From architecture to furniture and accessories, mid-century design remains highly coveted in the interiors world and now you can even satisfy your retro door handle requirements too. Designed by mid-century Italian designer Sergio Asti and handcrafted from solid brass, Pittella’s ‘50’s Collection’ of door handles launches this month and we’re pretty smitten with their beautiful shapes and the brushed brass finish.
A faithful reproduction of the original design, the handles are made using modern manufacturing methods and are available in polished or satin chrome and satin brass. These beauties have been created using Asti’s original design drawings and aside from their obvious aesthetic appeal, the handles (like so much mid-century design) have been designed with ergonomics in mind too – the grip is pure comfort in the hand.
Part of MOMA’s permanent collection in New York, the Pittella 066 door handle is considered an exemplar of the mid-century design era and it features a subtle, understated twist that gives it an almost organic vibe.
The Pittella 069 door handle is a slender, classic handle characterised by its curved shape.
Possibly our favourite from the collection, the Pittella 070 door handle is a unique design featuring classic 1950’s curvature – we love it for its point of difference.
A more geometric shape, the Pittella 079 is the most classic and versatile piece in the range. We think it would work in just about any style of home.
Pittella is a family business with more than 40 years’ experience in producing and importing high-end architectural door fittings and bathroom accessories aided by their in-house design team and the creativity of prominent Italian architects including Achille Castiglioni, Antonio Citterio, David Chipperfield.