Haute Couture handles with character, since 1994

Pioneering the renaissance of decorative hardware as an art form since 1994, Haute Déco is an independent British label specialising exclusively in haute couture contemporary handles for the luxury residential market. We design and manufacture exceptional handles for private individuals who see their house as an extension of their personality, and who want to put a personal stamp on their property through unique architectural hardware.


Never afraid to go its own way, Haute Déco has kept to a path of its own, focusing on the private home-owner rather than large developments that call for more formulaic designs. More aptly described as door jewellery, our handles are infused with a distinctive house-style: a mix of timeless, effortless elegance and considered detailing as well suited to pared-down decor as to bolder interiors in which colour, patterns and texture abound.

The brainchild of Parisian-born-and-bred Marie-Véronique Swannell, the company keeps to its founding principles of “designed by hand, made by hand”: influenced by her Parisian upbringing, informed by her personal take on Shibusa, Marie-Veronique’s approach to design owes more to sculpture than to CAD, resulting in a collection that is described variously as “graceful”, “enchanting” and “uplifting”, with styles ranging from precious door jewellery to nature-inspired rough luxury.


Having their own dedicated production site in South-West England, Haute Déco's handles are meticulously crafted, by hand and with integrity, in a small scale atelier where the company continues to perfect contemporary finishes by applying time-honoured skills to modern-day materials.