DUE, a door handle by Stefano Boeri Architetti for Dnd
Part of the project “Handling architecture”, DUE reinvents the relationship with the plate: the design of the handle makes it approach the “archetype” in which the two traditional functional parts of the object – the grip and the attachment plate – are transformed into a pair of slender, perfect equal parallelepipeds. Available in two finishes, satin chrome and black.
The firm's project team describes it as: “An iconic complement of domestic decor, the handle sums up the first moment of contact with architecture and the first moment of taking possession of space, a prelude to the passage from one place to another. DUE is a small work of architecture capable of conceptually forming an ideal bridge between the human body, industrial design
and architecture. The figure becomes primeval through the transformation of the two traditional functional elements, the grip and the plate, into a solution of essential sculptural force. At the same time, the work of formal synthesis reduces the relationship between the door and the space to a degree close to zero, getting beyond factors of style and scale of the host: a universal handle application.”
Based in Milan, with offices in Shanghai (since 2014) and Tirana (since 2015), Stefano Boeri Architetti (Boeri Studio until 2008) has focused since 1993 on design and research, mostly in the fields of architecture and urban planning, but also on culture and interior design. Outstanding works include the Bosco Verticale in Milan, the Villa Méditerranée in Marseille and the Casa del Mare on the island of La Maddalena, Sardinia.