The door handle (or door latch) is one of the most frequently used functional elements in the home: it's the very first object that people make contact with when they enter a building and it hardly ever comes to rest in busy places. But the door handle is much more than a mere functional element of household technology. A person's first physical perception of a house is made through the door handle- and as we all know, you only get one chance to leave a good first impression.