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The Brass Tacks: Switch Plates by Futagami

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The Brass Tacks: Switch Plates by Futagami

June 22, 2023

Welcome to our new (ish) column, The Brass Tacks, in which we highlight the tiniest but mightiest details in the house: good-looking hardware, hinges, and fixtures.

My partner and I bought our first house a few weeks ago—a compact 1940s Cape—and we’ve have been feverishly painting and moving ever since. But even with fresh paint on the walls and the floors newly stripped, all I can see is the dingy, yellowed plastic switch plate covers that conveyed with it. Searching for an upgrade, I came across these, crafted at a 126-year-old foundry in Japan—pricey, but proof that even the most quotidian fixtures can be beautifully made.

the idha brass light switches and plates are by takaoka, japan based futagami ( 17
Above: The Idha Brass Light Switches and Plates are by Takaoka, Japan-based Futagami (whose work we’ve featured in 20 Best Online Shops for Japanese Housewares and elsewhere). “Futagami has been crafting brass goods since 1897,” according to Housework. With origins in Buddhist brass tradition, they maintain true to their roots with an unwavering attention to quality craftsmanship while exploring modern homeware aesthetics.”
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Above: The switch plates are “outfitted with a brass toggle designed to be pleasant to the touch in every use.” Shown here is the Two Switch – Large Square switch plate, available from Housework.
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Above: “Brass is revered for the subtle patina it develops over time, slowly transforming and becoming more tied to people and place, deepening in both complexity and meaning,” reports Housework. I particularly like the petite sizes, like the 1 Switch – Small Circle switch plate.
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Above: And the 1 Switch – Small Square.

For more finds (including budget-minded ones), head to our Hardware archive.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the material of Futagami brass switch plates?

The Futagami brass switch plates are made from solid brass.

Where are the Futagami brass switch plates manufactured?

The Futagami brass switch plates are manufactured in Japan.

What is unique about Futagami brass switch plates?

Futagami brass switch plates are handmade using traditional techniques and feature a natural patina that develops over time.

Are Futagami brass switch plates available in different styles and sizes?

Yes, Futagami brass switch plates are available in a variety of styles and sizes to suit different switch configurations and interior designs.

What is the installation process for Futagami brass switch plates?

Futagami brass switch plates can be easily installed like standard switch plates using screws or adhesive backing.

Are Futagami brass switch plates compatible with all standard switches?

Yes, Futagami brass switch plates are designed to be compatible with standard single and double switches.

How do you clean Futagami brass switch plates?

To clean Futagami brass switch plates, simply wipe them with a soft cloth and avoid using abrasive cleaners.

Can I purchase Futagami brass switch plates online?

Yes, you can purchase Futagami brass switch plates online through the Remodelista website.

Does the Remodelista website ship Futagami brass switch plates internationally?

Yes, the Remodelista website offers international shipping for Futagami brass switch plates.

What is the price range of Futagami brass switch plates?

The price of Futagami brass switch plates varies depending on the style and size, ranging from $XX to $XX.

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