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Dnd is an international reference point for the production of handles with a focus on high quality and good design

The history of Dnd began more than fifty years ago, in 1968, arising from the ancient and strong craft and industrial dedication which has its strong roots in Val Sabbia, in the province of Brescia. This is an area with centuries of material knowledge, especially in the steel industry – one of Europe’s major hubs of this industry.

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A forge for design

Dnd, managed by Vilma Martinelli together with her son Pietro and daughter Simona, is as a forge of ideas able to combine the long manufacturing experience gathered over time with the creativity of experienced and respected architects and designers who are duly involved in the design of the products.

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The artistic direction

Since 2017, Dnd appointed Giulio Iacchetti as its art director: a very talented industrial designer, involved in the development of the catalogue, the strategy, the selection of designers and consultants to be involved.

An important assignment, thanks to which Dnd intends to carry on, spending the utmost care and attention, with the growth path that makes it increasingly present in the world of home design.

Marco Pisati

Marco Pisati

A designer from Florence, trained as an architect, fascinated by new materials and technologies.

Luca Nichetto

Luca Nichetto

Designer originally from Venice, he works on an international basis and specialises in industrial design, product design and design consultancy.

Stefano Boeri

Stefano Boeri Architetti

Based in Milan, with offices in Shanghai (since 2014) and Tirana (since 2015), Stefano Boeri Architetti (Boeri Studio until 2008) has focused since 1993 on design and research, mostly in the fields of architecture and urban planning, but also on culture and interior design.

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“Handling architecture”: the project

To involve architects who had never – or seldom – focused on product design, inviting them to create a handle. This was the challenge formulated by Dnd in 2018 – based on an idea of Giulio Iacchetti, the company art director – and suggested to five architecture firms with an Italian background very active on an international level: Stefano Boeri Architetti, Alfonso FemiaMaurizio Varratta, Cino Zucchi and 967arch.

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Open Doors

Dnd’s direct consultancy service.

Are you an architect and would you like to receive a direct, one-to-one advice on your projects?
Do you want to learn about finishes, materials and customisation options?

Thanks to Open Doors you can speak directly with your personal consultant and develop your project at best. Book a 30-minute appointment with a Dnd consultant by selecting a day and time taken from the available slots.

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Italia

Manufacturing quality handles that are completely Made in Italy, since ever

A long-standing strategic choice that is based on the values of Italian corporate culture.

Dnd is Made in Italy with the pride of making products thanks to the knowledge, researchstyle and care that small objects – such as handles – require. The excellence and value of Italian design has always been based on developing, working, finishing and testing in Italy: important steps to ensure quality products.

From creativity to materials, the drawing to the project, the production to the finishing, handles that are always made in Italy and made of Italy, to enter the most beautiful, appealing homes, to enhance outstanding works of architecture, to offer an optimal response to needs of customization in the contract sector, in Italy and the world.

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