Brass is a beautiful & warm material which ages beautifully. It is an alloy made from copper & zinc and has historically been used in marine environments for its durability & resistance to rust. Brass is malleable & easy to cast due to its relatively low melting point, which makes it a great material to work with when Designing products & reimagining many of the vintage shapes which I have collected in flea markets, vintage wares stores & salvage yards over the years in Paris, the United States & throughout the world.
Locks, doorknobs, Carl Aubock vessels, shackles & hand forged trinkets line the shelves of our library & are used on a weekly basis to inform Design direction. Brass is a fantastic material to use in kitchen renovations & fit outs. It will wear beautifully over time if left unsealed & can create a lovely highlight on soft painted cabinetry or moody hues.
Brass is also a great friend of timber & can add a sense of sophistication to rustic elements to create a lovely balance between raw & refined. Our Major, Galley & Curio brass pulls have been Designed to mix & match with our Limpet drawer knob. Have fun mixing & matching by building a story to use on your cabinetry. If you have an existing metal DNA in your kitchen it doesn’t mean you need to keep everything in pairs & matching. Brass & blackened steel or zinc also work wonderfully together. Mixing metals & styles can add interest & character to a space if you take the time to storyboard your materials.
Lay everything out & create a palette with old & new, your chosen paint colours, stone or timber selections & other elements of your kitchen so you can understand which shapes will make suitable new additions to your existing fixtures & fittings.