Jade GurneyProduct Design BSc
Redefining the functionality of mechanical door locks
Over 8 million in the UK suffer from damage to the hand and wrists, affecting their ability to manipulate small objects, and so their ability to effectively access the home. For this market, twisting a key can be a painful experience. Push Lock redefines the functionality of mechanical door locks through removing the need for any torsional force through the creation of a linear locking mechanism. This product is unique to the global market and exists in parallel with a growing trend in push-pull door handles for improved access in domestic and office spaces. The forms of the lock and key have been developed for comfort and intuitive use, whilst the aesthetics demonstrate a careful consideration of the position of door furniture as a permanent extension of the home.