Figure Eight Door Handle, 2007

If you move your eyes or your fingers along the edge line of the figure-eight handle, you will find that it is – in line with the principle of the Moebius loop – infinite.

Two curved, interlocking surfaces shape the handle and are similar three-dimensionally to the image of the figure 8. The resulting symmetry allows for the use of the very ergonomic, almost hand flattering handle towards both the left and the right side.

The design focused on developing a self-evident element that one might think has always existed …

Client: FSB

Design: Jan Kleihues

Realization 2007