Individual detail can make a room and something as simple as changing the handles on a chest of drawers can provide an instant update or makeover. This jaunty little doorknob is handmade from something called ecomix; a mixture of clay, chalk powder and paper pulp. It is hard-wearing and eco-friendly and is supplied to us via a medium scale manufacturer based in Jaipur, India. They own two factories, both employing around two hundred craftspeople at each location. The manufacturing processes juxtapose traditional methods, i.e. wood carving and pot throwing, with relevant and up-to-date modern design. Workers use components such as sustainable wood, ceramics, terracotta, iron and glass in their products. Artisans’ skills are boosted by training and workers receive paid leave, GPA and bonuses. Social get-togethers are encouraged by the management to promote a good working environment and festivals are celebrated by all twice a year. They are proud to be one of the largest exporters of handicraft products in India, with a commitment to quality, social and environmental issues. Although described as a doorknob, this handle is more suitable for drawers and cupboard doors as opposed to a standard door, and screws into a hole. It is held in place by a washer and a small nut. The rustic appearance and hand-painted quality of this doorknob portrays an almost child-like or ‘gingerbread house’ characteristic. Pick and mix with doorknobs from the same range or mismatch completely for that boho hotchpotch laissez-faire.
Why we love this product!
- Rustic and simple
- ‘Fairytale’ characteristics
Dimensions: Diameter: 4cm L: 8cm