Aurora

 1994
M164

The idea for a door handle containing the magic of glass originated in a conversation with Alessandro Mendini. He wanted to design a drop-shaped piece of glass integrated with or emerging from metal.

FINISHES

  • C1 - Bright chrome/Light blue C1 - Bright chrome/Light blue C1 - Bright chrome/Light blue
  • C6 - Bright chrome/Transparent C6 - Bright chrome/Transparent C6 - Bright chrome/Transparent
  • 6M - Bright chrome/Matt glass 6M - Bright chrome/Matt glass 6M - Bright chrome/Matt glass
  • Z1 - SuperGold bright/Light blue Z1 - SuperGold bright/Light blue Z1 - SuperGold bright/Light blue
  • Z6 - SuperGold bright/Transparent Z6 - SuperGold bright/Transparent Z6 - SuperGold bright/Transparent
Clear

MATERIAL

Brass

TYPOLOGY

Door handles - Round - Special

Aurora,
 1994

Then the ball was in our court. We had never thought of uniting our habitual material of metal with glass, because we had no experience with it. So it was not simple to enter into harmony with the artisans of Murano in Venice and have them craft the glass with a degree of precision they were not used to.

— Alessandro, Francesco Mendini, central mosaic staircase Bisazza, Groninger Museum (NL), 2010

But the result was of great satisfaction to everyone, and along with it came a kaleidoscope of aesthetic solutions we had not seen before.
— Antonio Olivari

— Atelier Mendini, Anna G corkscrew, 1994
— Atelier Mendini, Galassia, Venini, 1992