name: Ginkgo & Ginkgo Biloba
date: March 2017
project assistant: Alessandro Stabile
A form based on nature, the special, unique shape of a Gingko leaf, becomes the structure and decoration of a handle that is made in two different versions. The fan-like geometry of the leaves of the Ginkgo tree is imprinted in the frontal view of the object and generates a shaping of the stem that makes the handle forcefully materic, sculptural, appealing to the grip. The version with the decorative surface engraving, “Ginkgo Biloba,” is a further metaphorical reminder of the veins of the leaf: the result is a precious object capable of adding nobility to an everyday domestic presence.