Our Materials + Care For Your Hardware

Our Materials

Our hardware is designed for your modern, often busy, home. We therefore work with high quality, durable materials, offered in a range of finishes — so you have choice. Our metal hardware is made of one of three different base materials; brassstainless steel or aluminum. We juggle a few different considerations when selecting which base material to create a design in. 


Brass Hardware

Brass is the generic term used for a range of copper-zinc alloys. It’s the hardware finish we’re most popular for, so the majority of our brass-looking designs will in fact be manufactured from solid brass, which we then finish with a protective clear lacquer.

As well as looking lovely, brass is a great material for us to manufacture with. It has a low melting point, meaning it can be cast into beautiful shapes and machined to add intricate textures. Brass is highly durable and will withstand years of wear and tear, so is well suited to your busy home. It’s easy to clean and maintain, plus is resistant to corrosion and so won’t rust easily. Our brass tends to be lacquered but, if you have some that isn’t, its natural properties are also praised for their ability to kill bacteria.


Stainless Steel Hardware

Stainless steel is an alloy of iron that’s resistant to rusting and corrosion. It contains at least 11% chromium. As a corrosion-resistant material, it doesn’t require any special coatings or treatments, it’s just perfect as it is. Stainless steel is one of the most hard and resilient materials in existence, able to withstand harsh environments over long periods of time. It’s also readily recyclable.


Aluminum Hardware

Aluminum is the most abundant metallic element in Earth's crust and the most widely used non ferrous metal. Aluminum’s super lightweight properties mean that it’s not only light to handle, but it’s also easier to transport — less energy is required to move it, therefore less emissions are generated in its lifecycle. It’s also resistant to corrosion, so won’t rust, plus is infinitely recyclable. So many wins.


Caring For Your Hardware

No matter what material you opt for, it's important that you care for your hardware to ensure it looks its best and doesn’t age prematurely. For all options — solid brass, aluminum and stainless steel — we advise regular, non-abrasive cleaning with a cloth and warm, soapy water. Avoid chemical-based cleaners.