Paris Design week 2018
Egidio Panzera Architect has designed the new door handle Ri Shi for Turn
The concept of the Ri Shi handle, solar eclipse in Chinese, finds its roots in the idea to create a correlation between the form of the handle and the new soft rebound mechanism, making that relationship clear and evident.
Movement, Curiosity, Colour, Surprise, Silence, Anticipation; all words that describe an eclipse. When opening the door, the handle tilts downward, gliding with an off-centre rotating motion, rapidly unveiling a “sliver of the sun,” a different material, a colour, a surprise. The geometry changes; the aesthetic changes.
Releasing the handle.....there is the eclipse, silent.....slow.