In our daily lives we use zillions of different lids…….the lid on our morning Starbucks coffee cup, the cover lid on our iPad, the lid of our favorite keepsake box…. to name just a few
Lids to keep warm, to protect, to disguise or hide….
When creating entrance door handles we design key cylinder lids which become an integral part of the backplate, escutcheon or cylinder collar
So what ?… one may say ‘a lid is just a lid’. We don’t think so.
An entry door handle set with a good looking key cylinder lid enhances one’s front door. The hinged cover lid not only beautifully disguises the round key cylinder but also offers protection from the elements
In the twenty+ years that we’ve been creating custom door hardware we’ve designed many great looking lock key cylinder lids…
Baltica thumblatch entry sets have been awarded US and international design patents for our truly unique designs which include bespoke key cylinder lids
Here’s a brief glimpse into the design process.
We introduced the horse door pull as an option with our classic Telluride thumblatch escutcheon. This sculptural door pull design swiftly earned attention and orders.
Clients then requested an equestrian motif escutcheon for use with the Telluride horse door pull. We sharpened our pencils and began designing the Telluride HT thumblatch escutcheon….
During our design team brainstorming meetings we came up with several cylinder lid design options (view our sketches below)
We opted to finalize three cylinder lid designs, which are now readily available to clients who order the Telluride HT thumblatch entrance door handle set.
Baltica thumblatches are made-to-order. Production time is swift. Thumblatch entry trims usually ship within two weeks.
We invite you to consider our handcrafted door handles for your project.