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Elements by Croft

Introducing Elements by Croft, a stunningly designed collection of door and cabinet hardware manufactured to the highest standards in England. The collection is meticulously engineered for the highest end of the global market which makes it fit perfectly within the Carter Hardware range of products. Each item, from levers and knobs to turnpieces and other […]

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VOLA – minimalist faucet design – highest quality

Shortly after Arne Jacobsen won a competition in 1961 for his design of the National Bank of Denmark he was contacted by the owner of VOLA who introduced his proposal for a new type of wall-mounted mixer tap. He imagined a design where all the mechanical parts of the mixer are hidden. At the time […]

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The Beardmore Collection – Since 1860

JD Beardmore & Company Ltd was established one hundred and fifty years ago as a general ironmongers, in Cleveland Street, London. Fitzrovia at the time was home to a large number of craftsmen making fine furniture, and Beardmore’s product offer came to reflect the requirements of the local custom, maintaining a separate catalogue for cabinet […]

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Lisa Jarvis – Jewelry for Furniture – Knobs and Pulls

At the age of 13, Lisa Jarvis convinced her parents to give her a budget so she could decorate her bedroom. “I still remember every detail. Of course, I demanded full creative control,” she laughs. “I was a tough client.” Since those precocious beginnings, Lisa has decorated New York penthouses, country homes and a pied-a-terre […]

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Baldwin Hardware Corporation – Hardware Passion

Baldwin Hardware was founded in 1946 by Severin Fayerman who the Carter family was privileged to know. Even though they originally were not in the business of manufacturing what we know today as decorative architectural hardware they evolved into what  became the market leader in this category. They led the industry away from sand cast […]

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Newport Brass – Flawless Beauty from Faucet to Finish

Newport Brass was created as an offshoot of Brasstech which was founded in 1987 by the Escalette family who recognized a need in the decorative plumbing industry for more reasonably priced products made of quality materials and crafted with the same care given to more costly  offerings.  Through the 1990’s the company added sophisticated machinery […]

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Matthew Studios – One of a Kind Lumieres

When Katherine Wildt O’Brien of Matthew Studios was little, her mother was always coming home with different light fixtures and lamp shades. She would change them out around the house, like most women would change their earrings. Katherine was always amazed how that could change a room. When she was a teenager she worked in […]

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Merit Metal Products – Traditional Elegance Since 1876

For more than a century, Merit has upheld a uniquely American heritage of quality and craftsmanship. Their hardware has stood alongside presidents, sailed proudly across oceans, and graced the finest homes in the country and around the world. They use a combination of Old World tradition and state of the art technology to ensure that […]

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Ged Kennett Contemporary Metals

Carter Hardware is excited to introduce Ged Kennett Contemporary Metals Ltd. to the United States market. Over the last 15 years Ged has been working to refine traditional blacksmithing and metalworking techniques to in order to make high-quality, beautifully finished furniture fittings. He has taken procedures which would normally be used to make iron gates […]

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glaesthete Hand Blown Glass Hardware

Please join us in welcoming glaesthete – fine glass knobs and pulls to Carter Hardware. Local Los Angeles glass artist Sacha Chambers was educated and trained in the art of glass making at Espace Verre in Montreal, Quebec. She has since relocated to her native home city where she practices the high art of hand […]

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