Classic meets newcomer

Cabinet Hardware

Cabinet Hardware

Design redefined

They should be easy to grip. Otherwise, furniture fittings are very much in decline. They receive little attention as long as they fulfil their function and reliably allow drawers and doors to be opened and closed. Together with etage8 from Leipzig, HEWI has set itself the task of changing this. The young design studio has experience in the fields of Health Care, Universal Design and Industry 4.0 - the best prerequisites for a cooperation with HEWI.

etage8 interview

Benjamin Hein & Willi Möller

In an interview, Benjamin Hein and Willi Möller from the design office etage8 report on their design principles, creative design and cooperation with HEWI.

HEWI: etage8 is a relatively young designer office compared with HEWI. What distinguishes etage8? Is there such a thing as design principles?

etage8: We stand for provable and holistic design with a high level of commitment to universal design. Specifications and requirements which are given to us by the client during the design process are in no way restrictions or obstacles for us. Rather, they represent both an opportunity and a challenge for us. For us, design is infinite - every new task makes us specialists in another field. To dive deep into the matter of a task - and as freely as possible - is what distinguishes us. We question the product and develop something new from this gained distance.

HEWI: A furniture handle is a relatively unspectacular product. What possibilities for creative design are there anyway?

etage8: It is precisely this apparently unspectacular aspect that is the great attraction for us. That's where we come in. The challenge is to create something new. To resolve the apparent conflict that it is a purely functional product. To design something that is as good and works as well as the long-standing HEWI furniture handles and yet is a further development. Therefore it is not difficult for us to be creative here.

Black, angular inlet shell

HEWI: Surface and colour options are something that distinguishes HEWI. What does this look like for furniture handles?

etage8: Colours and the materials that distinguish HEWI have always been present for us. Colour and flawless polyamide surfaces are elements that strongly connect us to the brand. We therefore consider it essential to incorporate this one hundred percent into the design of the furniture handles. We developed them from the colour. A colour changes considerably in the course of the day and is always dependent on the material. Therefore the consideration of the surface finish - matt and high gloss - was also an important factor.

product details

Cabinet Hardware

HEWI cabinet hardware are functionally designed and are characterised by durable quality. They are made of high-quality, high-gloss polyamide and are available in the matt edition.

Many different furniture fittings

Further information

The HEWI catalogue

  • All product ranges and systems in one assortment
  • From indoor and outdoor door furniture to cloakrooms, cabinet furniture and handrail ends
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All information about the products

  • Products, photos, sizes and details
  • Various design options and colour combinations
Product Catalogue

etage8, Leipzig


Office building door with lever handle in the colour black


Glazed hospital door with green frame equipped with a lever handle in the colour signal white made of polyamide

Push/Pull Handles

Matt edition