PROFILE

Australian designed,
crafted and hand
finished in solid wood
and natural stone.

The TIRAR range of architectural door pulls, door levers, coat hooks, cabinetry pulls and architectural towel rails, expressed in the finest quality materials, will complement, enhance and apply a unique stamp to your project, across residential, commercial and hospitality.

The natural materials we select offer an uncommon sensory tactility and a reassuring robustness;  a celebration of function, form and tactile pleasure.

Australian Made Handles
Felice Carlino - Designer Door Levers

In a complex world sometimes a simple act, an engagement through touch and the reassurance of contact with a solid natural material, carefully crafted and finished, is one of life’s small but significant pleasures.

– Felice Carlino

THE DESIGNER

Felice Carlino is the design force behind TIRAR. An Interior Designer with a high profile and successful career, Felice established the business following an unsuccessful search for solid timber door pulls he envisaged for a project.

“Everything I found was a combination of timber and metal, which didn’t fulfil the brief visually and neither did they feel comfortable in the hand”

So he decided to design his own.

An insight Felice relied upon in the design process came from research he conducted into the mechanical workings of the fingers and hands. “Fingers are made up of three joints that wrap themselves around the grip. So we crafted a taper and radius edges so the door pull and lever would sit, easily and comfortably, in the grip of the hand – whatever the hand size.”

From a small production line satisfying local demand, TIRAR has now expanded to respond to the needs of an international clientele, eager to appreciate the beauty, functionality and sensuous tactility of these unique, elegant pieces.

HIGH PROFILE APPLICATIONS AND AWARDS

You’ll find TIRAR door furniture in some of Australia’s most exclusive corporate addresses, including the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge in Brisbane by Sumu Design. TIRAR was appointed to provide the bespoke, solid timber door furniture, designing a selection of elegant levers and door pulls crafted from fine Australian and imported wood. Other high profile applications include:

  • The Vice Chancellor’s Office at the University of Technology,
    Sydney by Woods Bagot
  • The Qantas Transit Lounge in Perth by Sumu Design
  • The Wildernesse Restaurant in Kent, UK by Morris + Co

The TIRAR range is the recipient of the following awards:

2019

Sydney Design Awards – Gold Award

2019

London Design Awards – Silver Award

2018

Interior Design Best of Year Awards- Honoree

2017

European Product Design awards – Silver

2016

International Design Awards – Silver

2015

London Design awards Silver awards