Hand Forged Lobster Door Pulls: For L. L. Bean Home Retail Center – HH0163B
These Unique, Crustacean Shaped Custom Door Handles Were A Collaboration Between Our World Class Design Department And L.L. Bean Company
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Hand Forged Lobster Door Pulls: For L. L. Bean Home Retail Center
What's the first thing you think of when someone says Maine? I'm betting it's lobster. If you are a company that was founded in and is based in Maine, why not go with that theme for your retail stores? L.L. Bean is known for their great outdoor products, needed to have some door handles created for their retail center so they contacted ArtFactory.com to help them create something different, and these hand forged lobster door pulls are the result of this collaboration. It's not often we get requests for crustacean themed items, but our designers and master blacksmiths were ready for the challenge.
Once the designers finished the plans and the company approved them, our blacksmiths went to work. All of our door pulls are made by hand forging wrought iron; we never cast copy or mass produce any of our products. Each of these hand forged lobster door pulls is made by the hands of our master blacksmiths, heated and hammered until it is the correct shape. Once the pull is the correct shape, we use an advanced patina finish to add color and seal the iron, making it practically maintenance free. Though these lobsters were made in a true iron finish, we have over 400 colors to choose from so feel free to have some cooked lobster at your home, even if it isn't on the table. Just pick up the phone and speak to one of our designers. (We made a set for our showroom display with a lobster colored finish that is pictured below).
Hand Forged Lobster Door Pulls Additional Details
We build our custom iron door handles, and all custom door hardware products from pure wrought iron, because unlike other metals, wrought iron doesn't corrode with exposure to the elements. Furthermore, all of our genuine wrought iron hardware is finished with a hand applied, iron oxide, advance patina. This patina is heat applied at over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit so that it will bond to the molecules of the metal. What this means is a finish that will stand the test of time and look better with age. Because our finishes actually become part of the metal, they will never crack, flake, or fade like powders and paints.
Every product from ArtFactory.com is designed by, and built under the supervision of award winning artist H.J. Nick. Nothing leaves our facility without the signature of H.J. Nick. This coveted signature is only applied to each creation after all inspections have met our fine art world class standards. The signature is sometimes also dated with the first design conception date. This certification and signature ensures you of a product that is of investment quality, and will have future appreciable value in antiquity. At ArtFactory.com, our combination of fine grade materials and master hand craftsmanship allow us to offer a quality of product that is unmatched anywhere at any price. In fact, we are so confident in our products that we guarantee everything forever. Call us today at 1-800-292-0008 for pricing on our custom hand forged lobster door pulls, or any of our fine art quality, handmade products.
Designed At The Request Of L.L. Bean Company
In 1911, an avid outdoorsman named Leon Leonwood ("L.L.") Bean returned from a hunting trip with cold, damp feet and a revolutionary idea. L.L. enlisted a local cobbler to stitch leather uppers to workmen's rubber boots, creating a comfortable, functional boot for exploring the Maine woods. This innovative boot the "Maine Hunting Shoe®" changed outdoor footwear forever and began one of the most successful family-run businesses in the country. L.L.Bean, Inc., quickly established itself as a trusted source for reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice.
When L.L. Bean started his company, his view of serving the customer was as revolutionary as his product. L.L. said, "A customer is the most important person ever in this office, in person or by mail." Whether seeking expert advice, purchasing goods, returning or exchanging anything from L.L.Bean, customers quickly learned L.L.Bean wasn't like other companies of the day. L.L. set the standard for customer service in 1912 and his service-based philosophy is a fundamental belief that resonates throughout the company today. (Source: llbean.com)
Hand Forged Lobster Door Pulls Info
- American hand made solid iron door hardware
- Hand applied with heat and iron oxide patina finish on all wrought iron products
- Solid hand forged metalwork hardware - no hollow iron or fake castings
- Available in any metals types, stain and patina finishes
- Built in the original craft - not reproduction
- Order any size or style hardware custom designed for your residential or commercial space
- Request original art or limited edition custom designed hardware
- All custom hardware for doors are guaranteed forever - backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship
Blacksmithing is not casting (also known as drop forging or hollow cold roll) or other fast, fake processes. Our fine art custom door pulls are created from labor intensive tried and tested techniques. Each custom pull is fired by coal and anvil hammered into shape by the hands of our master blacksmiths in our American factory in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. All of our custom door handles are made from solid hand forged wrought iron with a natural patina (we never use faux paint or powder coating). Our custom door hardware will arrive to you virtually maintenance free.
Available in any size, style, and finish, our custom door pulls can be custom fabricated in any design you can dream up. Order from our online catalog of custom door hardware, send in your own drawings or photos, or speak with one of our talented design engineers to get started. We at ArtFactory.com will hand make one-of-a-kind custom door handles just for you.
ArtFactory.com, an American manufacturer of custom door hinges, door straps, wood doors, iron gates, and designer furniture based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Designs by H.J. Nick, have been designing and building some of the world's finest furnishings, all hand crafted in America, since 1913. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a big WOW factor and timeless elegance. They all want investment value furnishings that make a proper statement reflecting their personality, or the personality of the environment for which the designer custom furnishings are intended. Our master level craftsmanship ensures your custom wrought iron gates and furnishings will stand the test of time, and are guaranteed forever, backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship.
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