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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 Black Tray 'Albero Primo' Made in Italy
By Roberto Sironi, Hands On Design, Lorenzo Franceschinis
Located in Milan, IT
This minimal wooden tray is hand-turned for Hands on Design by Lorenzo Franceschinis, a talented artistic turner and designed by Roberto Sironi. The decoration in concentric circles ...
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2010s Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Wood

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...
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2010s Japanese Centerpieces

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Porcelain

Japanese Arita Porcelain Tray 'Pliage'
By Hands On Design, Denis Guidone
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 t...
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2010s Japanese Centerpieces

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Hinoki Cypress Wood Wine Cooler 'Bibai'
By Hands On Design, Giulio Iacchetti
Located in Milan, IT
This precious glacette is designed by Giulio Iacchetti and handmade in Japan by the master Shuji Nakagawa for Hands on Design. The artisan is the fourth generation of a bucket makers...
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2010s Japanese Modern Wine Coolers

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Cypress

Turned Wood Pine Vase 'Alberi Short' Made in Italy
By Hands On Design, Gumdesign, Lorenzo Franceschinis
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...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Wood

Turned Wood Pine Vase 'Alberi Tall' Made in Italy
By Hands On Design, Gumdesign, Lorenzo Franceschinis
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...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Wood

Japanese Cedar Wood Box with Arita Porcelain Vase 'Hope' by Mario Trimarchi
By Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
Hope is a box for precious memories, with a little porcelain vase to symbolize the desire that flowers can also born in the desert. The container is in Japanese cedar wood, closed by...
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2010s Japanese Modern Decorative Boxes

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Porcelain, Cedar

Turned Wood Centerpiece 'Fungo Black' Made in Italy
By Hands On Design, Lorenzo Franceschinis
Located in Milan, IT
This vase is designed by the French designer Térence Coton and handmade in Italy by the artistic woodturner Lorenzo Franceschinis for Hands on Design. As its name suggests, this cent...
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2010s Italian Decorative Bowls

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Wood

Ceramic Material Vase with Sea Stone 'Libra S White' Made in Italy
By Hands On Design, Sara Ricciardi
Located in Milan, IT
A game of balances for a vase that seems to come from the sea. Each stone is different from the other, helps to balance the weight of the flowers and makes each Libra vase unique and...
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2010s Italian Vases

Materials

Stone

Tasteful Handwoven Wicker and Leather Centerpiece 'Mawa' Made in Italy
By Hands On Design, Bottega Intreccio, Setsu & Shinobu Ito
Located in Milan, IT
Mawa is an elegant centerpiece with simple shapes made of woven wicker and enriched with a leather base. It is characterized by a large opening, cut diagonally, which seems to gently...
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2010s Italian Decorative Baskets

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Wicker, Leather

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...
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2010s Italian Vases

Materials

Glass

Venice Blown Unique Glass Vase 'Obakè'
By kanz, Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
This vases take its name from a term of Japanese folklore, Obakè precisely, which means sprite. The upper part is always different, while maintaining a dimensional tolerance, due to ...
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2010s Italian Vases

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Glass

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