colombo design: meta by konstantin grcic in miami
located in the sunshine state of florida, USA, miami is a tropical, melting pot with a strong latin community.
on our trip to the beachside city we captured the essence of konstantin grcic’s ‘meta’ doorhandle for colombo by taking it on a tour of one of the largest urban areas in the USA while in town for design miami/art basel, enjoying the balmy weather the colorful sites and sounds of the warm, hospitable community. the city’s extensive number of art deco buildings in various pastel shades, perfectly complimented the streamlined geometry of ‘meta’, highlighting the sleek glamour of its simple, yet opulent form.
the concept of a door handle extends far beyond than solely the opening and closing of doors. this fixture is symbolic moving past a boundary line; the door-as-obstacle motif is representative of a limit between two worlds, the handle being the necessary tool to be able to cross into a new plane of being. the colombo design door handles embody two points of significance: one visionary and the other tactile. when the latter interpretation takes precedent over the first, it leaves off to exist setting free its own being which is the hidden ‘esprit’ of all things. the designboom still-life series celebrates both the dynamic quality of the door handle in the foreground in combination with the beauty observed just beyond the piece in what is ultimately a surrealistic visualization of a traveling artifact.
the atmosphere is captured so authentically that one can practically touch it.
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FUORISALONE COLOMBO DESIGN > “HI HOME”
Colombo Design has chosen to exhibit within Andrea Castrignano’s project “Hi Home” at the upcoming Milan Design Week, which is starting on April 9th.
During the “Salone” international furniture fair, the new studio of the milanese designer will be unveiled, which will also include a “dream house”, inspired by factors such as technological innovation, sustainability, minimising your carbon footprint and home automation.
Amongst the many various products that have been chosen for the project is the Fedra door handle by Colombo Design. Conceived by Andrea Castrignano himself, the handle’s characteristics lend themselves well to the concept of “Hi Home”. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the handle in the new Vintage finish; an aged, bronze colour that is evocative of the past yet also testimony to a style that has withstood time. It is a handle that tells the story of the company, based in the Bergamo area.
The words of Andrea Castrignano on his handle Fedra: “In an era where even cinema has become three-dimensional, I wanted to rediscover the simplicity of an object with ‘two dimensions’, with a lighter and less bulky design. I also had the goal of a handle being comfortable to grip, that could adapt to any home and any room. I hope I have succeeded in my purpose!”
The “Hi Home” exhibit is outlined as one of the most interesting at the Fuorisalone. It is a creative experience which will further enrich the solid cooperation between Colombo Design and Andrea Castrignano.
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