ISSUE 32  |  Distinctive Kitchens

Hardware: Whitechapel Ltd.

August 07, 2008 10:17 AM

BY Julie Carlson

We first spotted the wares of Whitechapel Ltd. on Materialicious. Founded by an English-born and -trained furniture maker (now based in Jackson, Wyoming), Whitechapel Ltd. carries a full line of beautifully crafted, historic hardware, much of it imported from the UK. (Read his highly literate Company Profile to get an idea of how seriously he takes his craft.) Despite the relatively high prices, these fixtures are well worth considering for their beauty and heft; it’s amazing how high-quality hardware can upgrade an otherwise so-so kitchen or piece of furniture.

Below: Solid brass Fixed Handle from England; shown in polished chrome (available in other finishes); $20.41.

Below: Solid brass Bar-Type Casement Catch from England; $150.20.

Below: Solid brass Rectangular Bin Pull from England; $28.40.

Below: Solid brass small Flush Lifing Handle in polished chrome, made by an American company that supplies the navy and the merchant marines; $54.33.