GARDA, 1951

For its clean lines and lean visual language, Gardella declared to have taken inspiration from the German functionalist architect Ferdinand Kramer, who had participated under the project leader Ernst May in the new city plan for Frankfurt (Das Neue Frankfurt, 1925-1930) by designing a utilitarian, geometric door handle.

— Digamma poltrona, Gavina 1950
Ignazio Gardella
. Gardella studied the proportions of his own handle by starting with a cylindrical element.
— Dispensario antitubercolare, Alessandria 1934-1938
— Ignazio Gardella, Franco Albini, Quartiere Mangiagalli, Milano 1950-1952
progressively widens toward the end of the lever, taking on a conical shape with the same elementary elegance that distinguishes his architecture.
— LTA3 Arenzano lampada, Azucena 1956
— Tavolo esposto alla X Triennale di Milano, 1954