NEW HAVEN, Conn., February 14, 2011—SARGENT  has won a 2011 GOOD DESIGN Award for its work creating the SARGENT Studio Collection™ Gramercy Series RAL lever.

The GOOD DESIGN Awards were announced by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Finalists were chosen from several thousand of the world’s leading manufacturers, corporations, industrial design offices, architects and graphic and packaging designers. The GOOD DESIGN award program honors worldwide design innovation, vision, sustainability and the competitive design edge.

SARGENT was also recognized in 2009 and 2010, making this the third year in a row the company received this prestigious award. Other products that had been previously selected were Simplí™ Roseless decorative trim, Push/Pull paddle trim, Studio Collection MX decorative lever and Harmony Series access control lock.

“SARGENT is honored to receive a 2011 GOOD DESIGN Award,” said Leslie Saunders, VP Product Management ASSA ABLOY Architectural Hardware Group. “We are committed to providing secure, durable hardware that doesn’t compromise on design and this recognition shows that we are succeeding.”

The RAL lever suites with door pulls, coat hooks and door stops from Rockwood and hinges from McKinney. These products are part of ASSA ABLOY’s Good Design Studio, a partner in the epic pursuit of Good Design and the Total Aesthetic Opening; beautiful doors, frames and hardware from the ASSA ABLOY Group brands.

Founded in the early 1800’s, SARGENT is a market leader in locksets, cylinders, door closers, exit devices, electro-mechanical products and access control systems for new construction, renovation and replacement applications. The company's customer base includes commercial construction, institutional, and industrial markets. Included in SARGENT’s product offerings are windstorm certified locks and exit devices, hardwired and wireless access control devices, designer levers and an antimicrobial hardware coating. Visit our website for bored lock, mortise lock, exit device and key system product specifications.