Along the East Bank of the Nile near the ancient city of Thebes sits a sacred temple. At the Temple of Luxor, large crowds of soldiers, dancers, musicians, and high-ranking officials celebrated their belief in the divine conception and birth of their kings.
Magnificent papyrus-shaped columns and statues of the kings filled the temple. Carvings recording the history of the kings and their military victories covered the walls and columns.
This synopsis describes the ancient Egyptian temple city of Luxor – the design inspiration for the Top Knobs Passport Collection Luxor series.
Just as the Temple of Luxor is known for high social status and exceptional luxury, the Luxor Series captures its essence with handsome pulls and regal hardware. Click the image below to see the products in detail.
The Luxor Series is available in a mix of five finishes: Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Pewter Antique and Umbrio. The artistically shaped knobs come in three styles and the pulls are offered in three sizes.
Like all Top Knobs products, the Luxor series comes with a lifetime warranty and a protective sealed finish.
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If you are replacing kitchen knobs and/or pull handles on existing cabinets, it is helpful to know what style type hardware you are shopping for. Kitchen cabinet hardware is divided into three broad style categories: Traditional, Contemporary, and Transitional.
Often known as “Old World” these are classic designs, often inspired by historical architectural and design features. Traditional style is the most popular category of cabinet knobs and pulls, because most kitchen designs are traditional.
Contemporary designs feature sleek lines, sharp angles, minimalist features, and modern finishes such as brushed satin nickel, polished chrome, and stainless steel. The look of the kitchen is modern, sleek, and elegant.
Transitional knobs and handle pulls are a blend of Traditional and Contemporary styles. These can be Traditional designs with Contemporary finishes, or Contemporary designs with Traditional finishes. The look can be quite striking.
We welcome Joseph Freenor, blogger at CFT 411 who was so kind to share this article he wrote on Top Knobs. Joe is a writer and woodworker and for those of us in social media – he is one of the original bloggers who first entered the scene and informed us on the kitchen and bath industry. You can find his wonderful blog at http://cft411.com/.
Whether one works as a woodworker or an interior designer, every part of design is a challenge, up to and including the hardware for furniture or cabinetry. From the outside looking in, it’s nothing more than a knob or hinge, and one will do the job just as well as another. And in the strictest, most utilitarian sense, this is certainly true. But that said, there is a world of difference between the plain knob that enables one to open a cabinet door, and a knob that adorns the piece. And even that, the word “adorns” can, if it is not used correctly do more to damage the look of a piece than to help it.
When I took woodworking classes at Palomar College we studied hardware, but the entire focus was on the more arcane aspects of it: how many threads to an inch does a certain bolt have-that sort of thing. Even now, my eyes glaze over at the memory of that particular class, but as it is with any discipline, there is a certain body of information one must simply have is if one is to succeed at it. But to return this to our current discussion, I’m not sure that there is anywhere a class in what makes this particular knob a good choice for a cabinet and this other a poor choice.
I think about all a body can do, really, is to find one of the better makers of hardware, examine their output, and choose whatever seems to look best of on the piece itself. And it is important, too, that the hardware itself be made well, because even though it’s “just a knob,” if made on the cheap, it will tend to cheapen the piece on which it resides. And with that, I can introduce the subject of today’s blog, because Top Knobs is certainly one of the finer makers of hardware.