Checkmate…SA Baxter Displays Hardware @ artMRKT Hamptons

We were honored to sponsor this past weekend’s artMRKT Hamptons, which took place on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Historical Society.  The event kicked off on Thursday with an incredible party.

Our hardware was displayed as a Chess set, with our pieces finished in polished nickel and dark antique bronze.

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artMRKT Pohoto by Rozalia Jovanovic

PHOTO CREDIT: ROZALIA JOVANOVIC

The creative display extended beyond the incredible artwork, to include ABSOLUT’s team:

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Absolut Vodka bartenders
PHOTO CREDIT: OLIVER PETERSON

Kudos to the Artists, Organizers, and guests.!

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PHOTO CREDIT: RICHARD LEWIN

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PHOTO CREDIT: OLIVER PETERSON

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PHOTO CREDIT: OLIVER PETERSON

Carved Beauties…Salvaged Vintage Entry Doors

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.

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This last set is begging for 2 of our soon-to-be-launched oversize center door knobs!

Friday Foundry Walkabout

Just some quick snaps taken around our Foundry on a Friday afternoon…

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Cabinet Knob CK-3001 in 1:, 1-1/4″, and 1-1/2″ Diameters, Robert Stern Fluted Lever, and Art Deco Lever LV-3002, finished in Polished Nickel.

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SA Baxter Project-Ready Lever LV-9504.

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A Gaggle of Traditional Keyhole Escutcheons, KE-2014

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SA Baxter Project-Ready Cabinet Knobs CK-9507

History Class…Vintage New York City Public School Door Knobs

Vintage Brass Door Knob from the NYC Public School System
Photo Courtesy of Demolition Depot, Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

The New York Times recently published an article documenting A History of New York in 50 Objects.  As an addendum to this list, The Editors also added 15 more objects, as suggested by readers.  One of these objects is the quintessential brass door knob found in New York City Public Schools, as seen in the late Nineteenth century and early Twentieth century.  How can you not be enamored with the detail and almost heroic statement of this knob.    The top image shows a very well preserved and seemingly underutilized knob.  The image below shows the same knob design, with a bit more wear and patina.  Which one do you prefer?

Same Door Knob…More Patina
Courtesy of walkingcanes.com