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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Nouveau III M1143
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
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.
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!
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Washington D.C. couple Barbara and Bill Sullivan, owners of the stunning townhouse on Embassy Row which Douglas re-decorated, are friends of the designers and knew of her talent and decor style from her flawless track record working with clients.
Douglas has been working to restore the “classic jewel box” for over 20 years and says “It’s really just evolved just as I have.”
The townhouse was build in 1924 by local architect Robert O. Scholz and the Sullivans wanted the place to have as much of a vintage feel and look as possible. Douglas was able to provide that by reintroducing vintage elements such as historic crown moldings, friezes, paneling and wood trim- all things synonymous with historical beauty.
The kitchen includes a silk checkered fabric used for draperies which sets the foundation for the rest of the room’s design. Top Knobs cabinet hardware was used to highlight the beautiful cabinetry.
“It has a simplicity and directness to it,” says Barbara Sullivan of her new restored home. “And at the end of the day, that’s what I hope people take away with them when they visit us: that they’ve been to a warm, inviting home that offers up a little bit of s surprise in each and every room.”.
The article “Past Perfect” from Traditional Home magazine is written by Brielle M. Ferreira, produced by Jenny Bradley and photographs by Ron Blunt.
Quilted patterns are a design chameleon. They can feel traditional or contemporary, crafted or sleek, high end or homey. The new Quilted series within the Top Knobs Mercer Collection does just that.
The Quilted Series of cabinet hardware offers depth and textural dimension that creates visual interest in whatever space it integrates with.
“Quilted is fashion inspired and fits perfectly with our contemporary new Mercer Collection,” states Christine Zimmer, product manager for Top Knobs. “For the Mercer Collection, our Quilted pattern uses the geometric shaping to create focal interest while maintaining a clean, modern line.”
Inspiration for the Top Knobs Mercer Collection Quilted Series: the black quilted bag.
The Quilted series is available with one knob and 3 pull sizes. Five trending finishes offer added versatility including Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio.
Retail prices vary based on size/finish from $5.00 per piece to $14.00 per piece. All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. For more information, and to get a free sample for your next project, visit our website at TopKnobs.com.
The beautiful Square Bar Pull in Polished Nickel from Top Knobs Nouveau III Collection was recently featured in Better Homes and Gardens Beautiful Kitchens & Baths magazine.
The story entitled “Baja Beauty” written by well-known industry journalist Amber Dawn Barz, featured a Chicago based couple who wanted to have some of their romantic Mexico spa memories come alive in their master bath renovation with the help of Top Knobs.
Made of heavy duty zinc to allow for excellent durability and style, the alluring Nouveau III collection is the perfect solution when it comes to bringing beauty into the kitchen and bath.
The couple enlisted the help of talented certified master kitchen and bath designer Brigitte Fabi, CMKBD who renovated the bathroom giving it a spa like feel with heated floors and multi-head steam shower for relaxing tight muscles.
“Thanks to Brigitte, our bath is now an inviting, tranquil space that we can visit each day,” stated homeowner Amy Koenigs. “And no reservations are required.”
To get the spa like relaxing look and personal beauty for your own bathroom, visit www.topknobs.com to see other selections of bath pulls that would be ideal for creating a zen like atmosphere in your bathroom.
This project is called Modern Envy, where form meets function. It features a combination of Scandinavian clean lines that merge with transitional/ contemporary simple elegance including Top Knobs cabinet hardware.
Clean geometrical lines in slab door cabinetry and tile layouts demonstrate the Scandinavian elements. The transitional/ contemporary influences are the color palette and balanced blend of curvilinear lines in lighting and plumbing fixtures. Contrasting neutral colors with a splash of vibrant green apple reflect a crisp clean atmosphere with a warm and inviting feel.
The kitchen features a well laid-out floor plan incorporating all of the client’s spatial and functional needs. The House 2 Home project created ease of access and functionality through space planning within each workstation section. The project created a place for everything and everything in its place.
Top Knobs Nouveau Collection and Nouveau III Collection cabinet hardware were used throughout the kitchen.
Top Knobs M1146 Nouveau collection 5-1/16” center to center brushed satin nickel crescent flair cabinet arch pulls were featured on top and bottom cabinetry. This Nouveau pull is also available in Brushed Bronze, Tuscan Bronze, Polished Chrome and Flat Black.
Top Knobs M579 Nouveau III ¾” indent knobs in brushed satin nickel were also used on drawer fronts. Other finish choices for the Nouveau III Indent knob are Polished Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Tuscan Bronze, White, Aluminum, Polished Chrome and Flat Black.
Top Knobs has been recognized as an essential supplier of top kitchen and bath hardware by a panel of prestigious judges for Kitchen Trends Magazine. Playing a significant role in 2013-2014 American kitchen creations, Top Knobs was recognized for excellence in design, function, product specification and style.
The Trends Annual Top 50 American Kitchens includes some of the most innovative and creative products from homes and kitchens around the world. Trends selection panel recognized Top Knobs’ integral part in making kitchens equipped with high performance, and stylish kitchen and bath hardware.
“We are honored to be recognized as a important supplier in so many featured projects of Trends Top 50 program,” Christine Zimmer, product manager for Top Knobs. “Our products play a crucial role in many American kitchens and baths and we are thrilled that Top Knobs is the hardware of choice for designers and families.”
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