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Compass Iron Security at ASIS NYC!

  Compass Iron Security participated in the ASIS NYC conference last week. A gathering of over 2500 security professionals from across the country to see the latest in thought leadership and technology. The latest gadgets in surveillance cameras, crash barriers, driveway gate openers, perimeter security and active shooter detection were debated. Probably the highest interest…

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Exterior Railing that Accentuates the Architecture

Clients were building their dream home on their wooded lot in the Mainline Philadelphia area. They had need for extensive stair and terrace railings. They explored material and design options by browsing through many railing pictures. They choose custom-forged solid aluminum pickets for the strength and rigidity, plus the elegance and character they provided without…

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Property Security with a Beautiful Design

A couple had built a dream home on a Northeast lakefront property were looking to surround the entire property with the best security fence that also met pool code, and at the same time accentuated the immaculate landscape by the landscape architect. They wanted a very rigid fence, that presented a barrier for intruders to…

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Modern Railing in NYC

An interior designer from Florida was designing a contemporary upscale home in Brooklyn. They wanted a modern railing design for terrace to add design synergy for the exterior. They evaluated numerous house balcony railing designs to find the correct balance of traditional and modern. In the end, they struck a transitional tone with elongated ovals…

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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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Grab your Free Architectural Digest Design Show Tickets!

Complimentary tickets to the prestigious Architectural Digest Show. Don’t miss it! This years show will be better than ever…. We will be showcasing our brand new graphics, a modern, dazzling stair, an optical illusion inside a disappearing gate and forged squirrels hiding in the branches of a Japanese Maple Tree sculpture! This is the year…

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