The Planet is one of the first handle designed with squared geometric shape. I was engaged to design a linear and ergonomic handle that actually create a pleasant touch to hand with elegant curved surfaces. Besides, the coordination of aesthetics and functionality was my intentional purpose with this handle.
All the typical qualities of Albini and Heg’s experimentation with form are noticeable in this small object proportioned to the scale of a hand: making the material lighter; the search for fluid lines; slender geometric shapes; a certain propensity for tapered forms; exactitude; and subtle elegance that is modern and classic at the same time.
Until now, after many years since it was first manufactured, Planet is still one of the most reference handle among hundred of model in catalog of HeleH — Luca Casini