Brass door hardware styles and finishes

Brass Hardware: A Timeless Classic

Brass door hardware has a rich history in architecture, originating in ancient civilizations and prized for its gold-like appearance. Over time, it transitioned from intricate medieval designs to Renaissance opulence. Today, brass hardware continues to play a significant role in contemporary architecture, harmonizing tradition with modern aesthetics. At FORMANI®, we deeply appreciate the enduring charm of this material. Our dedication to blending tradition and modernity has resulted in a diverse range of brass unlacquered hardware collections, that not only tell a story through its natural patina but also allows for customization and versatile applications.

Brass door hardware styles and finishes

What is brass unlacquered? 

Brass unlacquered, also known as raw or uncoated brass, is a finish that distinguishes itself by its natural evolution over time. Unlike polished brass, which maintains its initial shine due to a clear protective coating, brass unlacquered is left in its raw state without any additional coatings. Over time, this finish develops a unique patina as it reacts to environmental factors, such as air and moisture. 

Patina is a thin layer that forms on the surface of brass, the base material, over time due to exposure to the elements, oxidation, and use. It often results in a change in color and texture, giving the material an aged and weathered appearance.

This evolving patina imparts an aged, vintage appearance that many architects and interior designers find inherently captivating. It not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of door hardware but also narrates a story of use and history, creating a sense of authenticity in your design. Furthermore, this patina effect comes with the advantage of minimal maintenance, making it an attractive option for those who value both beauty and practicality in their architectural and interior projects.

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The Unique Appeal of Brass Unlacquered Hardware

Unlacquered brass holds a special place in the FORMANI product range, embodying tradition and craftsmanship reminiscent of an era when materials were chosen for their enduring beauty and longevity. This finish effortlessly bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary interiors, offering timeless aesthetics that exude heritage and authenticity while maintaining a fresh and relevant appeal. 

Within our collections, including the TIMELESS by FORMANI and BOSCO by Lázaro Rosa-Violán series, you'll discover the versatility and customization that brass unlacquered provides. Whether you desire a polished shine or wish to embrace the natural patina journey, our door hardware offerings allow you to tailor the finish to your design preferences. This adaptability extends across a wide range of applications, from door hardware to cabinet pulls, knobs, window handles, and accessories, making it a seamless choice for diverse design projects. Furthermore, our brass unlacquered pieces, with their fusion of authentic design and modern technology, guarantee durability, even when used in outdoor settings. This makes them an excellent choice for renovation projects seeking an aged hardware appearance while remaining perfect for contemporary interiors with their timeless appeal.

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How to clean and maintain brass hardware?
BOSCO by Lázaro Rosa-Violán
Brass unlacquered door hardware

Eco-Friendly and Anti-Bacterial Choice: Brass unlacquered door hardware is not only an environmentally responsible option that minimizes chemical use, embraces natural aging, and promotes longevity, but it also possesses anti-bacterial properties. Its sustainable sourcing, recyclability, and versatility make it a choice that aligns with eco-conscious design and construction, reducing environmental impact while enhancing aesthetics and ensuring hygiene.

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How to clean and maintain brass hardware?

Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, possesses a unique quality that evolves over time due to oxidation. This natural process gradually transforms the brass, imparting a distinguished patina that adds character and depth to the metal. In many cases, this aging effect is desired, especially in renovation projects, as it contributes to a sense of history and authenticity. However, for those who wish to maintain the product's original shine, copper polish is the solution.

FORMANI® offers a specialized polishing compound designed to address high oxidation levels, ensuring that the brilliance of brass unlacquered can be preserved. For more information on maintaining the luster of your brass door hardware, please don't hesitate to contact us.

In conclusion: FORMANI®'s brass door hardware, particularly unlacquered brass, offers a timeless, versatile, and low-maintenance choice for architectural and interior design. Whether you prefer a polished shine or embrace the patina journey, our brass hardware combines authentic design with modern technology, ensuring both durability and style. It's a choice that resonates with those who appreciate the beauty of materials in their natural state and value the stories that aging and patina can tell in design.

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