Blend: the door handle by 967arch for Dnd
Blend is a handle based on the urge to combine basic forms between the grip and the plate: a cylinder and a parallelepiped come together in an original combination, in a reinterpretation of complete forms. Four finishes: satin black, satin chrome, satin gold and white enamel, for a contemporary reinterpretation of porcelain handles.
Blend is a product part of the collection “Handling architecture”, developed by Dnd under the artistic direction of Giulio Iacchetti and with the participation of five architeture firms. According to the team of 967arch firm, “the details of the door handle cylinder are intentionally angular, to obtain a more technical look, while the rectangular plate represents an appeal to the forms of memory, when such parts were used to give a strong image to the door”.
967arch / Blend project team: Cesare Chichi, Mauro Pizzi, Simone Preatoni
Founded in Milan in 1999 by Cesare Chichi and Stefano Maestri, the firm 967arch combines activities of architectural and interior design with work on products, in a continuous exchange of influences, experimentation and contamination. The team composed of architects and designers has tackled projects on many different scales, with a particular focus on headquarters and offices for companies like Google, Petronas, WPP, Cisco and Ferrero. The projects of product design, for furniture and lighting, include collaborations with companies like Poltrona Frau, Davide Groppi, Dieffebi, GE Giussani, MDF Italia, Zumtobel and Las Mobili.