A signature handle – and series – based on the felicitous combination of steel and copper. An original project, rediscovered and produced with great pride by Dnd.
the design of small details and of great expertise
The collection of handles C – 1918 (whose name pays homage to Architect Castiglioni’s birth year) produced by dnd by Martinelli, is one of the latest projects by Achille Castiglioni and Gianfranco Cavaglià, whose long collaboration (from 1972 to 2002) led over the years to the realization of projects on a large scale: i.e. urban, architectural and interior design projects. The presentation of this new project, in the same place where it was first conceived, is an opportunity to analyse Achille Castiglioni’s design style and his special care for detail. His projects are the expression of the importance given to the user, that is all of us. All this was made possible also thanks to the participation of Beppe Finessi.
On 4th October 2016, the C-1918 series of handles was presented at the Fondazione Achille Castiglioni headquarters. In the video, the dialogue between Beppe Finessi and Gianfranco Cavaglià dedicated to the “design of small attentions and great knowledge“.
Gianfranco Cavaglià, architect, professor of Technology of Architecture at Politecnico di Torino, has always combined research with professional practice. He worked with Achille Castiglioni from 1972 to 2002.