Exhibition–Doorknobs: Beyond the Everyday, Wanted Design, NYC
Jonathan Allen (silo)
Gregory Beson (exhibition)
Established in 1918, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has had significant impact on the design and development of residential hardware, including the doorknob. A formal investigation of the ubiquitous interior doorknob, the Half Standard Doorknob foregrounds a simultaneously familiar and surprising experience of touching. Cast in bronze–an antimicrobial material long associated with doorknobs–the halved diameter draws attention to an action–and a standard–that has become nearly invisible to us.