The story of Olivari Chevron handle
By Antonio Olivari
Zaha Hadid gave us the opportunity (and the honor) to help produce a door handle for her first piece of work in New York: a residential building next to the High Line park. She wanted to transfer the same experimental visual language of dynamic, innovative structures found in her architecture to the handle. So the Chevron takes up the sculptural element that characterizes the facade, a powerful curved form. It is lightened by a groove running the full length of the lever, which also improves the ergonomics between hand and object. We are proud to have known Hadid, and appreciated her personality and design talent. Now that she is no longer here, we continue our commitment to steward this project, which we believe fully renders her aesthetic vision.