ice cube

Dominique Perrault 2010

In all probability, the Ice Cube model is the first door handle ever made in polished glass. It is obtained from a sheet of high-tech super-clear glass. As is typical to the visual language employed by Perrault, and thanks to his teamwork here with Lauriot-Prévost, we see a play of simplified volumes. Part of the inspiration came from the clamps used on construction sites to hold together different shapes and materials.


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ICE CUBE, 2010

The point of connection between the glass and the flap of the L-shaped metal shaft is resolved by means of structural adhesive.

— NH Hotel Fieramilano, Milano, 2008

— Dominique Perrault

The attachment is so precise it required lengthy experimentation. Sometimes simple appearances conceal great complexity. — Antonio Olivari

— Olympic Tennis Center, Madrid, 2009

— Poltrona Frau, Tricot, 2008