In this Skye Matt Midnight Blue finished kitchen, the 41mm Como knob in brushed gold finish provides a, bright and luxurious contrast

The finishing touches of a kitchen project should be as much of a priority as the layout, fittings and appliances. While the space develops, moving from concept to reality, it’s important to demonstrate how smaller details – like different handle designs – can complete the look and truly set off the finished aesthetic.

Manufacturing and sourcing an impressive range of top quality handles and knobs, Häfele has curated a wide selection to suit a broad spectrum of kitchen styles, whether modern, vintage or traditional. It works with suppliers across the globe to provide the most comprehensive handle portfolio on the market, enabling kitchen and furniture manufacturers and installers the opportunity to provide the perfect finishing touches to their customers’ spaces.

As well as its own-brand handle range, which includes furniture handles in different shapes, colours, materials and surfaces to suit every style and taste, Häfele has forged a series of exclusive partnerships with other manufacturers from around the world.

Raviolo Bow handle and knob in pewter and antique bronze

Products recently added to the collection include ‘Land’, a vintage-inspired handle with a rounded finish structured in the form of a saucepan allowing for a perfect grip; ‘Graf’, a mixture of handles and knobs available in various sizes and finishes to create an infinite number of combinations on kitchen cupboards; and ‘Este’, which has a simple, minimalist design offering maximum versatility.

Häfele also caters for designers and homeowners seeking contemporary styles with its Gola profiles, which facilitate handle-free cupboard doors. Gola profiles can be teamed with Häfele to Order, a service where customers can order from a range of products that are cut, packaged, labelled and delivered to their exact requirements, to minimise waste in the fitting process.

This dramatic, contemporary kitchen features Gola profiles which create clean lines and handle-free cupboard doors

To make life even easier for manufacturers and installers working on kitchen projects, Häfele has created a series of perfectly paired handles and cabinet doors from its Aspekt range.

Rail handles in a brushed black finish can be teamed with a smooth, classic Skye door, for example, to create an industrial look. Or, customers can mix a metallic handle with a matt door finish for a contemporary design.

Este pull handle in brushed nickel as a simple, minimalist design offering maximum versatility

Furthermore, the traditional shaker styling of the York door can also be dialled up or down by pairing different handle combinations; a cup handle in polished nickel, for example, gives an antique finish while a geometric bar design offers a bolder look.

The matt black handles and knobs contrast well with with this Hampstead Ultragloss Aqua Blue kitchen

The Aspekt door range and complementary handles are available within 2020 Fusion software to help with planning a kitchen, while Häfele’s Ideas for Living website and Kitchen Planner tool can be used to explore the handle collection – and the countless kitchen-styles that can be achieved by using them – in 3D.

Sometimes, the very best kitchen designs are inspired by the smallest of details. Häfele’s handle range is the perfect starting point for manufacturers and installers to create functional, great looking spaces for their customers, where the finishing touches actually become centre of attention.