Archive for April 2019

Custom Forged, Ocean Front Railing

An upscale residence for a New Jersey beach front home was designed by an prominent New Jersey Shore architect. He specified traditional metal railing with some ornamentation such as rings and knuckles. We immediately proposed everything to be built in aircraft grade and marine grade aluminum and for the finish to be specified with blasting,…

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Compass Ironworks Architectural Digest Show Recap

We participated at the 2019 Architectural Digest Show in Manhattan in March. Attendance was good and there was definitely an international presence among attendees. Our observation on trends was sleek and modern is still in vogue. Kitchen appliances were definitely the largest presence, with those trending darker in color. Matte finishes were prevalent everywhere, as…

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Architectural Digest Show Trends and Styles – By Diane Lemonides

The intertwined trends of home fashion lent their voices in harmony. at the 2019 AD show in NYC on Pier 94. The soothing notes of green echoed loud and clear as I walked the aisles of this years’ show. Each aisle showcased the world’s leading home and design brands from Bosch, Compass Security, Gaggenau, Graff,…

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Exceptional Railing and Spiral Stair for Back Deck

A McLean, Virginia landscape designer was completely upgrading the landscape and exterior living area. They were designing an exterior porch and lower terrace area. The designer designed the area to accommodate a spiral stair case. The railing design was to coordinate between all areas of the terrace and stairs. And the spiral stair needed lighting…

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Compass Wins 3 More Awards!

Compass Ironworks has been awarded three more “Top Job” awards by their peers for outstanding work. The “Top Job” competition, hosted by NOMMA in Indianapolis last week, is a contest among the top artists and fabricators across the nation. Competition entries range from driveway gates, to terrace railings, to modern stairs, to iron sculpture. With…

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