Mario Scairato and Alessandro Stabile for Dnd: IKI
IKI is the new handle designed by Mario Scairato and Alessandro Stabile for Dnd: it is characterized by a formal palindromic construction, in which the profile of the upper view is identical to that of the front view, overturned 180 degrees. An elegant and essential shape, in which the sharp edges generate a changing volume that ends with semicircular shapes and suggests the user the grip with its frontal profile.
The concept of balance between opposites dear to the philosophy of Japan suggested to the designers the name IKI, also a palindrome, which means “simple, sophisticated, spontaneous”.
Made of zamak, it is available in three finishes: satin chrome, black, anthracite.
He lives and works between Milan and Paestum, his hometown. He graduated in Industrial Design at IUAV / Università della Repubblica di San Marino in 2011. Since 2015, as a freelancer, he has designed for Alessi, Internoitaliano and Moleskine. Since 2015 he has been art director of Paestum Experience, a branding project he founded that aims to promote and communicate the city of Capaccio Paestum.
One of the ten “Top Young Italian Industrial Designers” selected by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York in 2013. In 2011 he founded his studio and deals with product design and art direction. In 2016 two of his ideas won the first and second “Young&Design” award as the two best projects of Milano Design Week from an under 35. He designs for brands such as Moleskine, Alessi, Ferrero Nutella and others.