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Non PLUS Ultra.


It is important to save the memory and the mementos, memory and mementos that newly formed habits is drowning out. It is important to keep alive resources and abilities that would otherwise go forgotten.

This handle PLUS was born from the collaboration between pba and ecdmEmmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec- to demonstrate and revamp the awareness of a human habit that runs the risk of being dismissed: to grip, to hold in one’s hand, to grab appropriately.

“pba produces beautiful door hardware, we make good architecture, we were meant for each other” Dominique Marrec says about the collaboration with pba and describing their approach to the project remarks that “life should be lived to the fullest, without hesitation and face it head on”.

Francesca Masiero, President of pba: “PLUS is made of stainless steel AISI 316L, the ergonomic grip has 30 mm diameter that allows the use of the full hand, to make it feel secure. Engaging it all, memory is awakened and brought back to an unearthed time made of thousands of objects, thousands of other functions and thousands of other experiences. The shape of PLUS makes us feel comfortable in a recovered ease, a tactile luxury that offers a complete sense of well-being.”

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emmanuel combarel dominique marrec

Founded after being the recipient of the Albums de la Jeune Architecture award in 1993 and the Villa Médicis Hors les Murs – scholarship in 1996, Emmanuel Combarel and Dominique Marrec Architects (ECDM) is leading a work focused working on defining a living environment through an architectural project. The architecture that materializes the firm’s approach is underpinned by the evolutions and mutations of our society. The dynamics of the project emerges from a confrontation with the context, and a hierarchization of the problematics induced by the program and the site. Environmental quality, landscape, uses, ways of life, and technical choices are all structuring elements of the office’s projects. The architecture tends to be a simple, sober architecture following a rigorous logic, with no preconceptions, nostalgia or stylistic preoccupations.