"Earlier this year I was at a trade show in Milan feeling a little out of place. On my shopping list was hardware. We have a long tradition of sand-casting superb lorinery in the West Midlands but its all related to horse tack. I went to Milan looking for hardware that would appeal to our customers who are looking for something different, something more stylish. I saw lots of beautiful hardware but all was made from a cheap alloy of magnesium and aluminium until finally, I found what I had been searching for: a foundry casting solid brass and designing the most elegant shapes"