Blaze

Furnipart

2016

Designing a handle is very fascinating. It is a real challenge to design something that has been manufactured for so many years during the history of architecture. It was very charming to work for the handles for the company Furnipart, which is a Scandinavian company producing the handles all around the world for kitchen and furniture. It meant designing an artefact very tacit and for a mass production, which at the same time would unify the Made in Italy concept with that knowledge and rigors of Scandinavia. All this was amazing. Dealing with a bridge handle means having an extensive use of the handles, so the research was made for the small details and signs that would allow to be hidden first and would reappear anonymously only when observed by the user. Blaze is a profile handle which is anonymous, as it has to be always hidden. The aesthetic of the handle was designed in a very linear and Nordic way; one light gesture, a small chamfer on a plain surface, which, inclining is able to catch the light and opens like an element of surprise.