Sans-Arc Studio are an award-winning design and architecture firm renowned for creating human-oriented spaces full of wonder and excitement that sit firmly outside of the norm. In partnership with Bankston Architectural, a leading manufacturer of luxury architectural hardware, they have co-created a limited-edition collection of bold door hardware that celebrates the joy in the unexpected.
Super Collection by Bankston + Sans-Arc largely draws inspiration from the Radical Design Movement of the 1960s, a period that heralded a new way of thinking, encouraging daring explorations of shape, colour and material.
This is not like other hardware. These are little bits of sculpture for your doors. This collection is made of lots of different shapes. You can put them in your palazzo, pool house, or pavilion. Form vs function? We think both. Form and function. Ok?
Bankston approached Sans-Arc with a simple brief; design a range of unique products that break the mould and reflect the essence of their practice. Sans-Arc have imbued their playful, referential, and off-beat style into every product in the Super Collection.
Drawing from different scales of design and objects of human interaction, the creative process centred around the themes of shape, geometry, and contrast. The final collection reflects a consistent design language, one that values and embraces irregularity. The eclectic approach taken by Sans-Arc leaving each design with its own unique story to tell.
Once the product designs were finalised, rigorous testing was employed to guarantee the functionality of the collection. With equal care taken in conceptual design, to final application, the Super Collection has been highly considered at every step of the process.
The Zzzigurat draws its distinctive shape from the ancient Mesopotamian ziggurat, a stepped structure that pre-dates the pyramids of Egypt. The name also pays homage to one of the key design practices (Zzigurat) associated with Radical Design Movement. The bold shape of the Zzzigurat make it ideal for more playful and animated spaces.
The Geppetto, named after the levers Pinocchio like shape, is subtly linked to the Italian theme of radical design, whilst embracing a slightly absurdist design approach. Playing off contrasting geometries, the Geppetto’s simple form is bold yet timeless.
Inspired by Futurist design, the Futurismo is geometrically subversive and introduces quite unexpected shapes into a lever. A sphere and chamfered rod are elegantly stacked to create a unique and eye-catching piece.
Super Moon is named after its shape; it is round – like the moon, and big, so super! Super Moon celebrates the inherent beauty and simplicity of shape, exhibiting strength and assurance with every engagement. Ideal for the front doors of your suburban Chinese restaurant, marble hall mausoleum or modernist suburban home.
Slightly more serious in approach, yet whimsical and imaginative. With the elements stripped back and reduced to only what is needed, the Associati is simple, minimalist – a line and a dot.
Within a revitalised warehouse in the inner west of Adelaide, Bowden Brewing is a microbrewery producing small batch and unique beer. Playing off the industrial setting, the boundary wall is inspired by temporary fencing and layers of raw steel mesh...
Civilian transformed the interiors of an 1890's townhouse, updating its historic layout for modern-day living and incorporating a playful and eclectic mix of vintage and contemporary design. The project draws from a diverse mix of references, from the rich material palette found in Milanese homes to the bold use of colour...
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Super Collection by Bankston + Sans-Arc has been recognised for various prestigious design awards worldwide:
Australian Design Awards 2023
Melbourne Design Awards 2022
International Design Awards 2021
IF Design Award 2022
BLT Design Award 2022
Loop Design Award 2022
Good Design Award 2022