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Biomorphic design

In an environment saturated by products that often favour style over substance, it’s worth remembering that good design must also answer a problem. In the case of the Ulna system, the design answers more than one.

Biomorphic design


December 5th, 2014

“Instead of trying to kill germs in a wound, wouldn’t it be easier if they never entered?” asked Louis Pasteur. The Ulna system responds to his question with a clever design that minimises the transferral of germs through one of their most prolific carriers – door handles.

The curvaceous design completely negates the need to touch the door handle with your hands. Instead the elbow becomes the driving force, nestling comfortably against the ergonomic contours of the Ulna – particularly helpful with loaded arms. Whether in a healthcare environment, or a public space, the Ulna encourages hygienic behaviour.


While being perfect for hands-free use and for disabled people, this unique system is also height-adjustable to nine levels to fit the needs of users, and easy to clean with a rounded form and an absence of screws. Ulna has been highly commended at the Innovation Awards in both 2005 and 2008 and continues to forge new ground with the development of the new Ulna system – Silver in 2011.

With a design-focused satin aluminium finish, Ulna Silver highlights even further the elegant form of the handle, modelled, like its name, on the most elegant form of all – the human body.

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