TT1078: 'FONTEYN' Solid brass thumb turn for privacy locks
The slender form of the ‘Fonteyn’ follows the uniquely distinctive lines of a handle designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti. As beautiful as the original handle was, the size did not suit many of the modern-day door proportions. We have recreated this timeless masterpiece, being careful to stay true to the original form whilst carefully increasing the proportions.
There are two sizes of rose backplates available, enabling designers to choose between having a symmetrical size rose to that of a lever or doorknob, or having a smaller size. A smaller rose creates an aesthetical hierarchy between the main feature (lever or knob), with the more discreet feature being the thumbturn.