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Category: Recent Projects


custom mirror rosettes

Posted on May 22nd, by gbettenhausen in Recent Projects. No Comments

We love these two new options for mirror rosettes that are a bit more custom feeling than some of the standard items on the market. The turned rosette has a clean art deco feel while the other has a more traditional feel. Both are made in house right here in Wilmette.



casual dauman lever

Posted on February 3rd, by gbettenhausen in Recent Projects. No Comments

This stunning lever was designed in collaboration with  a Palm Beach architect. The lever has a cast grip and turned shank and rosette. We can cast the lever in both brass and bronze depending on final finish selection. If you want hardware that is made in the US by a team of craftsman that are driven by quality give us a call!



americus deco door hardware

Posted on February 1st, by gbettenhausen in Recent Projects. No Comments

This french deco detailed apartment in Chicago screamed out for our americus knob. This french classic is one of our favorites. So fun to work with a local client and NY architect on this project.



bespoke french lever

Posted on January 26th, by gbettenhausen in Recent Projects. No Comments

Here is a great example of a French moderne lever. Our sculptor worked with a local architect to design the lever and rosette. These gems will be installed in a Chicago apartment very soon.  All of the sculpting, pattern making, and foundry work was all completed in house in our shop in Wilmette. If you are ever in town and want to get a glimpse of how hardware is fabricated and finished let us know!



brooklyn brownstone | recent projects

Posted on May 5th, by gbettenhausen in Featured Frontpage, Recent Projects. No Comments

This neoclassical 1910 home was brought back to life with architect Gerry Smith leading the charge.

Wilmette Hardware had the pleasure of providing the unlacquered brass drawer & cabinet hardware you see throughout the kitchen. We also took great care in the refinishing of the pantry door pull, original to the house. Gerry, along with the other parties involved, did a fantastic job restoring the home while maintaining many of it’s historical characteristics.

Below are a few more photos showing off the restored home with hardware installed.

If you would like to read more, Remodelista has a great article on this brooklyn brownstone project here.



medford drawer pull

Posted on April 20th, by gbettenhausen in Recent Projects. No Comments

Our custom medford drawer pull has definitely become a client favorite.

Throughout this increase in interest, we’ve designed and placed different sizes into production to accommodate for different areas of application.

Ranging in sizes from 4″ up to 11″ in length, it is really neat to see how each size pull is applied to various projects.

 



wayzata door knob | production

Posted on March 5th, by gbettenhausen in Recent Projects. No Comments

Here is the first batch of door knobs we put into production for a residence in Wayzata, Minnestota.

Working with this wonderful client, we started with a design, drew out the knob with dimensions, made some edits along the way, then brought it to life by 3-D printing and presenting a prototype for their final approval.



gropius t-pull | new hardware

Posted on February 24th, by gbettenhausen in Featured Frontpage, Recent Projects. No Comments

One of the great pioneers of modern architecture, German architect Walter Gropius, inspires the ongoing development of Wilmette Hardware’s own Gropius custom hardware collection.

We recently introduced a new member to our Gropius hardware family with the production of the Gropius t-pull. The design characteristics of this t-pull closely resemble those of our Gropius drawer pull, and looks extraordinary when mounted vertically on cabinet doors and drawers. We really look forward to applying this custom cabinet pull to projects in the near future.

 



westminster hardware | lever, keyhole cover, turn piece

Posted on February 16th, by gbettenhausen in Featured Frontpage, Interesting Hardware, Recent Projects. No Comments

The Westminster lever has quickly become a client favorite. It’s unique and elegant octagonal detail descending from the end of the lever all the way into the base, beautifully shows off it’s particular finish. Accompanied by it’s keyhole cover and turn piece, this hardware collection can be killer. Below you will see more of these Westminster levers taking on their respective finish.

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naples cabinet knob | new hardware

Posted on January 23rd, by gbettenhausen in Featured Frontpage, Recent Projects. No Comments

As you probably guessed, we designed this gorgeous knob & plate for a client in Naples, Florida. It’s great to see how far our collection of custom cabinet hardware has grown and continues to grow.

Our clients’ enthusiasm and expectations for excellence fuel our fire to work hard and produce beautiful, high quality hardware.



new reeded drawer pull | burnished light antique brass

Posted on January 9th, by gbettenhausen in Recent Projects. No Comments

We have added another member to the “Mayer” hardware family! ( family photos below )

To produce this pull, a professional sculptor brought our design ideas to life by creating a scaled prototype which we later replicated in solid brass through casting. This process really helped us hone in on sizing and detail decisions you can’t commit to on paper. Happy Hardware!

 

 



monogram knob | burnished light antique brass

Posted on January 6th, by gbettenhausen in Recent Projects. No Comments

Prior to finishing, these solid brass knobs were engraved with a custom monogram for a client here in the North Shore. This fascinating feature adds an extra personal touch to the homeowner’s custom door hardware.

The monogram design and detail look gorgeous once paired with a burnished light antique brass finish.





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