BrassArt…. Who are we?
Welcome to part one of our tour of BrassArt.
We’ve been in the industry for a while but have recently received some important feedback that our customers and clients would love to know more about us; so here it is, the low down, the full facts and figures on BrassArt, who we are, what we do, where our work finds itself and why we do it.
The Executive Summary
BrassArt are a specialist boutique British manufacturer of luxury architectural ironmongery. As one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of architectural ironmongery, we work with professional and private clients worldwide. Creating elegant luxury architectural hardware for royal palaces, super yachts, stately homes and high specification private residences and hotels.
With a unique range of Collections dating back to architectural periods in the early 16th Century, including the original iconic Princess and Constable Collections, we offer a uniquely extensive range of Period, Heritage and Modern Door Furniture. All made from the purest Brass, all hand worked, polished and finished on site, in England.
We are a specialist manufacturer of architectural ironmongery products in what once was the heart of England’s industrial base, the Black Country. Now most factories are closed or gone, but BrassArt continues to produce truly British products using traditional skills and techniques, as well as of course modern manufacturing methods.
The business was founded in 1935 by the Collins brothers in the basement of their home under the name of Brassart Craft. They had a flair for the aesthetics of door furniture combined with the practical skills to be successful. The brothers retired in 1988 and the company was owned in the following ten years by two public companies before returning to private company ownership in May 1998.
Now, in the 21st Century BrassArt has returned to being a family run business still eager to create beautiful hardware. The expertise in casting brass, brushed lacquering and hand finishing has led from a small family business in Birmingham to the current factory in Lye and sales worldwide. We are also lucky enough to continue to work with the Grandson of one of the founders and leading hardware pattern maker, Calvin Collins.
So, that’s who we are and where we came from (*nod to Cilla*), find out more about what we do in the next installment of BrassArt; Who, What, Where and Why?
Thanks for reading, the Team at BrassArt.