After winning the 2008 Pritzker Prize, French Architect Jean Nouvel has entered the architecture “hall of fame”. Often being described as the “Nobel prize of architecture”, the Pritzker sets a precedence of quality and detail along with industry-wide fame and recognition.Jean Nouvel is a contemporary architectural master. He creates bold striking buildings of glass and steel that also manage to be integrally connected to their surroundings. His modern structures offer a signature play of transparency, light, and shadow. He combines rigorous geometry and the latest industrial materials with drama and visual excitement. The structures honour the urban richness and vitality that surrounds them which engage but never overwhelm their historic surroundings. Examples include the institute du Monde Arabe and the Cartier Foundation in Paris, along with Lyon Opera House.
Jean Nouvel’s design methods are also applicable to architectural products. The lever handle is a fine example. A singular and innovative interior accessory, that combines exquisite detail, with comfort and use. The lever handle was designed for the DR Concert house in Copenhagen. Different finishes are available in brushed stainless steel, essence of teak, oak and beech woods.