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Apartment Building Railing with Loafer Top

A Pre-War upscale apartment building had extensive garden areas and wanted an authentic looking wrought fence. The design was inspired by Ironwork at the Empire State Building and the peace symbol. After going through extensive design, they determined all posts to be solid material. The finish spec’d was CIW 2135-I which was for all the…

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Compass Ironwork Video Series

Video Of Banding Tool For Centuries, these banding collars were a part of railing design for wrought Iron railings. After some brain-storming, looking at other tools, we developed a top of the line, best ever, banding collar tool. Instead of spending minutes clamping the collar into place, then hammering it over, we designed our own…

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Glass Railing by the Sea

A client had a beautiful shore home and had done beautiful forged aluminum deck railings. They had a gorgeous pool area between the house and sea wall. They wanted to preserve the panoramic views but have the safety of a railing on the sea wall. So glass was the material of choice, but again safety…

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Stylish NYC Home with Contemporary Railings

An interior designer was completely redesigning a residence and really wanted to do something special with the stair railing. the desire was uber contemporary and linear. Different designs were explored and discarded. Then the idea was presented of mixing square bar material with rectangular bar material for a more dimensional visual experience.   Colors were…

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Code Compliant “Authentic” Pool Fence

A client had a beautiful pool area that had originally been built by his father. All the old pool railing did not meet current codes. The desire was to meet today’s codes with a product that looked authentic and was true to the original design intent of the horse farm. So a new “old” Iron…

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ASLA Philadelphia 2018 Recap

After months of design and planning, our new booth received accolades and created a wow factor for all attendees. Our Japanese Maple Tree Iron Sculpture created raves on it’s life-like reality. The forged squirrels that were hiding in the tree garnered some gushes on their cuteness. Even the planter the Iron Tree was planted in…

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NYC HIC License

After first turning us away, then denying a home improvement contractor license, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs has created a new protocol for licenses that have religious convictions opposed to photo ID. For a decade, we have been involved with the prestigious AD home Design Show. Our goal was the affluent New Jersey…

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National ASLA Meeting in Philadelphia 2018

The largest gathering of Landscape Architects in the world will be in Philadelphia next weekend. Over 6,000 attendees will come to see the latest and greatest products at the Expo, get the most current knowledge on Landscape Architect Education and to network with the best in the industry. We will be launching our new look…

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Creative Design Used in Multiple Areas of Stylish Home

The clients wanted beautiful masonry flooring on these balconies, which meant anchoring through the floor was not an option for the solid aluminum railings. So we came up with a creative flair, using custom forged aluminum scrolls for side mounting below the balcony floor. This gave theses extraordinary, solid aluminum balcony railings even more ambiance,…

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Contemporary Floating Stairs

We were asked to design a contemporary floating stair for a shore home. the design intent was for it to be modern in design, but to use traditionally materials such as stone for treads and foraged aluminum railings. Because of the proximity to the beach, we utilized 2″ x 12″ solid aluminum stringers, designed custom…

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