Architect Frank Gehry has designed new door handles for Italian manufacturers Valli & Valli.
The new designs are additions to Gehry's Arrowheads and FOG collection, created for the brand last year (see our previous story).
The following information is from Valli & Valli:
VALLI & VALLI ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITIONS TO THE AWARD-WINNING FRANK GEHRY DESIGNED ARROWHEAD SERIES
Designer: Frank Gehry
Designed by renowned architect and designer Frank Gehry, the Arrowhead series is characterized by a dynamic twisting design created by planes that seem to spiral around a central axis. The Arrowhead door lever (H 5021 - second image) was introduced in 2007 and won that year’s Interior Design magazine Best of Year award in the hardware category. Along with a matching cabinet pull (A 2042, also introduced in 2007 - above), the series now includes a coordinating door pull (P5412 - below), designed with the same smooth, tactile shape that reveal each object’s function.
Material: AISI 316 L Stainless Steel
Available finishes:satin stainless steel, polished stainless steel
Series components: door lever, cabinet pull, door pull
The FOG series, is based on the elegant, sinuous curves and supple shape of the H354 door lever (above), reflecting Frank Gehry’s ongoing love affair with organic forms and structures, especially that of fish. This form features prominently in Gehry’s oeuvre and can be found in some of the 20th century’s most enduring structures, such as the Guggenheim Bilbao. This unlikely source of inspiration finds expression in the latest additions to the FOG series: door pulls (left and right orientation, K365 - top image) and a doorknocker (L301 - below).
Available finishes: Polished brass, polished chrome, satin chrome
Series components: door lever, door pulls (left and right orientation), door knocker
About the Fusital collection:
The Fusital collection is the flagship division of Valli & Valli and offers series designed by world-renowned architects and designers, including: Frank Gehry, Gae Alulenti, Andree Putman, Antonia Citterior, Cini Beori, Leon Krier, Richard Meier, Eero Aarnio, Mario Bellini, and Michael Graves, among others. The collaboration between these talents and Valli & Valli’s technical specialists results in innovative products that encompass the best in contemporary design.