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UNStudio & HAFI – Design 244

HAFI and Ben van Berkel/UNStudio have jointly created a new family of lever handles – the HAFI Design 244 or 244 P designed by UNStudio.

The lever handle enables a natural and intuitive interaction with the user‘s hand and combines its sculptural shape and polished surface to create a timelessly beautiful design element for doors and windows.

HAFI complemented UNStudio‘s areas of expertise in architecture, experience design, aesthetics and innovation with its extensive know-how in the development and production of door fittings, taking into account the highest national and international DIN EN standard criteria. The result is a lever handle design that can be applied to any window or door, across all trades, in large-scale national or international projects.

Ben van Berkel: „Working with HAFI was a fantastic experience. HAFI is an extremely entrepreneurial company that is not afraid to try new ideas and always looks for innovative but feasible ways to design products for large projects. While visiting their company, we held a series of incredibly creative and positive workshops to develop the 244 family of handles and refine the details together.“

„HAFI 244 is ergonomic, comfortable, solid, easy to use and not too complicated to manufacture, making it an affordable option for all sizes of buildings. It is also designed to be opened by hand or elbow. We also explored HAFI‘s wide range of finishes and colours, so the handle can be extremely versatile and match any interior.“

Colours and finishes

The HAFI Design 244 or 244 P opens up a wide spectrum of customisation: whether a combination of matt brushed and polished stainless steel, finishing with a PVD coating in brass, rose gold, dark bronze or black, which impresses with brilliant colour intensity and excellent scratch and wear resistance, or coating with our new coloured SoftTouch surface, that is very flattering to the touch.

→ to the HAFI Design 244 product page 

→ to the video 244

→ to UNStudio