Planet is the “best seller” door handle designed by Luca Casini for the famous OLIVARI brand. This model has in fact launched the trend of the “square” shape in the handle sector in the new millennium and has been followed by a considerable number of similar products. “Planet” is a minimalist handle, it has a pure and rigorous geometry but it is soft and comfortable to grip; its surfaces are slightly curved as if the handle were made of blown metal and it was designed precisely with the ergonomic requirements necessary for this product category in mind. The surfaces with these characteristics also generate particular reflections, especially in the versions with a glossy finish, as well as facilitating removal from the mold.
The handle is available with normal round rosette (Planet) and lowered round rosette (Planet B), but also with square, normal (Planet Q) and lowered (Planet QB) rosette. The company, also in relation to the success of the product, has developed the model with 11 different finishes: CR (bright chrome), NP (matt black), CO (satin chrome), ZL (super bright gold), TS (super satin gold), NL (super bright nickel), NS (super satin nickel), IS (super stainless steel satin), RS (super satin copper), DS (super satin bronze), US (super satin anthracite). There are also two additional models in which the surface of the handle has been divided into two areas with glossy / matt contrast: CA (glossy / satin chrome) and ZT (super glossy / satin gold).
“Now, after many years of production, it is a source of pride to see how it has become a reference model among handles, to the extent that it is used in many important instances of contemporary architecture” (Luca Casini)
“The “Planet” was born at a time when the squared handle model had not yet appeared on the market as a protagonist. I was attracted by the idea of creating a linear and seemingly sharp-edged handle that in reality felt soft to the grip, with imperceptibly curved surfaces and an ideal proportion of volumes in terms of aesthetics and functionality” (Luca Casini)