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Milan, IT
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About Hands on Design

"The quality of craftmanship, the exclusivity of human touch, the creativity of design." Hands on Design is a brand based in Milan. Founded in 2015 by the two designers Kaori Shiina and Riccardo Nardi, HoD produces and sells decorative objects, tableware and interior accessories, manufactured by high-level artisans, from Italy and Japan, and designed by international designers. The company has a unique approach of bringing together two incredibly rich craft traditions, giving them new life thanks to the creativity and communicative strenght given by design. Fostering...Read More

Hands on Design

Established in 20151stDibs seller since 2020

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Featured Pieces

Turned Wood Pine Vase 'Alberi Tall' Made in Italy
By Gumdesign, Lorenzo Franceschinis, Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
This pine wood vase is designed by the Italian studio Gumdesign and handmade for Hands on Design by Lorenzo Franceschinis, a talented artistic turner. The shape is simple and archaic...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Wood

Turned Wood Sculptural Vase 'Anni L' Made in Italy
By Lorenzo Franceschinis, Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
This cypress wood vase is designed by Massimo Barbierato and handmade for Hands on Design by Lorenzo Franceschinis, a talented artistic turner. The material look is emphasized by the...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Wood

Murano Murrine Glass Plate 'Bouquet L White' Millefiori Technique
By Ercole Moretti, Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
Designed by the Italo-Japanese couple Shiina+Nardi design, this plate is manufactured in Murano (Venice) by Ercole Moretti for Hands on design, one of the last artisan dealing with this rare technique. Bouquet is the expression of a modern shape for an ancient technique dating back to the ancient Romans and still living in Murano murrina...
Category

2010s Italian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Murano Glass

Venice Blown Contemporary Glass Vase 'Dervish Big'
By kanz, Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
They look like three vases that remain in balance by magic, but Dervish Big is a unique piece, masterfully blown in Venice by Soffieria for Hands on Design. Designed by KANZ Architet...
Category

2010s Italian Vases

Materials

Glass

Japanese Arita Porcelain Tray 'Pliage'
By Denis Guidone, Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
This tray is designed by Denis Guidone and handmade in Japan by Risogama for Hands on Design, a traditional pottery. It reminds the Japanese tradition of Origami, the designer uses the white Arita porcelain...
Category

2010s Japanese Centerpieces

Materials

Porcelain

Murano Murrine Glass Plate 'Bouquet S White' Millefiori Technique
By Ercole Moretti, Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
Designed by the Italo-Japanese couple Shiina+Nardi design, this plate is manufactured in Murano (Venice) by Ercole Moretti for Hands on Design, one of the last artisan dealing with this rare technique. Bouquet is the expression of a modern shape for an ancient technique dating back to the ancient Romans and still living in Murano murrina...
Category

2010s Italian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Murano Glass

Japanese Arita Porcelain Centerpiece 'Pliage'
By Hands On Design, Denis Guidone
Located in Milan, IT
This centerpiece is designed by Denis Guidone and handmade in Japan by Risogama for Hands on design, a traditional pottery. It reminds the Japanese tradition of Origami, the designer uses the white Arita porcelain like...
Category

2010s Japanese Centerpieces

Materials

Porcelain

Murano Murrine Glass Plate 'Bouquet M White' Millefiori Technique
By Ercole Moretti, Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
Designed by the Italo-Japanese couple Shiina+Nardi design, this plate is manufactured in Murano (Venice) by Ercole Moretti for Hands on Design, one of the last artisan dealing with this rare technique. Bouquet is the expression of a modern shape for an ancient technique dating back to the ancient Romans and still living in Murano murrina...
Category

2010s Italian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Murano Glass

Venice Blown Contemporary Glass Vase 'Dervish'
By kanz, Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
They look like three vases that remain in balance by magic, but Dervish is a unique piece, masterfully blown in Venice by Soffieria for Hands on Design. Designed by KANZ Architetti t...
Category

2010s Italian Vases

Materials

Glass

Turned Wood Plate and Bowls Three Pieces Set 'Coral' Made in Italy
By Lorenzo Franceschinis, Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
Coral is a set of irregular plate and bowls, masterfully turned with thin thicknesses. The three pieces are made of walnut wood, colored by finishes starting from metal oxides, that ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Walnut

Japanese Arita Porcelain Vase 'Pliage'
By Denis Guidone, Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
This vase is designed by Denis Guidone and handmade in Japan by Risogama for Hands on Design, a traditional pottery. It reminds the Japanese tradition of Origami, the designer uses the white Arita porcelain...
Category

2010s Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Refined Handwoven Wicker and Porcelain Covered Tray 'Pergola S' Made in Italy
By Hands On Design, Bottega Intreccio
Located in Milan, IT
Like a pergola shelters from the sun on hot summer days, in this piece the wicker dome protects the contents of the porcelain tray. The tray is minimal and characterized by a matte ...
Category

2010s Italian Tableware

Materials

Leather, Porcelain, Wicker

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