An idea given to me verbally, at the end of a meeting on another project, and I imagined, driving towards the studio, a chicane shaped pull-handle that combined functionality, feasibility and aesthetics, while reducing the number of pieces of the traditional standard handle, a concept created to offer an easy access to the locks of the main doors.
As important was for me that the realization did not require any mold, making the shapes to be in a certain sense “designed” by the metalworking equipment, forged by mechanics!
So, once I checked different solutions for the realization, I quickly summed them in a couple of sketches by hand. Once the idea was approved, it was only a point of making a basic CAD model, given the geometric purity of the shapes.
At that point the real development took place at the phone with the Mandelli Technical Department.
Each call we discussed the draws, the equipment, thicknesses, weights and costs of standard semi-finished products. Time by time we reduced the steps, the times and the complexity of the processes and, of course , the waste of materials and costs.
Just like a driver, lap after lap, corner after corner, the teamwork improves his performance by removing grams and portion of a second!