Key facts

Product:
Agata
Family:
Agata
Manufacturer:
Olivari >
Designer:
Franca Helg >, Franco Albini >
Order number:
M116 CR
Architonic ID:
1000895
Country:
Italy
Launched:
1965
Manufacturer groups :
Hinged door fittings-Lever handles >
Groups:
Hinged door fittings-Lever handles >

Product description

Finish:
CR bright chrome

Product variants

Product family

Concept

In their imagining an object functional to the gesture of gripping a lever to trigger an action that transforms the space by opening or closing, Franco Albini and Franca Helg designed a handle with the lightness of a bird’s wing, and the profile of a flower. They travelled a road directed toward the expression of organic shapes. The Agata handle reflects their keen search for a point of equilibrium between one thing and its opposite – between a sensual organic mood and geometric linearity; between solidity and lightness; between a precise graphic mark and the volumetric consistency of the material. All the typical qualities of Albini and Helg’s experimentation with form are recognisable in this small object proportioned to the scale of a hand: making the material lighter; the search for fluid lines; slender geometric shapes; a certain propensity for tapered forms; exactitude; and subtle elegance that is modern and classic at the same time. Among ergonomic handles, this is a classic of good Italian design.

Material:
Brass

Finish:
bright chrome, satin chrome, supergold bright