This wooden door handle, probably designed by Goldfinger, is displayed on his desk as a series of ‘found objects.’ In treating an ordinary household fixture as a work of art, Goldfinger was challenging traditional notions of what could be considered art. Come to 2 Willow Road to see where else door handles appear as a motif in the house!
A wooden door handle. Carved wooden cylindrical handle bent at 90 degree angle and tapered off to a curved point. Displays a handwritten "A" in the circular face.
Bequeathed to the National Trust by Ernö Goldfinger (1902-1987) and Ursula Ruth Blackwell, Mrs Ernö Goldfinger (d.1991), formally acquired in 1994.