NJ Interiors brings Nature from Florence to WantedDesign in Manhattan

Sculpted door handles inspired by coral, shells, birdlife and lava stone

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NJ Interiors brings Nature from Florence to WantedDesign in Manhattan
09/05/2018 - NJ Interiors is debuting at WantedDesign Manhattan with an explosion of Nature: refined yet functional sculpted door handles transform into branches of coral, shells and exotic birds – alongside delightful knobs shaped like marine sponges and porous stones. Hand-designed wallpaper fills the background with images inspired by tropical forests.  NJ Interiors, Corallo

NJ Interiors, Corallo

NJ Interiors has a bold and original approach to door handle design, with an eye for new interpretations of an object that is so often in the palm of our hand. The company goes beyond the stereotype of linear door handles that blend with the design of the door until they almost become invisible and, instead, throws them into the spotlight. For NJ Interiors, door handles are irresistible, sensory objects that should combine decorative vibrancy with perfect functionality. Their very role is called into question. Door handles become interior design elements in their own right – with different ones for each door in the house creating an eclectic and uniquely personal atmosphere. The design process, including research into techniques, materials and colors, results in entirely unique door handles.

Each piece is born out of in-depth research into Italian artisanal traditions, which helps to identify how best to turn daring and original ideas into concrete reality. NJ Interiors, Airone

NJ Interiors, Airone

NJ Interiors works with the best art foundries in Florence to create door handles from brass using lost-wax casting, a technique employed in classical and contemporary sculpture and jewellerymaking. Thanks to this technique, Coral, Shell and Lava Stone door handles have the same organic and dynamic shape as their natural counterparts. The simple gesture of opening a door takes on a whole new and exciting tactile depth. It’s like bringing a fragment of the natural world into the home. The outside world is suddenly at your fingertips indoors, bringing a breath of fresh air to interior spaces. The series of door handles inspired by birdlife offers a sense of weightlessness. The Libeccio model, which evokes the elegant beak of a waterfowl, is made from wengé, walnut or cherry wood by ebony specialists from the Alto Adige region of Italy. Florentine artisans shape the vibrant Tucano model, which is made using an aluminium fusion with a multicoloured finish. The metal is hand-painted with ultra-resistant paints typically used in the luxury car industry.

NJ Interiors also introduces a new kind of knob alongside its handles. From retro accessory to original décor element, NJ Interiors elevates the knob – transforming it into an object of surprising aesthetic value. Each knob is almost unique, a precious piece made from either brass or bronze using lost-wax casting. NJ Interiors, Flamingo

NJ Interiors, Flamingo

The Madrepora model imitates the texture of marine sponges, while the Pietra series is inspired by natural minerals. A satin-smooth finish brings out the natural beauty of the metal. Artisanal acid-etching creates an elegant monochrome effect in either green or black.

NJ Interiors also brings the Nature to wall coverings. The company’s wallpaper collection is made using traditional artistic techniques. Acrylic paint brings the birds to life in the Flamingo series, while the tropical fruit in the Costa Rica series was created using pencil drawings. All the decorative motifs are first hand-drawn before being digitized and printed on paper, or on a PVC support when destined for use in certain public spaces such as the hospitality industry.

NJ Interiors on ARCHIPRODUCTSNJ Interiors, Madrepora

NJ Interiors, Madrepora

NJ Interiors, Conchiglia

NJ Interiors, Conchiglia

NJ Interiors, Lavica

NJ Interiors, Lavica

NJ Interiors, Libeccio

NJ Interiors, Libeccio

NJ Interiors, Costa Rica

NJ Interiors, Costa Rica

NJ Interiors, Pietra

NJ Interiors, Pietra

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