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The Symbiosis Door Handle Entwines Ornamentation with a Practical Form

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Jan 24, 2013 • References: niccolocasas and suckerpunchdaily
I can't recall the appearance of the doorknobs of in Rivendell in the Lord of the Rings movies but the Symbiosis Door Handle looks as though it would have fit in perfectly with the ornate film set. Designer Niccolò Casas began with a lever-style of latch opener in an elegant burnished metal that he embellished with an intricate embossed pattern to improve its aesthetics and, practically speaking, its facility to be gripped.

The sinuous twisted and intertwined pattern across the Symbiosis Door Handle looks splendidly organic like tangled vines. The natural association is certainly correct but the designer's concept incorporates a microorganism as the subject. Taking an abstractly insectile form, the motif explores the notion of the parasite and host relationship using the tangible analogy of ornamentation and object.