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Olivari Italian Door Handles Architectural Design Hardware

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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.



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CHIARA M125

Door Handle


This universal model has become a long-selling door handle for offices and modern homes. In section, a mere 15-millimetre diameter gives it elegance. Suitable for high-traffic locations thanks to the lever’s inward-curving tip.



Olivari CHIARA NY M509

Door Handle


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




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CLUB M181

Door Handle


As always seemed to happen with Vico, inspiration for Club was born during conversation. Talking with him about the feeling of comfort, he came up with the idea of a leather-clad handle that would be pleasant to touch.



Olivari COMET M183

Door Handle


The idea for Comet is movement: a smooth unit moving without friction or resistance. This resulted in a streamlined spindle shape that forms a natural handgrip while transmitting a feeling of fluidity.



Olivari CONCA M236B

Door Handle


The Mandarin Oriental hotel in Barcelona was our first opportunity to work together with Patricia Urquiola. This is when the Conca was born, devised on two different occasions and in two different versions. The first is the larger one, with a sculptural and expressive approach – reserved for the hotel only. The second is more compact, with redesigned proportions, and is part of our range.



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CRYSTAL DIAMOND M246B

Door Handle


The Crystal family of door handles is a sort of compendium of the history and craftsmanship that our company has developed over more than 100 years.





Olivari CRYSTAL ROYAL M245B

Door Handle


The Crystal family of door handles is the fruit of Wanders’ imaginative flair and his love of crystal, which he has explored by working with Baccarat.





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DENVER M218

Door Handle


Denver is my first design object, and I still think it is one of my best projects. My inspiration was the “New World ” Symphony by Antonín Dvorák, and the idea of a space that is open to infinite new possibilities.I think the slimness and elementary shapes of the Denver express the vision of the flowing and jagged lines in my architecture.



Olivari DIANA M206

Door Handle


Olivari conceived the Diana as one of its studies using square geometrical forms. It is a versatile archetype thanks to its wide frontal surface, which lends itself to experimenting with the application of decorations.



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DIANA BARLEY M1DBB

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. Barley pattern, with engraving similar to grains, applied on Olivari best-seller Diana gives to the handle a shiny sophisticated allure.



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DIANA CHEVRON M1DCB

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 herringbone motif of Chevron, applied to Olivari best-seller Diana, expresses precious refinement.



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DIANA DAMIER M1DDB

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. With Damier chequered decoration, Olivari best-seller Diana takes on the characteristics of sophisticated elegance.



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DIVA M256B

Door Handle


"I wanted to create a simple but elegant handle with a fullbodied and comfortable grip." - Luca Casini




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DOLCE VITA M243B

Door Handles


Energised by a passion for period styles and a taste for extravagance in the domestic environment, I sought to interpret the theme of the door handle with originality and glamour.



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EDGE M212

Door Handles


Peter Marino, designer and architect - his work is also appreciated and sought-after by fashion icons -reinterprets luxury on a global scale, redefining the everyday in contemporary terms. This door handle designed for Olivari is a clear example of this concept.



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EMILIA M167

Door Handle


Emilia 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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EUCLIDE M229B

Door Handles


I consider design an exercise in visual economy. For this handle, I gave myself the challenge to reduce the number of elements as much as I could. I eliminated all except for three basic units. Light does the rest.



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EUCLIDE Q M230B

Door Handle


I consider design an exercise in visual economy. For this handle, I gave myself the challenge to reduce the number of elements as much as I could. I eliminated all except for three basic units. Light does the rest.



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FIN M217

Door Handle

Among architectural components, doors and windows play a very special role. Both are part of the walls that separate the indoors from the outdoors. At the same time, they give continuity to the faces of the walls. Door and window handles have a fundamental role, too, performing two functions. The first is to guarantee easy opening and closing – this regards our sense of touch.



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FLAMINIA M159

Door Handle


Flaminia 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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FUTURA M172

Door Handles


Futura 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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GARDA M105

Door Handle


When in 1949 Ignazio Gardella began working on one of his most famous pieces of architecture, the apartment complex at Via Marchiondi 7 in Milan, designed with Anna Castelli Ferrieri and Roberto Menghi, every last detail was skilfully crafted. Olivari was involved for the production of the door handles, and this collaboration – centred on an idea of architecture in which every part, no matter how small, contributed toward the aim of an organic whole – led to the creation of the Garda series.



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GLOBE by Stefano Giovannoni 2012 M227

Door Handle


This project was initiated some years ago for a handle to be produced by overpressing transparent plastic onto metal.



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GOLIA M160

Door Handle


Golia 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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ICE CUBE Dominique Perrault 2010 M223B

Door Handle


In all probability, the Ice Cube model is the first door handle ever made in polished glass. It is obtained from a sheet of high-tech super-clear glass. As is typical to the visual language employed by Perrault, and thanks to his teamwork here with Lauriot-Prévost, we see a play of simplified volumes. Part of the inspiration came from the clamps used on construction sites to hold together different shapes and materials.



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ICONA Vincent Van Duysen 2018 M254B

Door Handle


The handle has an essential neutral aesthetics and works like a sort of ‘passe-partout’ with a touch of memory, but it is contemporary and modern at the same time.



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LIVING Dominique Perrault 2010 M222B

Door Handles


The handle on a door needs to be simple and elementary, easy to use and immediately comprehensible. For this project, Dominique Perrault wanted to create shapes that were reduced to minimum terms: a line drawn in space.



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LOGO James Irvine 2006 M197

Door Handle


How to design a handle for a firm of such stature? I started making sketches, but kept them to myself. In the beginning, they were strange ideas, and looking at them, I wondered if I really wanted to produce a handle like that. To tell the truth, no. Maybe the handle does not always have to play the leading role. Maybe it can be understated.



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LOTUS Javier Lopez 2014 M238B

Door Handle


As a young designer, I introduced myself to the Olivari brothers by proposing a handle so minimal, it almost disappeared, the idea won them over immediately, and they enthusiastically lent their support to develop it.



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LOTUS Q Javier Lopez 2014 M241B

Door Handle


As a young designer, I introduced myself to the Olivari brothers by proposing a handle so minimal, it almost disappeared, the idea won them over immediately, and they enthusiastically lent their support to develop it.



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LUCY Patricia Urquiola 2012 M231B

Door Handle


My intention for the Lucy handle was to create a lightweight, basic handle with a groove running over the full length of the lever to give it personality and pure, graphic lines. Patricia Urquiola.



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LUGANO Carlo Colombo 2019 M258B

Door Handle


The door handle Lugano was born from a project for an entrepreneur friend’s house, for which I wanted to create a new model, with character and “custom-made”. - Carlo Colombo



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MARBELLA M237B

Door Handle


This door handle originates in studies aimed at integrating two curves – a flat curve on top, and an ample, softer one underneath. The objective is to reconcile aesthetics with ergonomics. The result is graceful and pleasant to use.



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MARILYN MAD Architects 2016 M252B

Door Handle


Marilyn is part of the organic and sinuous design language wielded by MAD Architects and its leader, Ma Yansong. The soft, curvaceous shape of the handle is reminiscent of the innovative form used by MAD for the Absolute Towers in Toronto, which local residents have nicknamed the Marilyn Monroe Towers.



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MILANO Antonio Citterio 2019 M259B

Door Handles


I like door handles with a certain understatement. Milano is conceived as a timeless handle, an evergreen. Antonio Citterio



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MILANO Q Antonio Citterio 2019 M260B

Door Handles

I like door handles with a certain understatement. Milano is conceived as a timeless handle, an evergreen. Antonio Citterio



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MINERVA Franco Sargiani 2006 M205

Door Handle


Minerva is one of the first models to result from Olivari’s programmatic study of pure geometric forms. The rectangular section of the grip combines comfortable grasping with slim, linear elegance.



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NINA Daniel Libeskind 2012 M234

Door Handle


Temporally, the Nina handle follows the Denver model. Although not with the same intensity, also Nina plays with slight offsets, oblique lines and unexpected cuts. I would define it as feminine compared to Denver, which to me has a more masculine character. I named the handle after my wife, who is a close collaborator on my projects.



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NOVELLA Nicola Novelletto 1996 M165

Door Handle


Novella is a round rosette handle in nylon designed by Nicola Novelletto in collaboration with Roberto Volonterio, designer and founder of MAS Engineering. Very popular door handle for the home.



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ONDA Nicola Novelletto 1998 M175

Door Handle


For the Onda handle, the studies I made were purely ergonomic. I analysed the movements of the hand, the pressure it exerts and its physicality. It is no wonder that the result is a balance between classic and modern, because the human hand has not evolved – it has always been the same as it is now. Many modern tools are similar, if not exact replicas of ones used thousands of years ago.



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OPEN Rem Koolhaas 2015 M249B

Door Handle


Invited to design a door handle, Rem Koolhaas and his team responded in a conceptual way, starting with the destructuring of the handle into its primary functional elements: shaft and lever. They decided to whittle them down to the minimum necessary amount of material, and invented a slot joint to unite them mechanically.



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ORVIETO Nicola Novelletto 1997 M170

Door Handle


The Orvieto and Siena handles are based on a study of classic forms. It was not easy to find the right proportions and proper balance that would make them contemporary while preserving the mark of tradition and the memory of the past.



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PLANET Luca Casini 2005 M195

Door Handle


The Planet was born at a time when the squared handle model had not yet appeared on the market as a protagonist. I was attracted by the idea of creating a linear and seemingly sharp-edged handle that in reality felt soft to the grip, with imperceptibly curved surfaces and an ideal proportion of volumes in terms of aesthetics and functionality.



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PLANET B Luca Casini 2010 M195B

Door Handles


The Planet was born at a time when the squared handle model had not yet appeared on the market as a protagonist. I was attracted by the idea of creating a linear and seemingly sharp-edged handle that in reality felt soft to the grip, with imperceptibly curved surfaces and an ideal proportion of volumes in terms of aesthetics and functionality.