Push-Pull; Tug Of War Is Over!

Sticker industry may get a setback because their “Push” and “Pull” stickers may soon get redundant. The In & Out Door solves the problem of indicating push or pull on doors by making the door handle intuitive. On the “push” side, there is a flat panel and on the “pull” side there is a handle. Instinctively you know which side of the door opens which ways, and you get crowned as a super genius! Hold on, there is more to the working of this design and SADI (Samsung Art & Design Institute) student Jeon Hwan Soo explains his case quite effectively in his renders.

Designer: Jeon Hwan Soo

39 Comments

  • Maze says:

    It's pretty har to pull the door to close it when you only have a push button.
    This will only work if you have a spring mechanism to close the door.
    Spring mechanisms rarely closes the door completely every time.

  • Maze says:

    It's pretty har to pull the door to close it when you only have a push button.
    This will only work if you have a spring mechanism to close the door.
    Spring mechanisms rarely closes the door completely every time.

  • tmkiwipeel says:

    This already exists. I think that if you want to redesign something aesthetically, don't explain it as if its a brand new mechanism you just thought up. If you've ever been inside a school, all the doors has a push bar on one side and a handle on the other.

    • whatdahek says:

      So true bro! This is a new looking handle. does look good and probably works well. i like the renderings, but not an invention.

  • tmkiwipeel says:

    This already exists. I think that if you want to redesign something aesthetically, don't explain it as if its a brand new mechanism you just thought up. If you've ever been inside a school, all the doors has a push bar on one side and a handle on the other.

  • Or you could make a door that opens both ways…

    • goose--knuckle says:

      that's good they should do that, that would get rid of any confusion but nobody has figured that one out yet…

  • Or you could make a door that opens both ways…

    • goose--knuckle says:

      that's good they should do that, that would get rid of any confusion but nobody has figured that one out yet…

  • ilumexy says:

    Well, at least the recessed part can be an indicator to someone that nobody is trying to push it from the other side. Good try!

  • ilumexy says:

    Well, at least the recessed part can be an indicator to someone that nobody is trying to push it from the other side. Good try!

  • sky says:

    This already exists…. I feel like this is a joke.

  • sky says:

    This already exists…. I feel like this is a joke.

  • fred says:

    Or you could put a sign on it that says "Push" with braille. Cool.

  • fred says:

    Or you could put a sign on it that says “Push” with braille. Cool.

  • U de says:

    well,there was already a same concept design.

    Exactly same idea..

  • U de says:

    well,there was already a same concept design.
    Exactly same idea..

  • J WOO says:

    this idea,, i thought before 3years ago.

  • J WOO says:

    this idea,, i thought before 3years ago.

  • DvvD says:

    This isn't really a problem if the door itself is designed properly. Usually you can see by the edges of the door if it opens in or out. And the handles are already often designed to give some indication of this too.

  • DvvD says:

    This isn't really a problem if the door itself is designed properly. Usually you can see by the edges of the door if it opens in or out. And the handles are already often designed to give some indication of this too.

  • Katey says:

    I was also thinking this already exists, but then I actually read the entire thing…
    There are doors with flat panels on one side and handles on the other to indicate pushing and pulling, but they don't work like this one. The current design just kind of swings freely, while this one closes all the way and needs to be engaged to open, like a handle or knob that you turn. It's like a combination of traditional handle/knob doors and the current panel/handle doors we have now.

  • Katey says:

    I was also thinking this already exists, but then I actually read the entire thing…
    There are doors with flat panels on one side and handles on the other to indicate pushing and pulling, but they don't work like this one. The current design just kind of swings freely, while this one closes all the way and needs to be engaged to open, like a handle or knob that you turn. It's like a combination of traditional handle/knob doors and the current panel/handle doors we have now.

  • Bob says:

    What's preventing people from trying to push on the handle side?

  • Bob says:

    What's preventing people from trying to push on the handle side?

  • whatdahek says:

    So true bro! This is a new looking handle. does look good and probably works well. i like the renderings, but not an invention.

  • Andreas says:

    This would really work well on doors without visibility to the other side. Because the push/pull is essentially one unit, it doesn't matter what side of the door you're on, you can easily tell if there's someone on the other side about to open the door.

    @Bob — It appears that the default 'idle' position of the handle is recessed on the handle side, extruding on the push side. Pushing on the handle side in the idle position goes nothing as the 'one unit' is already extruded on the push side as far as it will go.

  • Andreas says:

    This would really work well on doors without visibility to the other side. Because the push/pull is essentially one unit, it doesn't matter what side of the door you're on, you can easily tell if there's someone on the other side about to open the door.

    @Bob — It appears that the default 'idle' position of the handle is recessed on the handle side, extruding on the push side. Pushing on the handle side in the idle position goes nothing as the 'one unit' is already extruded on the push side as far as it will go.

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