For d line good quality equals autheniticty, originality and integrity. d line is, with pride, the sole manufacturer of hardware, sanitary ware and barrier-free solutions designed by Knud Holscher, Arne Jacobsen and Bjarke Ingels Group.
Nevertheless, it can sometimes be difficult to ascertain the authenticity of a piece of design. That’s why all d line products are branded with the d line trademark that attests to the originality of the piece and assures that the customer is not subject to replicas. All authentic d line lever handles are further branded with a d line logo on the internal part of the rose.
As of January 1st 2019 the AJ levers are, as an extra precaution, branded with the Arne Jacobsen trademark*. Pieces that are produced prior to January 1st will still carry the d line trademark on the internal part of the rose. Look for this logo, if you are in doubt about the authenticity of a d line piece.
Certificate of Authenticity Affirming the authenticity of a design is especially applicable for pieces created by Arne Jacobsen, who is often subject to plagiarism and further processing. This is first and foremost illegal but also irritating for customers who gets a product that in quality, appearance and function is well below the standard of the original.
As of November 23rd 2018 all AJ lever handles produced by d line will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
In this certificate you will find a description of the contractual agreement between d line (manufacturer) and Arne Jacobsen Design I/S (designer), incl. the approved materials, finishes, colours and use of trademark on the AJ lever handles. The following materials, finishes and colours have been approved:
Brass and stainless steel (polished or brushed finish).
PVD coated Copper, Brass, Charcoal and Gunmetal on brushed or polished stainless steel.
Powder coated RAL 9005 Black, RAL 9016 White, RAL 7047 Telegrey or RAL 7037 Dusty Grey on stainless steel.
Any AJ lever handles that have applied finishes beyond what is mentioned above is not classified as an authentic AJ piece, unless specified differently on this site.
*NB.: Coated items (ie. powder coating and darker PVD finishes) will only be branded with the d line logo on the internal part of the rose.