Valérie Tura was working during 15 years in Paris for a renowned french manufacturer of bronze locks and door handles. During this time, she acquired an extensive knowledge of the art of traditional bronze castings and their fashioning into highly functional yet beautiful hardware fixtures for doors and windows. She has worked with renowned designers and architects on world-class projects, and is fluent in various languages.
When she moved to the Netherlands, she collaborated on interior projects with experimented craftsmen, and she decided to utilize her expertise to engage in the design and execution of door hardware for specialty projects.
While this business has a highly functional aspect, for high quality door hardware, she realized a passion for bronze, inherent in this process for custom door handles that reflected the personality of the property owner. This aspect has a long history, for many hundreds of years in France…where door and doorknobs communicated the heart of the owner.
This passion for bronze and noble materials has inspired her to develop a new perspective on door handles : to turn a useful daily tool into an emotional item reflecting a little part of the home-owner soul .
‘We are living in a world of e-consumption. The idea of luxury is to keep a sens of rarity, by valuing the item’s expression itself rather than the act of consumption’.