Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Craftsman House Numbers & House Number Tiles True to Arts & Crafts Traditions

The American Arts & Crafts movement developed in a response to the negative side effects of America’s industrial revolution of the early 1900’s.  The Arts & Crafts movement extolled the greater societal benefits of producing goods by the hands of skilled craftsman as had been done for centuries over the pure economic benefits that factory automation and mass production brought to a select few.  Over a hundred years later, I think that it is safe to say that the country continues to wrestle with these same concerns.  If anything, the issue has become more complicated with increased globalization of production and concerns about the environment.    
Mission Metalworks
Arts & Crafts House Numbers
Mission Metalworks’ solid bronze and copper Arts & Crafts house numbers and Mission house number tiles not only offer that now iconic Arts & Crafts style but also are crafted in many ways consistent with Arts & Crafts traditions.  The numbers and tiles are sand cast in a Missouri foundry that has been in operation since the time of the original American Arts & Crafts movement. The wood pattern boards were created by hand by a local craftsman.  The bronze and copper used to produce the house numbers and house number tiles is from 95% recycled domestic material, which I am sure the founders of the Arts & Crafts movement would appreciate.  The numbers and tiles are also hand-finished and individually inspected prior to shipment.

Yes, Mission Metalworks' bronze and copper Arts & Crafts house numbers and Mission house number tiles faithfulness to the Arts & Crafts movement’s traditions are more than just patina deep.

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