About Xavier Lebee
Born in Paris in July 1954, Xavier Lebee is a painter, sculptor, engraver and architect certified by French Government. In June 1995 he founded Interaction Design. The main activity is the creation of decorative bronze fixtures and objects, created by Xavier Lebee and other artists & designers on Paris fashion mood and luxury décoration market.
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Interaction Design carries the main part of its turnover through an international network of designers, decorators and interior architects working on luxurious projects such as villas, private residences, large flats and luxury hôtels & ressort. The rest is achieved on the premium decoration market with designer shops and hardware retailers. The company is particularly appreciated for its capacity to continually create and adapt models, bespoke and customize creations on request to meet its clientele’s specific demands. Since 20 years, the firm manufacture and supply the best UK decorators & interior architects with its luxury hardware know how and french touch. Interaction Design invest in a number of international exhibitions & trade shows such as: Decorex London, Maison & Objet Paris, Ambiante Frankfurt, Index Exhibtion Dubai, Decofair Djeedah. Finally Xavier Lebee is now a regular visitor to the Persian Gulf, involved in several projects, enjoying international acclaim and recognition for his original bronze designs and unic creations. On website xavierlebeecreation.com an interior architect shall discover 24 hardware range, search can be done as well per collection style or per product type: Contemporary, Fabrics prints, Leather prints, Oriental, Vegetal Textures, Sea shells, Classic. Our hardware creations in solid bronze are sand casted, manufactured and polished in France with an electrolysed finish. Each collection can be selected per motif style on 12 different matching standards as door knob turn, lever handle set, 4 size cabinets knobs, 4 size push pull plates, 3 size D-handles. On our plater electrolysis workshop each model can be customized within 7 different finishes as Satin Nickel, Old Silver 24 carats, Old Gold flash 24 carats, Old Bronze, Old Copper, Brown and Black Nickel. Every dimensions and weights are detailed on our website xavierlebeecreation.com per model before ordering schedule. A decorator shall manage online his décoration project or drop an email per contact bolt. Bespoke bathroom accessories or curtains matching our door handle collections can be supplied on request, unic models, and bespoked finishes on sample too. Our best reference is Kelly Hoppen Show Room, London, United Kindom. You can reach our collection on our shop Univers de la Poignee, 27 rue des Saints Peres 75006 Paris, France, European Union
Main model descriptions :
Push pull plates
PAIR DOOR PUSH PULL RECTANGLE OR HALF MOON LARGE PLATES to be fixed on main entrance shop glass or wood door, and to be fixed on wardrobe or kitchen cupbord or bathroom cabinet doors, back to back, side by side, or wall fixed, dimensions about 300*150*35mm plus six screws 6*30mm PAIR DOOR PUSH PULL RECTANGLE OR HALF MOON INTERMEDIATE PLATES to be fixed on main entrance shop glass or wood door, and to be fixed on wardrobe or kitchen cupbord or bathroom cabinet doors, back to back, side by side, or wall fixed, dimensions about 200*100*35mm plus 4 screws 6*30mm PAIR OF PUSH PULL RECTANGLE OR HALF MOON MEDIUM PLATES to be fixed on wardrobe or kitchen cupbord or bathroom cabinet doors, back to back, side by side, or wall fixed, dimensions about 150*75*35mm plus 4 screws 6*30mm PAIR OF PUSH PULL RECTANGLE OR HALF MOON SMALL PLATES to be fixed on wardrobe or kitchen cupbord or bathroom cabinet dors or cabinet drawers, dimensions about 75*35*25mm plus 4 screws 4*25mm
Lever handles & door knobs, turn a lock
PAIR OF DOOR HANDLE lever set turn a lock, supplied with a spring rosace, can turn a window lock when ordered with a specific cremone rosace, our door handles can be fixed also on a large spring back plate, a cylinder key hole can be customized in. Current set supply : two handles, size about 130*35mm fixed on two rectangle spring rosaces, one square spindle 8*8*100mm, 8 screws for a wood door, one key plus alen screw diameter 5mm, UK spindle fit in. PAIR OF DOOR KNOB set turn a lock, supplied with a spring rosace, can turn a window lock when ordered with a specific crémone rosace, our door knobs can be fixed also on a large spring back plate, a cylinder key hole can be customized in. Current set supply : two knobs, size about 65*65mm fixed on two rectangle spring rosaces, one square spindle 8*8*100mm, 8 screws for a wood door, one key plus alen screw diameter 5mm, UK spindle fit in.
Cabinets knobs, pulls & hooks
PIECE DOOR KNOB FIX, pulls only, priced per piece, size about 65*65mm usefull on a 200cm door, plus one screw 6*30mm PIECE WARDROBE OR CUPBOARD PULL KNOB, pulls only, size about 45*45*35mm usefull on a 200cm door, plus one screw 6*30mm PIECE MEDIUM PULL KNOB pulls only, size about 35*35*30mm to be fixed on a kitchen or bathroom cupboard plus one screw 4*25mm PIECE SMALL PULL KNOB pulls only, size about 25*25mm, hook to be fixed on bathroom or kitchen cabinet drawer plus one screw diam 4*25mm
PIECE DOOR STOPPER, cylinder diameter 35*35mm plus a rubber foam ring to be fixed on ground, each door stopper match the style ordered, set including a screw threaded metal/wood diameter 6*40mm PIECE ROSACE RECTANGLE, our spring back plate include a strong spring helping lock work, size 65*50*10mm PIECE ESCUCHEON, matching our spring backplate our escucheon include a Yale European cylinder hole, we can customize your key hole standart PIECE DOUBLE ROSACE RECTANGLE, our spring back plate include a strong spring helping lock work, our double rosace hyde screws & make our handles perfectly horizontal on yard PIECE DOUBLE ESCUCHEON, matching our double spring backplate our escucheon include a Yale European cylinder hole, we can customize your key hole standart, our double rosace hyde screws on yard.
PIECE LARGE PUSH PULL D-HANDLE to be fixed on main entrance shop, glass or wood door, and to be fixed on wardrobe or kitchen cupbord or bathroom cabinet doors, back to back, side by side, or wall fixed, dimensions about 300*75*35mm plus 2 screws 6*30mm PIECE PUSH PULL D-HANDLE to be fixed on main entrance shop, glass or wood door, and to be fixed on wardrobe or kitchen cupbord or bathroom cabinet doors, back to back, side by side, or wall fixed, dimensions about 300*35*35mm plus 2 screws 6*30mm PIECE PUSH PULL D-HANDLE to be fixed on wardrobe or kitchen cupbord or bathroom cabinet doors or cabinet drawers, dimensions about 125*25*25mm plus 2 screws 4*25mm
a) FIRST MOULD, we create our models per ourself, the first model is sculpted into temporary materials as cardboard, paper, wax, fresh clay and plaster, a first rubber foam mould is casted over it to produce a first casted strong wax to be sent to lost wax castshop specialized on orichalque bronze alloy. Orichalque is an antik Greek sword alloy as strong & fine as soft iron.
b) BRONZE CHEASEL, the first bronze cast it to be cheaseled. The sculptor manufacture himself his cheasels into a very strong iron alloy, the way to manage it is a secret to keep secret. After hours of fine work, the sculptor take off all what is not beautyfull on row cast & can dig some more détails into solid bronze, plus make a mirror polish or add some new détails with resins. Then the model is send back to castshop for a second test, this can be redone untill cast form satisfy production
c) MASTER MODEL & FIRM, when the sculptor say OK, he firm the model under his name on model back side, our models are carved XL, then the model become an approuval master model for manuacture schedule from bronze sand cast furnace.
A) BRONZE CAST, now the master model in solid orichalque bronze can be duplicated about 1000 times into sand moulds. Do you remember your childs making prints with a bucket, a rake and a showel on wet sand beach at summer time ? Sand cast workshop work exactly same but the sands are wet with row oil & take well prints & stay steady under Celsius degree 800 kick of pressure. The worker fill with sand an iron box about 400*300*100mm, pack it strongly with a hammer and other tools until sand become as hard & smooth as a stone. He lay on master models in such a position to be easy to take off. He kick the master model with a hammer until an first half print is done on sand lay. He drop a paraffine powder over sand and master model what divide the mould for a secound mould sand lay print. He place a second iron box topless over the first one and fill again with sand to be similar packed over the last half part of the master model. Now a print is done into two moulds, as you can see when opening a fruct to discover its stone. It is time to separate the mould 2 parts and take off carefully the master model. With a triangle tool he dig few little rivers to drive liquid bronze to fill up the empty cave print into 2 sand lays when cast. He close the two moulds & place vertical next furnace with others for casting. Since bronze age, 5000 years ago the schedule is same : heat a ceramic bucket Celsuis degrees 800 & drop bronze liquid between the two half moulds, & wait a week to open moulds when alloy is cold. Cut bronze drive and take off all what is not the expected row solid bronze product.
B) HARDWARE WORKSHOP, from now bronze casts are named products to be placed on hardware manufacture. The workers take off mould seals and scales on product. Workers weld back drills made from a brass bar turn , dig & thread holes, they manufacture under all customized international standards. When all is checked including fitting on spring rosaces, then the workers polish the product as smooth as the master model was.
C) PLATER FINISH, Frm now the product must receive a finish under elecrolyse into oxyde bathes, the product is plated with a 100% pure Gold, Silver, nickel or Copper, on request the plater can oxyde the micron alloy skin to match an antik Gold, silver or bronze, even match a black nickel as gun look. 7 current finishes can be done, plater can also customize on request from a decorator sample. When all is done, the workshop drop a cellulose varnish. When great trafic or climate request stronger varnish we drop a hot industrial varnish. Now our unic hardware order is ready to be parceled & delivered ! Delivery delay, when a stock is detailed under item photo & dimensions on ordering page, delivery lead is 3 weeks after payment out of august month, when no stock is detailed be patient about 6 weeks delay. After your order or enquiry, we shall send you an estimate including all conditions, after a Paypal payment take care to certify Paypal all is OK one week later, if not your first payment will be cancelled, you shall pay a 2nd time before delivery with more Paypal charges. Safety payment per crédit card is allowed on our check out file, it is slower but safer. From our website, an email payment alert is bank sent within 48h on our mailbox, in case classic bank Swift on our adress, take care send your payment copy scann, then our lead shall start.