The No 2005 lever was first produced in the early 1930s by the Parisian firm, Lips. Startlingly novel in form, it avoids all reference to classical French hardware. Instead, there is a faint reference to the swelling, biomorphic shapes of Art Nouveau, though stripped of excess. The symmetrical tapered handle with rounded ends curves to the flaring shank, circled by a curved band. The shallow domed rose has a single step. Recommended finishes include satin nickel, antique brass, dark oxidized bronze and polished chrome, though all Nanz finishes are available. The handle can be used with traditional full-mortise locksets or manufactured for use with multi-point doors and tilt & turn windows.