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Knov / Door Knob


Where ever you go in the world you are sure to face signs attached to doors that inform you whether to push or pull. To make it worse they are often small and of course written in different languages.

As the design of the door knobs has remained almost exact same through times, people have got used to the mundane problem of not knowing which way the door opens.

Visual guiding, such as notes, isn’t always the most efficient way to help people. This is the reason why the Knov was designed in a way to make people understand with their fingertips. Because of the self-explanatory shape of the Knov-knob there is no need to gaze for written signs.


Kyoto Institute of Technology

Kyoto Institute of Technology
Department of Design
Kyoto, Japan