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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

Made in Italy Turned Wood Vase 'Grassland Tall'
By Hands On Design, Setsu & Shinobu Ito, Lorenzo Franceschinis
Located in Milan, IT
This pine wood vase is designed by the couple Setsu & Shinobu Ito and handmade by the artistic woodturner Lorenzo Franceschinis for Hands on Design. It is inspired by the ancient ste...
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2010s Italian Vases

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Wood

Venice Blown Glass Striped Vase 'Ent L'
By Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
Ent, like the guardians of the trees of the ‘Lord of the Rings’, is an ironic vase in the shape of a tree trunk. Three small cylinders are applied on the central striped tube to remi...
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2010s Italian Vases

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Glass

Venice Blown Contemporary Glass Vase 'Dervish Big'
By Hands On Design, kanz
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

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Glass

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

Venice Blown Unique Glass Vase 'Obakè'
By Hands On Design, kanz
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

Turned Wood Sculptural Vase 'Anni S Rust' Made in Italy
By Hands On Design, Lorenzo Franceschinis
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...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

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Wood

Turned Wood Pine Vase 'Sinfonia Down Blue' Made in Italy
By Hands On Design, Lorenzo Franceschinis
Located in Milan, IT
This pine wood vase is designed by the Italian studio Sovrappensiero and handmade for Hands on Design by Lorenzo Franceschinis, a talented artistic turner. The vase has a glass inser...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

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Wood

Japanese Hinoki Cypress Wood Rice Container 'Shōri'
By Hands On Design, Alessandro Stabile
Located in Milan, IT
Shori is a reinterpretation of the Ohitsu, the traditional Japanese rice container. The heart of the project is the V-shaped knob on the lid; this allows, during use on the table, t...
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2010s Japanese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Cypress

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

Materials

Wood

Turned Wood Sculptural Vase 'Anni S Black' Made in Italy
By Hands On Design, Lorenzo Franceschinis
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...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Wood

Turned Wood Centerpiece 'Goron L' Made in Italy
By Kazuyo Kamada, Hands On Design, Lorenzo Franceschinis
Located in Milan, IT
This Lebanon cedar centerpiece is hand-turned for Hands on Design by Lorenzo Franceschinis, a talented artistic turner and designed by Kazuyo Komoda. The Japanese onomatopoeic word “...
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2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Cedar

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