1957 DEE HANDLE for ANU furniture

This drawer and cupboard handle was designed for ANU use and made by Brent Industries in Melbourne. It is now often seen on second-hand furniture for sale around the ACT.

It gives some provenance that the piece came from the ANU Design Unit stable and that the design was mine.

From a sculptural point of view I think it has a softer look than the normal Dee handle, inviting the user to slip their fingers inside and pull – purely psychological.

Many instances have been found of these handles on other than ANU furniture so it seems fairly clear that Brentware took it on as a stock line and sold it to anybody.

The ANU was not interested in charging royalties at that time so the design slipped into the public domain and I have certainly not received any royalties at any time.

Such is life.