Door hardware designed by high-profile Dutch architects
For more than 100 years, Italian design brand Olivari has been making interiors more beautiful, with exclusively designed door handles. With its own factory in Italy, Olivari manages to give even the most demanding architect a nod to design. The exclusive door handles are therefore designed by leading international designers from various countries.
With Olivari door handles, you will get into the grip of the creative minds behind the collection. The list of designers contributing to Olivari’s success is impressive. Big names with international fame. In addition to external designers, Olivari in Italy also works with in-house designers from their design studio. Dutch designers are also contributing to this success, including Ben van Berkel, Rem Koolhaas and Marcel Wanders.
Ben van Berkel
Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. A key element in his designs is rotational movement. For Olivari door handle Twist, this movement was incorporated into the handle’s design. A seemingly simple design with complex geometry. Door handle Twist is characterized by streamlined, curved shapes, sharp angles sloping surfaces. This design also makes it an ergonomic door handle that fits comfortably in the hand.
One of the most talented Dutch architects, Rem Koolhaas. His philosophy in architecture is to unite the past with the present and meet contemporary needs. In designing door handle Open, Rem Koolhaas went back to the primary functional elements of a door handle: shaft and handle. In the design, this was reduced to the minimum amount of material necessary to still make the connection. The result is a minimalist door handle that can be personalized through the choice of different colors.
Industrial designer Marcel Wanders is driven by a passion for antique styles and an extravagant taste in interior design. For Olivari, he designed the striking door handle Crystal Diamond, where originality and glamour was the starting point. Characteristic of the design of this door handle is the basic anthracite color with the ground glass on the front. The transparency of the glass allows us to see through it and reflects the warm color anthracite. Eye-catching and elegant to the touch, these door handles are an alluring accessory in interior design.
Olivari by Intersteel
Intersteel is the exclusive distributor of Olivari for the Benelux. Intersteel supplies the entire Olivari range, consisting of interior door hardware in various designs, where the door handles can be ordered optionally on a thin springy round or square rosette. Matching any interior, door handles can be supplied in chrome, matte chrome, stainless steel brushed finish, anthracite, nickel, matte nickel, brass, matte brass, matte copper and matte bronze. In complete harmony with other interior accents, an Olivari door handle is a jewel in any decor.