Maurizio Varratta

The design that
identifies the function.

The essence of a terse, simple form, an object whose design would be identified with its function.

This project is the result of the encounter between a designer and an architect, and of the desire of the latter to meet the apparently simple but actually complex challenge of designing a handle.

levante viste 2D

A terse, simple form.

In a sector where everything has been designed already, it was not easy to avoid the pitfalls of over-design or self- indulgence, so during the development of the idea the effort was to rediscover the essential nature of the object through a form that would be as spontaneous as possible.

levante 1
levante 2
During the work meetings with Giulio Iacchetti, examining many sketches and the first resin prototypes, we immediately agreed on the overall image and geometry, so we could then concentrate on details like the edges, the curves, the thicknesses, with the aim of reaching the essence of a terse, simple form, an object whose design would be identified with its function.




The alternation of light and dark shades, the quality of the materials and details, the refinement of the furnishings define the mood of this Penthouse.

Configure the handle levante

Maurizio Varratta

Born in Genoa, Maurizio Varratta took a degree in architecture in 1981. From 1983 to 1999 he worked with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

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