dolce vita

Marcel Wanders 2014

Energised by a passion for period styles and a taste for extravagance in the domestic environment, I sought to interpret the theme of the door handle with originality and glamour.




Like a jewel enhances the complexion of the wearer, so the detail of the door handle embellishes the surface of the door, becoming the focal point.

— Marcel Wanders, Airborne Snotty Vase: Pollinosis, 2001

— Click to play: Marcel Wanders, Salone del Mobile 2014

The shaft element of Dolce Vita is inspired by classical stylistics. The lever is a perfectly minimal cylinder. Together they generate a previously unseen relationship between two seemingly antithetical languages, resulting in a wonderful polarity, merged into the design of a door handle for the first time. — Marcel Wanders

— Zeppelin lampada, Flos 2005 / Love sedia, Moooi 2013 / Container Bowl, Moooi 2006 / Knotted Chair, Droog 1996 / Crochet Collection, Moooi 2015 / Parent Chair, Moooi 2009