This groundwork is part of the Roto strategy of “first research, then create”, a guiding principle to ensure the firm does not design a product until it is certain of its appeal to end users in the target market.
The study found definite preferences in the look and feel of handles, with ergonomics being just as important as appearance. Colour coordination and security were also prime concerns.
The detailed results were implemented in the creation of RotoSwing, a new family of premium handles suitable for use with Roto NT hardware on both tilt and turn windows and balcony doors. The striking design, with its arching shape and unfussy, minimalist styling, constitutes a radical departure from the look of any previous Roto handle. The RotoSwing range offers a wide choice, including both single and two-tone colour options. There are key-lockable versions, including one with ‘tilt-first’ function for child safety and control of access to the fully-open mode.