14th February 2018
Collett Zarzycki for Joseph Giles
The range which features the finest Italian marbles including White Onyx, Green Guatemala, Red Laguna and Black and Gold Portoro provide the jewel-like finishing touches for the ultimate in luxury design schemes. The range includes a door pull, a lever handle and cabinet pulls. All pieces have a cylindrical marble shaft, with minimalistic metal fixtures to ensure the marble remains the focal point.
As champions of classic contemporary style, Collett-Zarzycki delved into carefully curated design references for inspiration, such as the beautiful opulence of the 1930s. From this, the design team envisioned this collection of ironmongery perfectly adorning and cohering with the buildings of the pioneer architects/designers of the period, such as Jose Plecnik and Adolf Loos.
Joseph Giles understood their design idea and explored the possibilities to bring their vision to life. This was particularly challenging as marbles are delicate materials to work with both for shaping and finishing, but also when used in their finished form.
Anthony Collett of Collet-Zarzycki reflects, “When we had the idea for a classical contemporary collection of ironmongery, our ﬁrst thought was to call upon the expertise of Joseph Giles, specialists in creating superlative furniture hardware and a long-standing co-collaborator in countless Collett-Zarzycki projects. We are united by a progressive, ﬂexible and innovative approach, respecting tradition and craftsmanship as well as reﬂecting contemporary attitudes.”
Joseph Giles concurs, commenting, “Joseph Giles has a long-standing relationship with Collett-Zarzycki which began some 15 years ago when they ﬁrst speciﬁed us for a project. The handle for these products had been designed originally for glass. Using marble was a ﬁrst for us, it’s taken the ﬁnished product to a new level of luxury. It’s one of the ﬁnest products we have ever made. We very much enjoy working with the visionary designers at Collett-Zarzycki and look forward to the next project”.