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 and railings and has honed them to create metalwork that will enhance the finest furniture and interiors.
He works in stainless steel and brass, producing a variety of finishes. When working with brass he uses a traditional patinating process to create three different finishes: natural brass, antique brass and bronze. These are known as “living finishes” as they will continue to patinate and polished with time and use.
For stainless steel Ged uses different methods to attain three levels of finish: matt, semi-gloss and full gloss.
All these fittings are handmade and hand finished, producing subtle variations in color, texture and dimensions which add to their character.
Ged does not plate any of his fittings but we at Carter Hardware are pleased to provide virtually any finish for our clients when requested.