The concept of the Ri Shi handle, solar eclipse in Chinese, finds its roots in the idea to create a correlation between the form of the handle and the new soft rebound mechanism, making that relationship clear and evident.
Movement, Curiosity, Colour, Surprise, Silence, Anticipation; all words that describe an eclipse. When opening the door, the handle tilts downward, gliding with an off-centre rotating motion, rapidly unveiling a “sliver of the sun,” a different material, a colour, a surprise. The geometry changes; the aesthetic changes.
Releasing the handle.....there is the eclipse, silent.....slow.