(HAILEY, ID—JUNE, 2014)— In the lexicon of door hardware, there are dozens of designs that will add functionality and flair to an entryway. Knobs with knockout geometrics, levers with fleur-de-lis lines and thumblatches with clean curved handles are among them. Rocky Mountain Hardware, the premier manufacturer of solid art-grade bronze architectural elements, is bringing its singular touch to these and several other classics with four new doorware collections, Bordeaux, Convex, Corbel, and Hammered.
Itʼs an impressive and much anticipated introduction as over the past two years the brand focused its creativity on other decorative interior products, such as lighting and accessories. But, the wait and reveal clearly reaffirm Rocky Mountainʼs roots and stature as a trusted design-driven leader in the architectural products arena. The additions bring even more practicality and elegance to the brandʼs portfolio, which architects, designers and discerning homeowners have come to value for its enduring appeal. All of the designs are realized in Idaho where artisans apply an ancient handcasting technique—another Rocky Mountain Hardware distinction. Additionally, the assortment is available in 10 fine finishes with customization offered.
Intricate fleur-de-lis designs add a fanciful touch to Bordeaux, which boasts four handle options including two grips, a knob and lever. Fashioned from Rocky Mountain Hardwareʼs unique investment cast (“lost wax”) method, which yields richer and more refined detail than other processes, this collection is well suited for projects where a chic French touch is desired.
Curvaceous. Clean. Classic. Convex conveys Rocky Mountain Hardwareʼs creative capacity for crafting collections that cater to both the modernist and traditionalist, and all aesthetic tastes in between. The arched centerline of the escutcheon serves as a simple yet alluring background for a sleek lever or thumblatch grip to rest.
Inspired by ornamental timepieces and jewelry dating decades before the roaring ʻ20s, Corbel expresses an Edwardian-meets-modern aesthetic apt for those looking for a sculptural statement maker. The collection—which is handcast using the “lost wax” method to capture the designʼs exquisite details—is available in rectangular or arched profiles. And, the design is offered in knob, lever and thumblatch grip options.
The Hammered collection harkens to the deft work of old world blacksmiths, and best reflects the premium the brand places on personal craftsmanship and attention to detail. The richly textured assortment—which was created from hand- carved molds to enliven the tactile surface of each piece—is offered in an array of knob and lever and escutcheon designs.
To learn more about Rocky Mountain Hardware and its suite of architectural products visit its website, www.RockyMountainHardware.com, or social media channels (Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter).
About Rocky Mountain Hardware
Founded in 1994, Rocky Mountain Hardware is a leading manufacturer of bronze architectural hardware. Based in Idaho, it operates three production facilities including one of the few remaining metal foundries in America where its bronze creations are hand-cast using methods passed down by generations of artisans. The range of designs includes door and cabinet hardware, kitchen and bath accessories, tile, plumbing, lighting and more. The company also has extensive custom capabilities as well as a division dedicated to the hospitality industry. Its distribution is global through decorative hardware showrooms. Authentically “Made in the U.S.A.,” Rocky Mountain Hardware products are cast of 90% post consumer recycled materials. www.rockymountainhardware.com.