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The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2018: and the winner is...

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Giangi Razeto and, on the left, Andrea Razeto
Giangi Razeto and, on the left, Andrea Razeto

F.lli Razeto e Casareto S.p.A. were the winners of the Architectural Hardware Award in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2018

Project Name: SWIM

Date Completed: March 2017

Submitted By: F.lli Razeto e Casareto S.p.a

Designer: Giangi Razeto

Vessel: Majesty 140 by Majesty Yachts

Luxe et al have awarded the winners for The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2018. The publishing house, based in the UK, hosts three major design awards each year. The awards were hosted at The Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice, Italy on Friday 18th May 2018, this renowned setting was a perfect location for the prestigious event.

Hosted by leading interior design magazine Design et Al and leading yacht and aviation design magazine Luxe et al, The International Yacht & Aviations Awards reward the best in design from across the globe.

The International Yacht & Aviation Awards are now in their 8th year and established as a key event in the calendar.

The aim of The International Yacht & Aviation Awards is really very simple: to create an opportunity firstly for designers, naval architects, shipyards, private jet manufacturers and product designers to showcase their work, but more than that to enable global design community to see and to celebrate some of the best design schemes, product launches and innovation from throughout the world.

SWIM door handle , by F.lli Razeto e Casareto s.p.a. has won the the Architectural Hardware Award in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2018

SWIM door handle, by F.lli Razeto e Casareto s.p.a. has won the the Architectural Hardware Award in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2018
SWIM door handle, by F.lli Razeto e Casareto s.p.a. has won the the Architectural Hardware Award in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2018

SWIM is a sculpted door handle reproduced as a limited edition in frozen crystal glass for Majesty Yachts, made exclusively for the shipyard. The SWIM door handle takes inspiration from the Free Go handles range, in particular Free Go CULT, a brass sculpture for doors. Free Go is a line of multifunctional door handles with interchangeable grips. Razeto e Casareto highlight the luminous handles with safety, management and entertainment features. The SWIM model is made from brass. Fluidity is the key factor of this design; Giangi Razeto has grinded the model from solid brass simulating the water flow on the metal which resulted in the swimming mermaid shape of the handle. The designer was looking for a fluid shape to reproduce in frozen crystal glass in order to be illuminated and that could give a sensual feeling to the eye when glowing in the dark, as well as to the hand when opening the door.

When not illuminated SWIM features a simple and fluid shape, when illuminated it features interesting applications such as safety: addressing guests to the door in the dark and in the event of a black out or panic. The handle can also assist with management: communicating service information to the crew through universal chromatic codes, and entertainment: creating magic lighting scenarios on the door controlled by the dedicated app or by the domotic system. The design is peculiar, not common but still somehow classic and classy in the matt chrome finish and ‘frozen’ crystal.

SWIM is fluid, sensual, iconic and does not scream ‘look at me’. It elegantly becomes part of the door melting with wood and leather. A door handle is a little accessory, the sum of all accessories makes the yacht; the attention to all details is crucial when it comes to luxury and Superyachts.

At the awards ceremony and for the glamorous evening at the Hotel Cipriani in Venice the silhouette of the Swimming Mermaid was dressed by the tailor Federico Haze with an elegant dress in macramé.

F.lli Razeto e Casareto S.p.A. designs and makes exclusive marine and architectural door hardware and accessories in Italy since 1920.

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