02 Feb 2024 - Company News, Internal Doors

Mandelli1953: Crafting timeless elegance in brass handles.

At Deuren, we are dedicated to creating the highest quality made-to-measure and bespoke internal doors and believe that they deserve door handles that are equally exceptional in terms of detail and craftsmanship. To achieve this level of excellence, we have established partnerships with Mandelli, Valli & Valli, and Philip Watts, who are known for their innovative and high-quality products. In this blog post we champion Mandelli1953. 

A legacy of passion and excellence

In the realm of interior design, meticulous attention to detail is paramount. Mandelli1953, a company with over six decades of experience, has earned a reputation as a standard-bearer of exceptional craftsmanship, specialising in the design and fabrication of brass handles. The company's founder, inspired by a vision of luxury, durability and timeless elegance, turned to brass as the medium to realize this dream in 1953. Since then, Mandelli1953 has come to symbolize the very essence of Italian ingenuity, producing handles that flawlessly blend outstanding quality, innovative design and ongoing exploration.

The essence of Mandelli1953

Mandelli1953's reputation for quality extends beyond mere technological proficiency. It embodies a code of conduct that is committed to resoluteness, patience, and a fervour for detail. Each handle is meticulously hand-crafted in the Brianza district of Italy, utilizing solely brass that has been certified as originating from Italy. The entire production process, from the manipulation of the brass through forging, turning, and die-casting, to the ultimate processes of grinding, vibrating, polishing, and satin finishing, is characterized by an unbending devotion to perfection.

The company's unflinching dedication to quality is exemplified by the "100% MADE IN ITALY" logo that is prominently displayed on all Mandelli1953 products. This is not merely a marker of provenance; rather, it represents an entire culture of artfully created objects, a fusion of Italian expertise grounded in time-honoured traditions and modern technologies.

Atelier Mandelli: Where craftsmanship meets innovation

Doors are more than a mere functional items, they can represent an individual's personal style. Atelier Mandelli offers a unique fusion of the meticulousness of a craft workshop and the resources of an industrially advanced production facility. This combination ensures that every design request, both functional and aesthetic, is met with precision and elegance.

The artistry of materials

Mandelli1953 embraces a diverse range of materials to elevate their handles to works of art:


The Juno project, conceptualized by Alessandro Dubini, is an exploration of the use of concrete, a material that is both hard and soft, almost velvety to the touch. The result is a contemporary and essential form that enhances the unique qualities of concrete.


Engraved handles are a testament to the fusion of ornament and design. The guilloche technique, executed by a manually guided machine, creates precise patterns on the brass surface, marrying craftsmanship with technological innovation.


Mandelli1953's marble handles are a testament to elegance and unique Italian craftsmanship. Whether adorned with Marquinia or Calacatta marble, they offer a timeless class that meets interior decoration.


The bespoke nature of a Mandelli1953 project is effectively complemented with leather to add a luxurious touch. The leather is crafted meticulously by hand, with great attention to detail and precision, drawing inspiration from the most contemporary and sophisticated interior designs.


Mother of pearl customisation takes center stage in this unique offering, with a variety of shades and colors that make each handle a precious piece of art, highlighting the iridescence of the material.

Finishes: A symphony of elegance

Mandelli1953 offers a diverse range of finishes that cater to a wide range of tastes. These finishes include gold, chrome, and antique or refined satin effects. Each handle is not only a functional piece but also a statement of style.


The Fluxcoating Vitrified system enhances the aesthetic qualities of brass, providing unparalleled resistance against atmospheric agents, shocks, and abrasions. This advanced coating is available on exclusive finishes such as MBR, MSN, AB, and 28.


To increase durability, Mandelli1953 products undergo PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating. This treatment provides excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance and has been tested under various conditions. This coating is available for specific models, ensuring longevity even in outdoor and public environments.

Overall, these finishes and coatings provide both aesthetic and functional benefits, making Mandelli1953 products a reliable choice for those seeking longevity, durability, and style.

Certification: A mark of durability

Mandelli1953 has earned prestigious certifications from the IFT Rosenheim Institute, placing their products in the highest categories for durability, wear, tear, and corrosion resistance.

- EN 1906: 2010: Class 4 classification for durability.

- EN 1670: 2007: Class 4 rating for corrosion resistance (240 hours in salt spray).

At Mandelli1953, craftsmanship is more than just a job - it's a way of life, and each handle is carefully crafted by skilled artisans, using only the finest materials. The company's commitment to excellence is reflected in every detail of its innovative designs, which have earned it a reputation as one of the most respected names in the world of interior design. With a focus on quality and precision, Mandelli1953 continues to push the boundaries of what is possible, creating handles that are not just beautiful and functional, but also a testament to the enduring spirit of Italian craftsmanship.

The values upheld by Mandelli1953 deeply resonate with us at Deuren, which is why we are honoured to showcase their handles on our doors.

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