Spring has finally arrived in the Northeast…we’re delighted to at last feel some warmth and take in the colors! Hence a little inspiration for this group shot of SA Baxter knobs, levers, hinges, and pulls finished in satin burnished nickel.
If you have been following our blog, it will be no surprise to you that we love our brass finishes. Burnished brass and antique brass exude such a charming warmth, as we all know. Elle Decor has proclaimed “Lots of Brass” for a 2013 Trend. We have been seeing a resurgence of brass finishes within the past couple of years – brass is versatile, and of course a classic.
We believe that door and cabinet hardware in brass finishes are timeless, and long outlive a trend. The long-term benefits of brass finishes are: the natural beauty of the aging/patina process, the never-ending ability to refresh the finish, and the antimicrobial properties of brass finishes. To take advantage of these brass benefits though, please hold on the lacquer (=
Center Door knobs, or Centre Door Knobs in the UK, are popular in Europe for placement in the center of an Entry Door.
Often decorative, these large knobs are a gracious statement for Row Houses, Townhouses, and Estates. We are in the midst of generating samples for our London and New York City Showrooms. These will be available in March, and will be shown in our London Showroom during London Design Week. We can’t wait to show you!
We love outfitting Entry Doors with our Bespoke Door Knobs and Pulls – from newly manufactured premium makers, such as Scottsdale Art Factory – to restored vintage beauties, which hold so much character. Here are a few choice examples of reclaimed/salvaged Entry Doors from The Demolition Depot in New York.
This last set is begging for 2 of our soon-to-be-launched oversize center door knobs!
We have learned that a massive undertaking has taken place here in New York City on 5th Avenue. The behemoth bronze doors at St. Patrick’s Cathedral have been temporarily removed for a good cleaning. The removal operation required an enormous crane and shutting down 5th Avenue.
The detail, color, patina, and sheer mass…9000 pounds each!…are just awe-inspiring. We can’t wait to see these stunning functional works of art all spiffed up and put back in place. Via NY Post.