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Olivari Door Handles @ Architectural Design Hardware

Updated: Oct 9

Since 1911 Olivari has been manufacturing handles at its own factories in Italy where the entire production process takes place.


For over 30 years Architectural Design Hardware has been proudly offering Olivari door handles to Australian customers.


Made in Olivari Italy Door Handles


The Olivari internal door handles are designed by great internationally renowned architects and designers, with whom Olivari have always collaborated, following the best Made in Italy tradition.


Door handles are always born from a meeting between people, from the close collaboration between a creative mind and a technical-technological mind.

Olivari’s handles are produced solely and exclusively in their headquarters in Borgomanero, near Milan. This is why they prefer to say: “Made in Olivari, Italy”.


Olivari handles come in a range of finishes. Ask our team to confirm the finish you desire.


OLIVARI DOOR HANDLES


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ASTER M174

Door Handle


Aster is a round rosette handle designed by Studio Olivari. Studio Olivari is the research office dedicated to material development and technological innovation.




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ABC M255B

Door Handle


"An archetypal handle that comes from the simplicity of the square section." Rem Koolhaas





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ADAMANT M216

Door Handle


During our close collaboration with Urquiola on special interior projects, we had the idea of asking her to extend the design studies she was conducting on complex geometry to a door handle. Adamant has its origins in the taking apart of volumes and planes, which are then skillfully recomposed to form a broad, comfortable handgrip.



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AGATA M116

Door Handle


In their imagining an object functional to the gesture of gripping a lever to trigger an action that transforms the space by opening or closing, Franco Albini and Franca Helg designed a handle with the lightness of a bird’s wing, and the profile of a flower. They travelled a road directed toward the expression of organic shapes.


The Agata handle reflects their keen search for a point of equilibrium between one thing and its opposite – between a sensual organic mood and geometric linearity; between solidity and lightness; between a precise graphic mark and the volumetric consistency of the material.



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ALA M215

Door Handle


The name says it all. Ala means “wing” in Italian. As a postmodern surrealist nature-lover, I took inspiration from the fantastic dynamics of flight to design a form that invites lightness. In my mind, the Ala on the doors of our domestic habitat can be a sign of freedom.



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ALEXANDRA M150

Door Handle


I have always admired F.A. Porsche’s work – not just his cars, but also the many useful objects he designed. He expressed himself in a strong, highly original line that was sometimes almost provocative. Antonio Olivari


His (Ferdinand Alexander Porsche) personality shines through in the Alexandra door handle, where he overturned the usual mechanism we use. Generally, the rose is fixed to the door, but here, it rotates as a solid whole with the entire handle. Antonio Olivari


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ARC M225B

Door Handle


The Arc model originated in a search for forms reduced to minimum terms, starting with the behaviour of a continuous curve.






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ASTER M174

Door Handle


Aster is a round rosette handle designed by Studio Olivari. Studio Olivari is the research office dedicated to material development and technological innovation.




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ATENA LIGNE M1ALB

Door Handle


Guilloche is a decorative engraving technique that uses special lathes. Guided manually, these machines draw a precise, intricate, repeated pattern on the metal surface. Ligne linear pattern, applied to Olivari model Atena, gives to the handle a timeless and understated elegance.



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ATENA PANIER M1APB

Door Handle


Guilloche is a decorative engraving technique that uses special lathes. Guided manually, these machines draw a precise, intricate, repeated pattern on the metal surface. The basket-weave pattern Panier, applied to Olivari model Atena, gives a classic elegance to the handle.



Olivari ATENA RANK M1ARB

Door Handle


Guilloche is a decorative engraving technique that uses special lathes. Guided manually, these machines draw a precise, intricate, repeated pattern on the metal surface. Wavy Rank pattern, applied to Olivari model Atena, gives to the handle characterful reflections.



Olivari AURELIA M185

Door Handle


Aurelia is a round rosette handle designed by Studio Olivari. Studio Olivari is the research office dedicated to material development and technological innovation.




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AURORA M164

Door Handle


The idea for a door handle containing the magic of glass originated in a conversation with Alessandro Mendini. He wanted to design a drop-shaped piece of glass integrated with or emerging from metal.







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BEIJING M208

Door Handle


One project is not comparable to the next; it is unique. The situation is unique, the programme is unique, the site is unique, and therefore the idea that drives the design, the force that drives the design, has to be generated around that locus of circumstances. We have a model shop where we build models to test different strategies. In the models, we use materials according to the design concept. The conceptual idea driving the design has a materiality. It’s different for every project.



Olivari BETA M221B

Door Handle


Colombo’s project called for the use of an original axial assembly system that was particularly robust, concealed by a shock absorber made of resin that made a doorstop superfluous. The system was recognised as an invention and patented.



Olivari BIOS M204

Door Handle


In the ambit of Olivari’s shape studies concerning the square, Bios is a kind of archetype that uses only square elements.





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BLADE M213

Door Handle


Peter Marino is a master in the creation of contemporary luxury settings, a talent he has employed in chic interiors and the showrooms of famous high-end fashion brands. The two handle models he designed for Olivari are closely related, but made at different moments.



Olivari BLINDO M178

Door Handle


Blindo is made by hot forging, and is perfectly suited to galvanising and physical vapour deposition (PVD), making it good for heavy doors and exposure to outdoor conditions.




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BOMA NY M501

Door Handle


The architects Gianemilio Monti, Pietro Monti and Anna Bertarini, highly professional and kind people, intrigued our father with their proposal to make the first plastic handle produced in Italy. Of course Boma turned out to be the most widely used and appreciated. Dad was always particularly keen on specifying that they were made using Durethan resin by the Bayer company from Leverkusen, Germany. He liked to mention that for two reasons.



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BOND M163

Door Handle


The idea of ​​this handle stems from the desire to escape from the traditional geometry and ergonomics of this domestic instrument, transforming it into a welcoming shape around which our hand wraps. The name refers to the rubber batons we see in crime movies or cartoons.



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CHELSEA M232B

Door Handle


The studies conducted to fine-tune the Chelsea handle are an expression of Jean Nouvel’s artistic sensibility. He designed it when he was working on 100 11th Avenue Avenue in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan, a 23-storey residential tower he describes as “a vision machine” that captures reflections from the nearby Hudson River. For the handles, Nouvel asked us for an unusual model. He wanted a shape that was different from the tubular geometry conventionally used for the lever.



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CHEVRON M248B

Door Handle


Zaha Hadid gave us the opportunity (and the honour) to help produce a door handle for her first piece of work in New York: a residential building next to the High Line park. She wanted to transfer the same experimental visual language of dynamic, innovative structures , found in her architecture to the handle.