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June 14, 2018

A Celebration of Brass

Brass, a combination of zinc and copper, is known for its beautiful and bright countenance, which is almost gold-like. As such, it serves as a wonderful adornment for homes and buildings.

Brass has its roots in prehistory, yet rose to fame when the Romans used it for many different purposes, such as pottery. Yet despite being an ancient material, it now has a place in modernity, being used for home accents, furniture, wall decorations and even comprising the base for modern sinks and shower fixtures. Jenna Lyons, fashion designer and businesswoman, has even used it in her bathroom. If there’s anything to learn about her time at J Crew, the woman has got taste. Additionally, a beautiful combination of brass and marble was on the cover of one of World of Interior’s influential review; signalling that it’s time to get on the brass bandwagon.

 

Brass is a material very close to Joseph Giles’ heart, as we craft most of our products out of the finest grade solid brass to ensure their longevity. Additionally, it also lends them that beautiful golden lustre that is so sought-after by architects, designers and homeowners. With our thumbs on the pulse of the brass movement, we are delighted to share with you a selection of our fine brass offerings.

 

Williamson Solid Brass Cabinet Pull CP1080

The inviting curve of the handle is decorated with elegant flutes that can be easily recognised across the Williamson family of products. The cabinet handle is made from solid brass and hand-finished in the signature Joseph Giles finishes.

 

Fentiman Solid Brass Cabinet Pull CP1047

The Fentiman solid brass cabinet pull is a veritable talking-piece. Its oval shape with deep ridges adds a tactile and visual element to any décor. Made out of solid brass, this handle is sure to last a lifetime. It comes in a variety of metal finishes to accent its beautiful shape and to suit your design needs.

 

 

Remmington Solid Brass Door Knob DK1044

A wonderfully crafted handle, designed with a circular motif, that creates a standout accent to any door. Its solid brass forms allows for a lifetime of use, as well as a pleasant tactile experience due to its ribbed design and matching round rose base. This handle comes in a variety of finishes to suit your design needs.

 

 

Montgomery Solid Brass Lever Handle LV1108

 

This handle is inspired by the bar and clasp design; often found on fine jewellery. The bar loops through a circular clasp, securing the item in place. This is emulated in the handle’s design, which features the motif of a bar passing through a circular form on the upper base of the handle. John Harwood, our veteran product designer and director, added his special touch to the product, allowing an indentation at its end, which adds a real flourish to the piece. With such refined detail, it can fit into any design scheme seamlessly, subtly garnering attention for its beauty. Brushed brass is a popular choice for this handle but will look stunning in any of our finishes.

 

We hope that these range of products ignite an excitement to try brass for your next project. With our established and robust brass catalogue, we look forward to sharing the beauty of this metal with you.

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