colombo design: gira by jasper morrison in venice
colombo design: gira by jasper morrison in venice colombo design: gira by jasper morrison in venice
oct 11, 2012

colombo design: gira by jasper morrison in venice

‘gira’ by jasper morrison for colombo design image © designboom


the ‘gira’ door handle by jasper morrison for colombo is nothing short of dignified – perfectly suited for the beguiling setting of venice, italy to which it traveled. the streamlined lever design evokes notions of elegance, class and charisma – akin to the charm of an authentic italian welcoming you with lusty vigor, gesturing you to join them.



‘gira’ explores the enchantingly eclectic city of venice in italy images © designboom



the designboom photo series captures ‘gira’ with the iconic italian scenery as a backdrop – meandering canals, piazzas and enchanting architecture reflect the commanding aesthetic language of the city. removing ‘gira’ from the regular setting presents the possibility to query her significance beyond a static object – she becomes a symbol of opportunity, an avenue and portal to experiences yet to be discovered.



loggia piazza san marco image © designboom




‘gira’ at palazzo d’ucale image © designboom



the famed floating city is this question to be answered – and what is found? idiosyncratic cues – flickering lamp-lit alleys, pillars and water-stained walls – these only a fragment of the allure. through the visual chronicle one can easily recognize the poetic relationship formed between the design of ‘gira’ and the equally seductive city of venice, inviting you to explore and, ultimately, concede to its ghostly beauty.



‘gira’ against the urban ornaments of the city image © designboom


waiting for the vaporetto (watertaxi) image © designboom




murano chandelier scenery image © designboom


cruising the meandering canals image © designboom

‘gira’ sits proudly in front of the majestic venetian architecture image © designboom


the charming architecture impresses ‘gira’ image © designboom


protecting the world from the fast depletion of resources has become more and more important in a global economy. one point is particularly emphasized in these efforts– the attention paid to manufacturing and production upon the environment. colombo design production processes are the result of a total attention to environmental protection. through the accurate management of these processes, the company has obtained the elite UNI EN ISO 14001 certification ‘certified environmental management system’, ensuring clients that colombo design production is completed with the environmental wellness in mind.



‘gira’ enjoying the bella vista (beautiful view) image © designboom



the rialto bridge serves as a dynamic backdrop image © designboom

the company uses a finishing process borrowed from the tools industry, in which physical and mechanic features are produced to guarantee a very high performance, as far as mechanic wear, decay due to environmental and chemical agents, bright sunshine, and drastic/rapid changes in temperature are concerned. the strength of the finish and low rate of surface friction ensure an enduring resistance to scratches from jewelry or keys, for example. the durability of the handle’s finish is especially important in marine areas with high-salinity or regions subject to acid rains.


‘gira’ safely travels the water ways image © designboom


‘gira’ being wined and dined by an amorous italian on a gondola image © designboom


jasper morrison and ‘gira’ doorhandle image © designboom



image © designboom

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