Decorative Return Air Grille
At Beaux-Arts classic Products manufactures the best decorative return air grille ever made in the United States. We call them “Craftsman Style” grilles, from the Arts and Crafts Movement. They were first made in Brooklyn, New York from 1865 to about 1922, and then moved to Chicago. During the Great Depression, production was halted in 1938. Overall it was made continuously for 73 years, which was an exceedingly long time for any product.
We started making our version of this extraordinary grille in 2006. It is still our best selling grille style. All our decorative return air grilles are totally unique in the marketplace because of their 3-Dimensional designs. The Craftsman style Arts and Crafts grille design upon close inspection uses chevrons and diamond patterns around the outside frame. In the center you can see ribbons and ropes woven in and out of a stylized Acanthus Leaf design all outlined in a large diamond shape.
The detail of each feature is compatible to fine art sculptures. The quality of the cstings is superior since they were originally cast in the lost wax method. Now we use a modernized version of lost wax.
What makes these decorative return air grilles in the Arts and Crafts Style really great is that they perform as well or better in most categories when compared to white louvered grilles that are so common in all our homes and public spaces today. In addition, Beaux Arts Classic Products now makes 74 sizes which is more than other major grille manufacturers.
The combination of artistry, design and high performance is referred to as “Functional Works of Art”.
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