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NoHand ... designed to protect our hands from contamination.

NoHand ... designed to protect our hands from contamination.

Manital door handles are hands-free systems

June 2020

Manital, a leading Italian manufacturer of door handles, has introduced an innovative product that eliminates the need to grip handles when opening doors.

NoHand was designed by its team during the two months of lockdown, when they continued to research in order to find a product that suits the health crisis we are facing, the company says.

“What is happening now will certainly have repercussions on the ways we live and act. Not only in the near future, in fact it is very likely that similar situations will repeat themselves,” remarks Manital President Luigi Bigoloni. “In light of this, we have defined a new way to perceive handles and the methods of opening doors, a solution that can be an important contribution to the fight against bacteria and viruses.”

NoHand ...the elbow and forearm are now the body parts used to operate door handles.

NoHand ...the elbow and forearm are now the body parts used to operate door handles.

He says Manital focused primarily on crowded public spaces, where constant sanitisation is nearly impossible. “As a result, we collaborated with architects Mario Mazzer and Giovanni Crosera to design NoHand, a handle that delivers a new concept and motion for the opening and closing of doors. Thanks to an intense developmental period, NoHand became a reality in very little time,” he explains.

Bigoloni points out that the patented model was designed to improve safety, thanks to an innovative movement. “The elbow and forearm are now the body parts delegated to the function of opening and closing doors in order to protect our hands from contamination of dangerous bacteria and viruses,” he states.

“It’s a small change in habits for a positive impact on the greater good. NoHand is characterised by a cylinder and an upward curve that facilitates the opening of doors with the elbow and forearm: a simple and modern design that focuses on functionality and practicality,” he adds.

The handles have been constructed in type 304 stainless steel and are available in a variety of finishes including satin, polished and powder coated white or black.

A major global player which has been in the business for over 30 years, Manital says, over these years it has supplied handles to prominent residential and contracted projects around the world, always maintaining focus on the ‘Made in Italy’ quality, design and innovation.  




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