F.lli Razeto & Casareto SpA at the ETSTRADE 2016
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:30 PM
The innovative Ligurian company has completely rethought and evolved the whole door handle concept, transforming it from a purely functional object into a décor accessory that lends a sense of sumptuous luxury, artistry and exclusivity to any space.
Now the METSTRADE 2016 provides the perfect backdrop for F.lli Razeto & Casareto to introduce a slew of new models and artistic creations which were already premiered in Cannes last June There is no doubt that the Tribute to Doha luxury handle will be one of the big visitor draws at the METSTRADE 2016; made by F.lli Razeto & Casareto SpA (FR&C), a company from Sori near Genoa with almost 100 years’ experience in producing nautical handles and hardware, the custom Tribute to Doha door handle is an homage to the capital city of Qatar and has earned itself a reputation as the “100k handle” because it can have a price tag of up to 100,000 euro. The most expensive door handle in the world is coated entirely in Diamond Dust with a band of inset diamonds to further underscore its handle and is also backlit using an FR&C-patented system of LEDs, for a truly unique impact. This is an entirely custom product so stunning in its beauty and execution that it has become one of the emblems of Made in Italy at its most exclusive. In fact, just a handful of select Italian companies is involved in its crafting. Like FR&C itself, the latter guarantee the very finest materials, execution and finish. Alongside the Tribute to Doha, which premiered last November at the Qatar International Boat Show 2015, FR&C will be unveiling a slew of completely new additions to its range, to highlight the standard of innovation and technological and creative leadership it has achieved with its products for the world’s largest and most exclusive superyachts. At the METSTRADE 2016 visitors will also be able to admire further magnificent Tributes to other iconic luxury jet set locations. The Tribute to Bohemia, for instance, is an artistic door and furniture handle, made from spectacular black crystal from Czech glass-maker Crystal Caviar, and featuring a grip designed to mimic the look of caviar. There is even a disc-shaped “server” to heighten the realism of the effect.
The creative brain behind some of the most spectacular handles in the luxury yacht niche, Giangi Razeto also decided to pay homage to Cannes by producing the five absolutely unprecedented handles in the new Tribute to Cannes collection. Once again natural diamonds, in black, blue and white, are the stars, albeit this time combined with sleekly linear stainless steel handles that will beautifully compliment refined modern spaces. The Tribute to Cannes collection spans: Vieux Port handle featuring an engraving on steel of a plan view of the Vieu Port at Cannes and the Palais de Congres inset with blue diamonds; the Grand Prix handle, featuring engraving of the grand prix circuit in nearby Monte Carlo with black diamonds; the Wake handle, featuring an engraving of the wake of a powerboat as it turns around a black and white diamond-embossed buoy; the Dots handle which has three circular incisions inset with white diamonds; lastly, the Line handle which has a sleek linear line and is decorated with black diamonds.
To further underscore both the company’s vast catalogue of 100 or so different standard models and its ability to produce custom pieces tailored to each client’s individual tastes, FR&C will also be showing selected limited edition luxury handles made from superior quality crystals, once again supplied by Crystal Caviar. These are authentic one-offs, crafted and customised by Maestro Engraver, an internationally-renowned artist who turns precious crystals into genuine works of art. A case in point is the marineinspired Sea World collection, created specifically for the occasion. Maestro Engraver uses an unusual hand glass engraving technique to reproduce three-dimensional scenes which, once lit, seem to flutter to life. The Sea World sculpted glass handles will thus remain one-off pieces but brilliantly showcase how the combination of FR&C’s technological and Maestro Engraver’s artistic skills guarantees an absolutely unparalleled standard of exclusivity, effortlessly mirroring each individual client’s personal tastes and choices.
Last but not least, we will also be showing a limited edition version of the Swim handle, a collection of crystal handles supplied by Crystal Caviar and sculpted by Giangi Razeto for a frozen-look finish in a transparent amber crystal.