Australia Trends Home Trends Volume 31 No 24 Australia - Page 24

In touch with your world From advanced magnetic locking systems to crisp architectural designs, Chant supplied custom and standard hardware to set off this upmarket, contemporary Auckland home Above: A Chant standard product, the VS locking flush pull combines simplicity of form with a secure, seamless locking mechanism. The designer hardware company’s extensive manufacturing premises also allow it to create almost any concept from an architect’s sketch, all with the knowledge of what will work well in terms of wear and function. Design integrity has made Chant popular in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Whatever style of home you’re building, it’s the finishing touches that make the project sing. Solid, well-designed handles, door stops, locks, even robe hooks all play their part, and the sense of luxury starts when opening the front door. New Zealand quality hardware specialist Chant supplied custom and standard solutions for this sculptural home in a high-end suburb. Director Byron Chant says the owners wanted strong pieces that would extend the aesthetic of monastic simplicity and raw, textural surfaces. “To match a palette of wood-cast concrete, stone, steel and brass, we provided satin brass search | save | share at trendsideas.com hardware that will develop an attractive patina over time. Some elements were made to the specifications of the architect, Julian Guthrie, while others were designed by us.” The pared-back appeal of these products is backed by high-tech functionality, says Chant. “For example, the custom minimalist front door push plate features an electronic lock and strike mechanism. Elsewhere, steel doors are fitted with magnetic locks that avoid protruding latches until the lock and strike plate are flush.” At the rear of the home, full-height sliding doors roll back to open the interior to the pool,