The Doorknob Condition Keeps Unwanted Guests From Entering

The Doorknob Condition Keeps Unwanted Guests From Entering

Gregory Han
Mar 11, 2009

A funny quirk about our 1917 studio here in LA is that the bathroom doesn't have any lock feature (that, and the light switch is on the outside wall next to the door instead of inside). We've considered replacing the door hardware to add a lock feature, but we've never gotten all too far with the endevour because we like the original era door knobs. But how perfect would Arnaud Lapierre's "The Doorknob Signal" be for a bathroom, making it all too clear the bathroom is occupied...

"The Doorknob Condition uses an innovated pulley system that makes the knob on the exterior recess inwards when pulled from the inside. Without a knob to use, there's no way to get it. Sure it could be great for security but who are we kidding? We know exactly how a doorknob like this would be used. Too bad it doesn't have a little timer to indicate when to come back."

[via Yanko Design]

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