Door Handles – School of Pythagoras

Sometimes it’s the little things that give you most pleasure both in life and work. When Caroe Architecture Ltd was asked to oversee the fitting of new door handles to The School of Pythagoras, the oldest secular building in Cambridge, I was tasked with designing and commissioning these small additions to a very old building.

Before I trained as an architect, I made furniture, one of the companies I made for was Red House Forge then situated in the basements under Spitalfields Market in London.

The design was based upon phi the golden ratio,


I hope over the years the handles feel both satisfying in the hands of those who open the doors and to the eye.

With thanks to Caroe Architecture Ltd for the use of thier images and project information, and to Red House Forge for the forged door handles.