A lifestyle is the way a person (or group) lives. This includes patterns of social relations, consumption, entertainment, and dress. A lifestyle typically also reflects an individual's attitudes, values or worldview. Life style product embodies the values and aspirations of a group or culture. They speak the core identity of its customer. Each individual have their own sense of self, based on their background.
Lock and Handle:
The main reason we use locks everywhere is that they provide us with a sense of security. Door lock and its handle is one the life style product which is the main line of defense that most people use to protect their valuables. Lock handle is the interactive zone, by using people push or pull the door. The main interaction is with our palm, which senses the material, form, feels the comfort, etc.
The project 'Range of Handles for Mortise Lock' deals with redesigning of the form and aesthetics of mortise lock handles which is manufactured in India by M/s Godrej and Boyce. This project won't be dealing with the redesign of mortise lock and its mechanism.
The range of locks should be wide enough to accommodate aesthetic preferences of a wide variety of users.
There are two main types of lock:
• The mortise lock, which fits into a slot in the edge of the door, and
• The rim lock, which fits on one face of the door.
A mortise lock is a locking mechanism with a large case that is installed in a door mortise. The mortise lock is generally more secure, but the convenience of the cylinder rim lock makes it probably the most widely used front door lock.
These types of lock are supplied as either dead-locks, with a single rectangular bolt, or as sash locks, with a second spring loaded bolt. The latter can be used with a handles and will hold the door shut even when not locked.
Godrej, one of the largest business houses in India, has been continuously striving to offer locking solutions that reflect integrity, trust, and quality and environment consciousness. Godrej Locks were looking for a change in form function and scope of application. Mortise door handle is one of the life style products which have a good market, so better forms and even better manufacturing process were looked at.
Mortise door handles In Indian market as such is also being dominated by other manufactures to compete with them but thankfully, Godrej Locks has at par with its competitors by its quality and the brand.
Case Study Downloads:
• Range of Handles for Mortise Lock - Redesign of Form and Aesthetic Appeal - pdf