Adam – Neoclassical Style – 1750-1880
Robert Adam, born in Early Georgian Scotland in 1728, was a Scottish neoclassical architect, interior designer and furniture designer. He was the son of William Adam (1689–1748), the country's foremost architect of the time, and trained under him. With his older brother John, Robert took on the family business, which included lucrative work for the Board of Ordnance, after William's death.
In 1754 he left for Rome, spending nearly five years on the continent studying architecture under Charles-Louis Clérisseau and Giovanni Battista Piranesi. On his return to Britain he established a practice in London, where he was joined by his younger brother James. Here he developed the "Adam Style", and his theory of "movement" in architecture, based on his studies of antiquity and became one of the most successful and fashionable architects in the country.
Robert Adam was a leader of the first phase of the classical revival in England and Scotland from around 1760 until his death. He influenced the development of Western architecture, both in Europe and in North America. Adam designed interiors and fittings as well as houses. Kedleston Hall, Culzean Castle and Home House in Portman Square serve as a fine monument to the renowned Scottish architect.
Robert Adam was greatly influenced by his grand tour of Italy in 1755. The Brassart Adam range was created to reflect the magnificent neo-classical interiors that he became renowned for. The unique surface features and motifs along with the distinctive edge details set this range apart from its contempories in the period.
We have created a Collection of Adam products all hand crafted and cast from premium grade solid brass covering door handles, door knobs, window fittings and a range of accessories and entrance door furniture, all true to the character of the era.
As was common in this Architectural period most of the Adam products are face fixed to the door with exposed screw heads (fittings are supplied). All of our Adam door knobs and levers are sold in pairs but they can be ordered singularly if specifically required. Knobs are left unsprung and levers are sprung, unless otherwise requested.
Brassart are a specialist boutique British manufacturer of luxury architectural ironmongery, so you will find all of our Adam products are available in our extensive range of surface patinations. See our Finishes page to find out more.
Please browse through the product types to view the Collection.
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