Designer lever handle from collection of IKONS by d line.
Annelise Bjørner graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 1957 and has become known for her work with hardware, silver, and furniture since 1962.
Working in co-operation with Rigmor Andersen, Annelise has famously designed furniture and silver and was jointly awarded the Eckersberg Medal in 1968. The work includes the design of a special cutlery series and cabinet as a present from the Danish National Bank on the occasion of Crown Princess Margrethe II’s marriage to Henri Marie Jean André, Count de Laborde de Monpezat in 1967. The silver cutlery has become known as the Margrethe Design, and is a part of the Georg Jensen portfolio. Annelise Bjørner was also a resident designer for Georg Jensen from 1971 to 2003.
In 1972, the joint development of the Annelise Bjørner lever handle was launched, which was originally a part of her trainee work from the design line at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts. The aim was for the design to express its function in a simple way and that simple planes and curves should have a clear and well-defined interplay with each other to create an elegant classic form.
In 2011, Annelise Bjørner received the Lis Ahlmann scholarship, which included the following statement: “Your designed door handle, along with Kay Otto Fisker’s, is the most beautiful and well-prepared. It has clear reference to tradition, but has an independent expression, a conformational idea, which is significantly visible”
The series includes lever handle, thumb turn and toilet indicator.
Solid / Snap on cover / Without rose / F17S
8 mm x 8 mm
35 mm – 65 mm
IKONS Annelise Bjørner
Nickel Plated, Polished Brass