diana damier

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. With Damier chequered decoration, Olivari best-seller Diana Diana takes on the characteristics of sophisticated elegance.


  • TYPOLOGYSpecial - Guilloche

The Damier decoration takes up the classic chequerboard motif of traditional guilloche engraving with alternating squares of close-set patterns of sophisticated elegance.

— 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.