Friday, May 13, 2011

Artesano Iron Works’ Unique Forged Iron Door Pulls: One of a Kind Hand Forged Iron Door Pulls

While visiting with Artesano Iron Works at this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) I could not help questioning how the old adage of a picture being worth a thousand words applies to describing Artesano's door pulls and other hardware items. I concluded that, although a picture maybe worth a thousand words, no amount of words or images can fully capture the unique handcrafted look of Artesano’s forged iron door pulls. Hand hammered textures and other signs of the skilled Artesano blacksmith are enduring evidence to the old world craftsmanship that is invested in creating each piece of hardware.

Artesano Iron Works’ extensive collection of traditional forged iron door pulls, European iron door pulls, Spanish Mission iron door pulls, rustic iron door pulls, and truly unique contemporary iron door pulls. Their pulls are offered in natural iron, black and an oxidized rust finish. Although all the handcrafted texture of the forged iron is evident with all of these finishes, I prefer their natural iron finish. Pulls with this natural iron finish best display all of the unique features that can only be created by being individually handcrafted by Artesano’s skilled blacksmiths. That said, it is always a good idea to consider the style and finish or color of the door that will hold the pull when deciding on the pull's finish. There should be sufficient color contrast between the door and the pull to draw enough attention to the forged iron pulls to warrant a closer appreciative look at its unique handcrafted style. In contrast, I recommend that the pull's finish should complement other hardware items on the door and surrounding area to maintain a consistent and well thought-out appearance.

All of our door pulls along with push plates are located in the Interior Door Hardware section of the Shop 4 Classics website.

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