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Door Handles

Door Handles

These are BRILLIANT. Gaudí was preoccupied with overseeing every element of his buildings — here, we see his door handles. They were cast from molds made by plunging one’s hand into wet clay. See how closely they mimic the form of the human hand?

The real kicker is how they work — their design belies their function. Clearly, when you grasp the handle on the left, your hand assumes a pulling motion, whereas when you reposition your hand for the handle on the right, your hand assumes a pushing motion. No “pull” or “push” signs necessary. Perfect.

Lens at 50mm, ISO 400, ƒ/2.8, 1/30s
Snapped Jun 5, 2008 at 8:11am