T-Shape Door Handles

Meeting the Modern Demand in Design

While the traditional L-shaped door handle is a familiar choice, the rising appreciation and application of T-shaped door handles in various interiors and architectural projects are noteworthy. As their names suggest, these handles are designed in the shape of an 'L' or a 'T'. Despite the T-shaped grip's longstanding history, there is a growing demand for this somewhat lesser-known form. We're here to share insights into this emerging trend and introduce you to our range of T-shaped door handles, highlighting how they can enhance the aesthetics and functionality of modern spaces.

INC by Piet Boon T-shaped door handle on rose in PVD satin black
Architecture by Block 722 Architects

What is T-shape door handle? 

A T-shaped door handle is distinctively recognized for its T-shaped structure, setting it apart from the traditional L-shaped design. The primary difference lies in the handle's connection to the neck of the door lever. In a T-shape, the neck seamlessly merges with the center of the handle, creating the characteristic 'T' formation. Conversely, in the familiar L-shape, the neck joins at the end of the handle. Similar to the L-shaped lever, the T-shaped handle can be fitted on a rosette or a backplate, and it can be either fixed or rotatable. Typically, the handle is mounted horizontally in its closed state. This design variation offers both aesthetic and functional benefits, making T-shaped door handles a versatile and increasingly popular choice in contemporary interior design and architectural projects.

Introducing the T-Shape Handle: A Fusion of Style and Functionality

In the realm of interior design, T-shape handles stand out for their unique blend of ergonomic design and aesthetic appeal. These handles are not just functional additions to your space but are also pivotal in defining its style. Here are seven key advantages of incorporating T-shape handles into your design scheme:

  • Ergonomic Comfort: T-shape handles are designed for ease of grip and use, making them exceptionally user-friendly. Their ergonomic design is especially beneficial in high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Modern Aesthetic Appeal: With a sleek, minimalist design, T-shaped handles enhance the contemporary look of doors and furniture. They are versatile, fitting various styles from modern to industrial and transitional. FORMANI’s unique design approach adds a distinct elegance, perfect for stylish yet functional interiors.
  • Versatility and Space Efficiency: Ideal for kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, doors, and furniture, T-shaped handles blend seamlessly into various settings. Their compact form is perfect for space-limited areas, avoiding obstruction in narrow corridors or tight spaces.
ONE by Piet Boon door handle T-shape on rose in bronze
INC by Piet Boon T-shaped door handle on rose in satin stainless steel
  • Durability and Low Maintenance: Typically made from robust materials like stainless steel or brass, T-shaped door handles are built to last. They withstand frequent use and are easy to clean and maintain, making them a practical choice for both residential and commercial environments. FORMANI's PVD finish enhances durability and sustainability, ensuring long-lasting quality.​​​​​​

Learn more about our PVD technique

  • Wide Range of Materials and Finishes: Available in a diverse array of materials and finishes, T-shaped handles offer extensive customization. This allows for perfect alignment with the specific design theme and color palette of a space. FORMANI’s range, including finishes like satin stainless steel, PVD satin gold, black, bronze, white, and more, ensures a suitable match for any interior.

      Review FORMANI finish palette

  • Practicality and Safety: These handles combine ease of installation with enhanced safety, ideal for DIY enthusiasts and professional installers alike. Their straightforward installation and design free from sharp edges minimize the risk of snagging clothes or injuries, particularly in busy areas.

T-shape handles are more than just functional hardware; they are integral design elements that enhance the ergonomics, aesthetics, and overall safety of living spaces. Their versatility and range of options make them a go-to choice for designers and homeowners looking to create a cohesive and stylish interior.

Materials and finishes: customizing T-shaped door handles for every interior

T-shaped door handles, known for their versatility and style, come in an extensive selection of materials and finishes, allowing for unparalleled customization. This variety provides designers and homeowners with the flexibility to perfectly match these handles with the specific design themes and color palettes of their spaces. Within FORMANI's expansive range, the choices are particularly broad, catering to a wide array of interior design needs. Options include elegant finishes like satin stainless steel, luxurious PVD satin gold, classic black, rich bronze, pristine white, and more. Each finish is carefully crafted to ensure it complements any interior design style, from contemporary to traditional, making T-shaped door handles a universally appealing choice for diverse design projects.

Check out our colour palette

NOUR door handle T-shape in satin black

FORMANI's Signature T-Shape Handles: Blending Minimalism with Functionalityon

At FORMANI, we take pride in our signature T-shape handles, a collection that beautifully encapsulates minimalism and functionality. Recognizing the modern architect's and designer's penchant for minimalistic yet practical designs, our T-shape handles are a testament to this philosophy. These handles, characterized by their clean lines and ergonomic design, are exceptionally suited for contemporary spaces that prioritize sleek, uncluttered aesthetics.

Our collections, such as FERROVIA and TIMELESS, masterfully incorporate T-shape handles into traditional designs, offering a unique blend of the classic and the contemporary. In our ARC by Piet Boon and INC by Piet Boon collections, the T-shape handles emerge as icons of modern elegance, demonstrating how simplicity can harmonize with sophistication.

Further diversifying our range, the ONE by Piet Boon collection and the culturally rich NOUR by Edward van Vliet present T-shape door hardware in an array of unique finishes. These finishes cater to a broad spectrum of architectural styles, from the understated to the bold. Adding to this diversity, the CONE by Osiris Hertman collection redefines the front door experience with its sophisticated T-shape door handles and knobs, marrying ergonomic comfort with a chic, stylish appearance.

Each collection in FORMANI's range showcases T-shape handles in different design interpretations, affirming that the T-shape can be more than just a functional piece - it can be a statement of design, an embodiment of style, and a reflection of architectural vision.

ONE by Piet Boon door handle T-shape on rose in bronze

Design Consistency with FORMANI's comprehensive T-shape concept

FORMANI's dedication to design and functionality does not end with door handles. Our commitment to a cohesive aesthetic and practicality extends to a comprehensive range of architectural hardware, all available in the distinctive T-shape. This total concept range includes not only door handles and knobs but also window handles and furniture knobs, each crafted in the signature T-shape style. This uniformity ensures that every aspect of a space's hardware is in harmony, creating a seamless visual and tactile experience throughout. Whether it's the subtle touch of a window handle, the firm grip of a door knob, or the functional elegance of furniture knobs, every piece in our collection echoes the same design ethos. By offering these complementary elements in a consistent T-shape, FORMANI provides architects, designers, and homeowners with the opportunity to create interiors where every detail is thoughtfully considered and beautifully executed, embodying a true total concept in architectural hardware.

Discover our range of products in our online catalogue.


FORMANI's T-shape door handles epitomize the perfect blend of minimalist design and functional excellence, marking a significant trend in modern interior architecture. Ranging from the classic elegance of FERROVIA and TIMELESS to the sleek sophistication of the Piet Boon collections, these handles offer unparalleled versatility to suit a variety of design preferences. Extending this design philosophy to a comprehensive range of hardware, including window handles and furniture knobs, FORMANI ensures a cohesive aesthetic across all elements of interior design. This harmonious approach reflects our commitment to creating spaces where every detail contributes to a sophisticated and unified architectural narrative.

Wishlist login

or Create a wishlist account

Password must be at least 8 characters long, and contain at least 1 uppercase & lowercase character.