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H. Theophile

H. Theophile’s extensive range of custom door hardware is made-to-order and is the leading choice for the world’s top architects and designers. Diverse historical and contemporary hardware designs as well as coordinating trims and mechanisms are engineered in our New York studio. Our production team includes mechanical engineers, specialized machinists, craftspeople, and artists in New York and New England.

Custom gold hardware ensemble with door knob, lever, cabinet pull, and rock crystal thumbturn.

The Architecture of Hardware

H. Theophile’s extensive range of custom door hardware is made-to-order and is the leading choice for the world’s top architects and designers. Diverse historical and contemporary hardware designs as well as coordinating trims and mechanisms are engineered in our New York studio. Our production team includes mechanical engineers, specialized machinists, craftspeople, and artists in New York and New England.

Lever design in polished nickel on an oversized backplate paired with a custom emerald rock crystal cabinet pull Ensemble of modern hardware in polished nickel and custom rock cystal pulls

Engineered Modern

Minimalist geometric forms, perfectly machined and finished, approach fine art. H.Theophile's modern hardware collection includes interchangeable components and finishes.

Neoclassical door handles and pulls with hand chased and filigree details inspired by 18th and 19th century hardware

18th and 19th Century Designs

The detail and finish quality of H. Theophile's historical reproductions are unsurpassed as seen in this suite of neoclassical handles and pulls with beaded and filigreed details in matte gold. Hand-chased anthemion motifs frame a ruby red rock crystal cabinet pull.

Artisanal cast door knob and thumbturn in distressed brassSilver repoussé geometric door knob on a oversized backplate

Artisanry

Special production techniques and materials - lost-wax casting, sterling silver repoussé, hand-blown glass, and machined Corian to name a few - create diverse designs and styles. Two exemplary custom design prototypes above: cast, artisanal door fittings in aged, distressed brass and a silver repoussé geometric knob.

London Mansion featuring H. Theophile's door hardware and featured in Architectural Digest

Projects

A project management team, engineering-focused with deep industry experience and high levels of technical expertise, can support the highest standards of production and installation. Numerous high-profile projects have come to depend on H. Theophile for collaboration in the field and in the design process.

Modern black and gold door hardware ensemble with corian and leather details

Catalog and Collection

H. Theophile's collection of handles, hinges, mechanisms, and cabinet hardware includes numerous designs -- both historical and contemporary -- unique in the industry and known for the aesthetics of proportion and quality of hand-finishing.

Our studio also features antique handles, fittings and mechanisms which not only inform the details of reproductions and adaptations, but often become springboards for new designs and products. We continually update the catalog with new designs and antiques including designs by Ruhlmann, Ponti, Behrens, and Gropius. If you're in New York, please schedule a showroom visit.