Feminine and Masculine Styles Intermix in the Top Knobs Devon Collection Allington and Brixton Series

Introducing two series in the Top Knobs transitional Devon Collection: the Allington series and the Brixton series.

Crafted from the highest quality materials and backed by Top Knobs’ lifetime warranty, the Allington and Brixton series feature classic shapes that easily blend with any traditional, contemporary or modern kitchen or bath design. Both series include two new finishes: Ash Gray, a rich on-trend gray, and Honey Bronze, a light brass tone.

Allington series - part of Top Knobs Devon Collection

Allington series – part of Top Knobs Devon Collection

Graceful style exudes from the Allington series. Each pull features a center floret for gentle feminine styling. The floral bud shaped knobs add a sweet touch wherever they are installed. Footed bases weight each piece to cabinetry.

Available in 5 sizes and 8 finishes:

  • Two knobs: 1” and 1 ¼”
  • Three pulls: 3 ¾”, 5 1/16”, and 6 5/16” center to center sizes
  • Eight finishes: Ash Gray, Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Honey Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio
Brixton

Brixton series – part of Top Knobs Devon Collection

Featuring a masculine, industrial look, the Brixton series includes knobs, pulls and appliance pulls. Classic in feel, the series works in any style design. Each has layered, pipe-like details at base. The pulls in the series are a modern interpretation of the Top Knobs Normandy pull.

Available in 10 sizes and 8 finishes:

  • Three knobs: 1 ¼” Rimmed Knob, 1 ¼” Ridged Knob and 1 ¼” Button Knob
  • Coordinating decorative back plate measuring 1 3/8”
  • Six pulls: 3 ¾”, 5 1/16”, 6 5/16”, 7 9/16”, 8 13/16” and 12” center to center sizes
  • Matching 12” Appliance Pull
  • Eight finishes: Ash Gray, Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Honey Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio

Each piece has a MSRP of $7.00 to $74.50. The Devon Collection of 36 pieces in five series is inspired by the character of harbor towns and villages of Devon County in southwest England.  All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty.

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Introducing The Devon Collection – Classic Charm Meets Modern Flair

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Top Knobs is proud to introduce the Devon Collection, a blend of transitional decorative pieces where classic charm meets modern flair.

Featuring knobs, pulls and appliance pulls from five series, the Devon Collection blends seamlessly into any design. The collection introduces two new finishes: Ash Gray, a rich on-trend gray, and Honey Bronze, a light brass tone.

“Our Devon Collection is inspired by the character of harbor towns and villages of Devon County in southwest England,” says Christine Zimmer, product manager for Top Knobs. “Made with the highest quality materials, Devon pieces have an industrial yet classic appeal to them. They easily blend with modern styles for truly versatile kitchen or bath design.”

Top Knobs Devon

Top Knobs Devon Collection of decorative cabinet hardware

The Devon Collection includes 36 pieces each available in eight trending finishes – Ash Gray, Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Honey Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio.

Collection details:

  • Five series: Allington, Brixton, Exeter, Kingsbridge and Torbay
  • 8 knobs in 3 series. Sizes range from 1” to 1 7/8”
  • 27 pulls from all 6 series. Sizes range from 3 3/4″ to 12”, including two 12” appliance pulls.
  • 1 decorative back plate from the Brixton series measuring 1 3/8”.

MSRP are $7.00 to $74.50 per piece. All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. Visit www.topknobs.com to view the entire collection.

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Barrington: a graceful and fluid decorative hardware choice

Graceful and fluid. Two words that well describe the Top Knobs Barrington Collection of decorative cabinet hardware. Available in 36 shapes in five series, including crystal and glass knobs, Barrington adds style and refinement to any space.

The collection spans the spectrum of elegant yet sleek design. The knobs and pulls from each series in this transitional collection can be used individually or together to reflect a designer’s style and create a unique look in any kitchen or bath. Barrington knobs and pulls are available in an assortment of finishes including Flat Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable, Tuscan Bronze and Umbrio.

Visit Top Knobs’ website to view the complete collection, and to order samples of your favorite pieces.

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Handcrafted excellence in decorative hardware

Top Knobs strives to offer designers decorative cabinet hardware that’s crafted with tradition and built to last. That’s where the Aspen and Aspen II Collections come in. Both are created from 90% recycled bronze and hand-finished for a beautiful, elegant style at an affordable price.

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Raw bronze, the beginnings of the Top Knobs Aspen Collection.

What began 5,000 years ago as the standard for creating art, jewelry and armor has become the standard of excellence. Intricate copper formulas and traditional casting techniques are infused into each handcrafted Top Knobs design.

Each piece is coated with a proprietary sealed finish that helps Aspen’s light patina and natural distressed look stay protected from age and wear.

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Molds are filled with hot liquid bronze to create the Aspen Collection

Every Aspen piece is hand-cast and hand finished, which accentuates the one-of-a kind look and feel. Made with solid castings of artisan grade bronze, the quality of Top Knobs can be felt in the palm of your hand.

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Hand filed and handfinished

Available in a variety of Old World inspired shapes – twig pulls, button knobs, cup pulls, square knobs, rounded pulls, flat sided pulls, peak knobs, rounded knobs, egg knobs and decorative backplates in an assortment of shapes – Aspen and Aspen II fit many decorative styles.

For traditional spaces, the Aspen Collection is a match in four finishes: Light Bronze, Medium Bronze, Mahogany Bronze, and Silicon Bronze Light.

For more transitional spaces, the Aspen II collection includes the same handcrafted cast bronze designs in three contemporary plated finishes: Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Brushed Satin Nickel.

Top Knobs Aspen II

Top Knobs Aspen II Cabinet Hardware

Visit www.topknobs.com to view the entire Aspen and Aspen II Collections.

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Aspen Collection

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Top Knobs Perfects A Lakeside Cottage Kitchen

SigKitBathTop Knobs has helped transform another beautiful kitchen, as seen in Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine.

Designer Jill Brecheisin of Kitchens By Design was hired by the owners of a lakeside cottage in Michigan to transform their L-shaped kitchen into a beautiful entertainment destination for their friends, children and neighbors. While the original 31’ by 14’ was spacious, it lacked style and didn’t utilize all of the floor space to it’s maximum potential.

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Using a custom planked decorative range hood as the focal point for the kitchen, the designer also included two island counters, one for food prep and one for dining. The antique white cabinetry was perfectly accented by Top Knobs cabinet hardware in Patina Rouge.

The remodeled kitchen includes knobs and pulls from the Normandy collection, as well as Somerset Finial from the Appliance Pull collection.

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Around the world with the Passport Collection: The Trevi Fountain

The Passport Collection from Top Knobs features designs from well known landmarks all over the world. One of the most familiar landmarks visited by patrons both near and far is the Trevi Fountain in Italy.  Located in Rome, legend has it that if one throws a coin into the Trevi Fountain it will ensure their return to Rome someday.

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The Trevi Fountain, or Fontana Di Trevi, is the largest baroque fountain in Rome. It stands at 85.28 feet high and 160.72 feet wide. Each day, the fountain spills over 2, 824, 800 cubic feet of water. The fountain itself is made out of travertine and carrara marble.

The same half dome that is seen above the fountain was the inspiration for Trevi Fountain pulls and knobs in the Passport Collection. The cross weaved design that is on the half dome can be seen in all of the styles of the Trevi Fountain pulls, cup pulls, and knobs.

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All of the products in the collection are available in five unique finishes including German Bronze, Patina Rouge, Polished Nickel, Pewter Antique, and Tuscan Bronze.

Like all Top Knobs products, the Trevi Fountain series of the Passport Collection comes with a lifetime warranty and a protective seal finish.

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Top Knobs Back-To-Back Pulls Integrates Cabinet Hardware Throughout The Home

Normandy Cage Top Knobs is stepping out of the kitchen and bathroom, and into the rest of the house! The Back-To-Back Door Pull Collection gives designers and consumers the ability to integrate the same cabinet hardware that they love into rooms all around the home.

The collection is composed of 12 of the most popular Top Knobs styles including: Normandy, Normandy Birdcage, Normandy Twist, Nouveau Bamboo, Nouveau Ring, Nouveau Arrow, Nouveau Brook, Somerset Finial, Somerset Weston, Somerset Melon, Asbury and Tuscany.

 

Tuscany Back-to-Back Door Pull

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Tuscany Back-To-Back Door Pull shown in Dark Antique Brass

  • Available in two sizes – 12 and 18 inches
  • Available in Dark Antique Brass, German Bronze, Old English Copper, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Pewter Antique and Rust.

Somerset Weston Back-to-Back Door Pull

Somerset Weston Back-to-Back Door Pull in Polished Brass

Somerset Weston Back-To-Back Door Pull in Polished Brass

  • Available in 8, 12, and 18 inches
  • Optional finishes in Brushed Satin Nickel, German Bronze, Patina Black, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Brass, Polished Chrome, Pewter, Pewter Antique and Rust.

The collection is available in 12 unique finishes. End caps can be mounted for use with one-sided applications for appliances or large pantry doors. The sealed finish also makes them viable for bathroom fixtures, such as the shower door.

MSRP ranges from $201.40-$461.40 depending on the size and finish. Like all Top Knobs products, the Back-To-Back Door Pulls come with a lifetime warranty.

Solid versus hollow cabinet knobs and pulls: why it matters.

The cabinet and drawer knobs and pulls that are stocked at big box home improvement stores and hardware stores are typically hollow. Hollow knobs can also be found in kitchen cabinet showrooms and decorative hardware showrooms on their lower end “builder grade” knobs and pulls. You can tell a knob is hollow by picking one up and holding it. It’s light. You may also notice that the back of the knob or pull is also hollow. This reduces the amount of metal in the knob or pull, which reduces the cost. But it also reduces the longevity of the knob. Less metal can also cause sharp edges that aren’t comfortable to the touch.

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If shortcuts have been taken on the metal, then it’s also likely that shortcuts have been taken on the finish – fewer coats, less polishing, fewer coats of protective lacquer, and thus more vulnerable to tarnishing, the finish rubbing off, and changes to the finish color over time. The knob or pull may also have rougher edges due to mechanical finishing vs. hand finishing.

Top Knobs Passport Collection Luxor Series

Top Knobs Passport Collection Luxor Series

You can feel the quality of Top Knobs in your hand. Most Top Knobs products are solid metal – solid brass, bronze, iron, steel, etc – and they are heavy! A solid knob is far less vulnerable to denting or creasing. The heavier weight feels good in your hand. The screw threads extend through the solid knob, making it far less vulnerable to stripping than a hollow knob with far fewer threads. And because every Top Knobs product is hand finished, they are smooth to the touch with no rough edges.

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Top Knobs Tuscany M229

There are a few hollow knobs and pulls in the Top Knobs product line. If the design on the product is very intricate, the metal has to be pressed into the mold rather than poured into the mold. This requires using a flat sheet of metal, which is then formed to create the rest of the hollow knob or pull. This is actually are more costly and involved production process, but the result is a beautiful and intricate design and appeal!

View the complete Top Knobs product line, and the 2015 product catalog, at www.topknobs.com.

Around the world with the Passport Collection: Great Wall

The Great Wall of China’s 5500-miles of ambling towers, steps and gateways traverse jagged mountains, vast deserts and rolling grasslands. Each individual brick or stone, placed by human hands, has acted together to create a barrier against invading armies over the centuries.
The Passport Collection Great Wall

What does this have to do with cabinet hardware? It is the geometric shapes of the Great Wall, contrasting with the panoramic views of the Chinese countryside, that are the inspiration for the Great Wall Series of the Top Knobs Passport Collection.

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Top Knobs Passport Great Wall cabinet hardware

The Great Wall Series is available in four finishes: German Bronze, Polished Nickel, Pewter Antique and Tuscan Bronze. The 1″ square shaped knobs mall and large bases shapes and the pulls are offered in three different sizes, including a 12″ appliance pull.

Like all Top Knobs products, the Great Wall series of the Passport Collection comes with a lifetime warranty and a protective sealed finish.

Have you used the Passport Collection Great Wall series in a kitchen project? We’d love to hear from you. Contact us on Twitter or Facebook. Find out more about the product, and how to get product samples on TopKnobs.com.

Cabinet Hardware with European Flair: Top Knobs Mercer Europa Series

The Europa series pulls and knobs in the Top Knobs Mercer Collection offer a subtle minimal design that lets cabinets stand out. The contemporary collection offers a stunning access point of reference.

“Our Europa series with Tab Pulls and Cut Out Tab Pulls attach to the inside of the drawer for a minimal look that lets the cabinetry be the hero,” states Christine Zimmer, product manager for Top Knobs. “Our unique detailing adds ergonomic strength so that even the well-used drawer is easily accessed. Hand polished quality and detailing insures the Tabs and Cut Out Tabs are smoothly finished wherever they are touched.

Mercer Collection Europa Tabs

Top Knobs Mercer Collection Europa

The Tab Pulls and Cut Out Tab Pulls are beautifully styled with hand polished details that give designers something new to play with in this classic design genre. Europa is available in 1 knob and 4 pulls.  Tab Pulls come in 7 sizes 1-¼” to 12”, and the Cut Out Tab Pulls are available in 3 sizes 3-¾” to 6”.

Five trending finishes offer added versatility to the Mercer Collection Europa series including Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio. Retail prices vary based on size/finish from $5.50 per piece to $29.00 per piece. All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. For more information, and to order samples, visit  TopKnobs.com.