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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AURORA, 1994

Then the ball was in our court. We had never thought of uniting our habitual material of metal with glass, because we had no experience with it. So it was not simple to enter into harmony with the artisans of Murano in Venice and have them craft the glass with a degree of precision they were not used to.

— Alessandro, Francesco Mendini, scala centrale in mosaico Bisazza, Groninger Museum (NL), 2010

— Alessandro Mendini

But the result was of great satisfaction to everyone, and along with it came a kaleidoscope of aesthetic solutions we had not seen before.
— Antonio Olivari

Aurora is also avalaible in SuperGold bright finish and in custom combinations: bright finish + mat glass or satin chrome + transparent glass.

— Atelier Mendini, Casino Arosa (CH), 1996

— Alessandro Mendini, Angelo Guerriero, Venini, 2010

— Alessandro Mendini, Peter Halley, allestimento Mary Boone Gallery, New York, 2013