Ever since I started building, it had been an aspiration of mine to be able to use door handles that were coherent with my idea of architecture as the art of welcoming. One of the first things a person does when entering a building is open the door. That is where the first physical contact takes place, where you “touch” the building. So the handle is a tactile introduction to it. For an architect like me, who thinks that design should involve all five senses, this contact acquires great importance.