I’m not sure I agree with the shapes, but the thinking should certainly be taught at ID school: These Push & Pull door handles are “semantically designed to be clear about the direction the door should be opened,” writes German industrial designer and design professor Uli Budde. “Lay your hands on the porcelain and push, or grab behind and pull.”
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Yes, porcelain. These were prototyped in an experimental collaboration between Kober, a German ceramics company, and Italian door handle manufacturer Olivari.
“Geometrical and bold, yet soft and organic.”
“Both handles are meant for both vertical and horizontal use.”
As far as I can tell, these aren’t in production.