I took this picture on Thursday, July 15th, 2021. These photos were taken in a bathroom stall inside the Amsterdam International Airport.
It’s a simple lock but you can tell a lot of design and thought went into it. Look at this thing.
This may be one of the sleekest yet simplest locks I’ll ever find and post on this blog. I mean look at it! It’s easy, straightforward, and perfectly functional. It’s all included on one strip of metal housing, so even install is simple – you only have one thing to install (plus the keeper in the doorframe).
The lock is a simple bar. Easy. I wish they had made it slightly thicker so it would hide the circular area behind it where it’s installed, but that’s not a huge deal. It’s also perfectly symmetrical, which sometimes can be TOO simple, but for this setup I think it works. ALL the shapes here are completely symmetrical. It’s like a study in elementary shapes and curves.
The handle is a nice circle, a little small for my hand, but still perfectly functional. It didn’t twist, because there’s no mechanism to require a twist. Simple knob handle.
The bathrooms were kept clean and up to date, so there’s no wear or grime anywhere to be seen. The navy blue padding was a big highlight for me too, it kept everything private AND the color went really well with the cream doorframes and stone grey tile floor. It seemed regal and trustworthy.
Although the whole lock set was a little small for me, it was still nice and easily usable. And the aesthetics, oh my gosh! The design was so worth it. This was a spectacular little lock from Amsterdam. Thank you!