Won NOMMA MetalFab 2020 Top Job Awards – Salt Lake City, UT Show

As shown to the left, Compass Ironworks won two National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association’s (NOMMA) Metal Fab-2020 Top Job Awards at the Salt Lake City, UT Show on March 4 – 6, 2020. We were awarded a Gold and a Bronze award in the Top Job competition.

The Top Job competition is an event where craftsmen from across the country and beyond enter their best projects in various categories. This year featured amazing projects that incorporated various materials in to the Ironworks designs. Wood, glass, stainless were artfully woven in to the latest versions of ironworks projects.

Compass Ironworks was awarded a Gold Top Job Award in the interior railings, non-fordged project, for a double flight curved stair, as seen on the right and left. The stair railing design had to be consistent on both sides of either angled or level design. And the serpentine curve at the top created an additional   challenge. The finish was matte black, plus the rings were hand-gilded with silver for maximum visual impact. This iron railing provides exceptional aesthetics for this extraordinary New Jersey shore home.

The Top Job Bronze award was presented for an artistic iron room divider at the Chit-Chat Diner in West orange, NJ. Please see the images on the left and right.  The iron room division depicted an iron fence design with a forged iron beech tree sculpture. The iron trees had knot holes, bark effect and moss areas.The material was regular iron with an antique blackened and wax finish. The tree trunk and branches were forged and tapered from pipe, the twigs were forged from various size rods, tapered and welded to create a realistic looking iron tree sculpture. Also with tron beech leaves, the iron Cardinals (red  birds) had spaces to hide behind.

The iron tree sculpture room dividers enhance the visual experience for the patrons for this awesome diner, in New Jersey, PA.


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