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If you’ve ever felt like getting in touch with your surroundings, then this “hand door knob” is for you. Made of polished solid aluminium, the handle won’t be letting you pass through the door without a helping hand.

Named “Hand-Le”, the interesting human hand door knob was created by the Dutch product designer Naomi Thellier de Poncheville for the London Design Festival.

hand-le-door-knob-surrealAs visitors to the festival exclaimed upon seeing the “Hand-Le”: “We thought the Dutch to be very friendly people but this is taking the welcoming handshake a little too far”.


The hand door knob needs a good shake or twist when moving from room to room, so it’s probably not suitable for a granny flat. Would you like a door handle like this?