SFH aims to provide unique cast bronze hardware for all interior applications. The products we make are simple, solid, clean lined, and feature soft tumbled surfaces. The subtle earthiness of the bronzes we use combined with the shapes, make our hardware well suited for transitional and modern spaces.
The debut GEO series is our take on the everyday handle and knob with a nod to all things rustic, organic, and a wee bit art deco. While we strive for consistency in form, we welcome the inherent and ever so subtle differences that each cast bronze piece showcases.
The PYRA, NIKA , SKEW, TEFT and SPUL series are further explorations for us in cast bronze decorative hardware. We love the weight, and the surface subtleties that result when molten bronze is cooled in sand moulds and then hand finished. Inspired by ancient architecture, giant crystal caves, the casting process itself, and the will to make solid objects feel fluid and flowing, our work is a direct result of the things that intrigue us.
Originally designed using current technology and sometimes a simple paper and pencil, our hardware is made the old fashioned way from bronze that is hand poured when molten into sand moulds, and then hand finished once cooled. This process makes each and every piece slightly unique. And like the name that our debut GEO series denotes, we see each piece as a little gem.
I have spent decades in Toronto's film industry as a two time Emmy nominated and award winning Set Decorator and Production Designer. While creating sets for movies and television shows, I've enjoyed solving design problems and creating some pretty cool things from scratch.
The urge to branch out and work on something completely different came when I was renovating my own kitchen and realized there was a hole in the decorative hardware market.
Compelled to make the items that I wanted to see: pieces with clean lines, that were solid with a timeless, rustic appeal, I started the process. It hasn't been a simple task, but the process of casting hardware is addictive. I love helping people find solutions for design dilemmas, and life is too short to not be surrounded by beautiful things!