TWIST, 2014

Twist is a simple object with complex geometry that unites and consolidates two sets of characteristics. For the anatomy of the lever, the shaft containing the cylinder fluidly turns into the flat plane of the lever, smoothly converting from tubular to flat surface.

— Running Magnet Installation, Flos, Salone del Mobile, Milano 2015

— Click to play: Ben Van Berkel, Salone del Mobile 2014

The ergonomic contour created by this gradual transformation follows a dynamic movement that is frozen, so to speak, into a solid material. Its appearance is a balance of modernness and classicality.

The volume that curves and then flattens on the underside of the lever comfortably fits the grip of thumb and index finger, while the flat upper surface reacts to the pressure generated by the palm of the hand. A three-degree inclination toward the door has the function of facilitating the hand’s grip.
Ben van Berkel/UNStudio

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