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Refined approach For this project, the homeowner wanted a consistent sculptural feel for the window and door hardware in his new home – Chant came to the party with its hand-crafted Axis range Above: Touching impression – Chant Hardware provided the comprehensive door and window Axis hardware range, finished in copper, for this high-end home in a lush, natural setting. This pull handle on one of the home’s many external and internal sliders provides a taste of the sculptural, matching hardware seen throughout the home. Chant is based in Auckland, New Zealand, but its custom hardware products are seen in all the right home projects here, in Australia, and further afield. Like the refined jewellery or dress watch that completes your evening wear, so your door and window hardware will reflect the calibre of your home – great design is always in the details. For this contemporary project, the owners approached dedicated architectural hardware specialist Chant to find the best possible choice for all their window and door hardware. The doors and handles had to have a consistent look throughout and be high on function and low on upkeep, says company owner Graham Chant. “And they came to the right place. Our design team meets with architects, designers or search | save | share at specifiers to find the right handle and hardware for a project in terms of aesthetics and function. “Here, they wanted a polished copper finish and the same style of handle used throughout. And our popular Axis range was the perfect fit.” The Axis hardware supplied by Chant in the warm, weathered metal included pull handles for the external and internal sliders, casement fasteners and telescopic stays for the windows, as well as flush pulls for internal cavity sliders and lever handles for the hinge doors. “Axis is one of our most popular lines – although we also specialise in custom designs