The New Arts and Crafts – Craftsmen
The September-October issue of Veranda is “The Instant Heirloom” Issue with features on Daring Twists on Centuries of Tradition. Beaux-Arts Classic Products has a perfect addition for the Design Study section on The New Arts & Crafts. Veranda article focused on UK Craft Makers. Love this quote from William Morris, “Have nothing in your house you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” The William Morris movement in the late 1800s has been enjoying a resurgence in the last decade in the UK design community for goods designed to be a celebration of their crafts. We have been manufacturing in the USA our functional works of art for two decades which embody the William Morris quote of being useful and beautiful.
Beaux-Arts Classic Products are a perfect example of that trend and a celebration of our craft to create outstanding contemporary versions of classic products from historical designs.
Our Arts and Crafts style decorative grilles, vent covers, return air filter grilles, foundation vent covers, and radiator covers are beautiful and useful items that can be added to your home. Not only are they works of art, but they out perform the unattractive industrial louvered grilles which are found in all our homes.
The article goes on to acknowledge that unlike its predecessors today’s craft makers embrace technology as an addition to age old applications. That is certainly true for our manufacturing process. When we first started to offer this historic design we made our masters by hand using historic elements of the design to create sizes for modern heating and air conditioning.
We had to use modern moulding to create many of our larger sizes.
Today thanks to technology, we are able to recreate the frame and design elements from the originals to create a unique, decorative grille for all the sizes in the marketplace. There is no other grille sold today that comes in as many sizes as our Arts and Crafts Style Decorative Grille.
Our manufacturing process preserves the incredible design details. We are the only manufacturer of vent covers that offer 3-dimensional designs.
Decorative Vent Cover – Arts and Crafts 24 x 24 $389
Return Air Filter Grille – Arts and Crafts 16 x 30 $699
Decorative Foundation Vent Cover – Arts and Crafts Style $199
Decorative Grille Arts and Crafts Style Radiator Cover