The Brass Tacks: Beata Heuman’s Florentine Brass Handles

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We just lately discovered ourselves engrossed in a three-minute movie exhibiting the inside workings of a Florentine brassware workshop. Fully unromanticized, it confirmed strip lights flickering to life and casting mild on battered work benches, welding torches being lit, and molten brass being poured into moulds. The ensuing objects—stable brass handles designed and commissioned by Swedish-born, London-based designe Beata Heuman—had been then filed and polished, each bit individually formed and shined by the “bronzista”.

“We have now been making brass handles in Florence for nearly seven years,” Beata just lately divulged to recipients of her e-newsletter. “It has been an actual deal with to go to the workshop and see them being made utilizing conventional methods and—in some cases—machines which can be over 150 years previous. My maker tells me that whereas Italy was once full of those form of outfits, it’s now a dying trade. There are few left working on this means. I hope we are able to flip that round.”

Right here we share Beata’s playful but traditional designs.

beata demonstrates how to mix and match the collection in the kitchen, starting 9
Above: Beata demonstrates how you can mix-and-match the gathering within the kitchen, beginning with The Baton (£180) made out of frivolously antiqued, unlacquered brass and lightly-scored nickel. Beata initially designed this deal with for the inbuilt fridge in her kitchen, to go along with The Knot. The Rope Pull (£72) has been designed to run horizontally on drawers and vertically on cabinets. Lastly, The Simple Pull (£60), which is designed to run horizontally on drawers. “We haven’t completed a kitchen with out them for years!”

the button, made from un lacquered, lightly antiqued, solid brass (£36). 10
Above: The Button, made out of un-lacquered, frivolously antiqued, stable brass (£36).

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