atena panier

Studio Olivari 2016

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 best-seller Diana, gives a classic elegance to the handle.


  • TYPOLOGYSpecial - Guilloche

The Panier decoration takes up the classic basket-weave motif of traditional guilloche engraving to express elegance and classicism.

— Click to play: Riccardo Renzetti, Guillochè 2016

Different to freehand engraving, which is suited to more naturalistic and free decorations, guilloche engraving is typically mechanical and reiterative. It allows for infinite different patterns by varying the parameters of the process, which work in concert with the technician’s technical sensibility and aesthetic judgement.