So what do powder coating, grab bars and epic door handles have in common?
Answer: A creative designer meeting the special needs of an artistic client.
We derive immense satisfaction from working with creative designers and over the years have collaborated with many to customize our designs so they will meet a client’s specific needs.
Diane Morrison is a designer who we first worked with when we adapted our Grapevine door handle for use as a hand rail on a corridor wall. Diane is based in Downingtown Pennsylvania and often works with contractor Merv Landis on her local installations. Recently Diane approached us to see which of our Ergo designs could be adapted for use as a grab bar in a powder room project. The room had existing pewter and iron trim and while the client wanted to continue with these metal tones we needed to use a more sturdy metal and one that would hold up to moisture. Stainless steel as a rust resistant alloy was an obvious choice but many of the patinas one can apply to it are not sufficiently durable. Diane sent us a color chip and with Dan Regan’s help at Primo Powder Coat we were able to find the right powder to bake onto our stainless steel handrail to create a highly durable finish.
The Ergo epic pull was the perfect choice of design from this series being a sturdy 35” handle but we were dealing with an existing space where the supporting studs were spaced at 16” intervals and the Ergo mounting posts were set at 34”. Merv Landis solved the problem by creating a sturdy brace inside the interior wall that spanned 2 sets of studs and provided a solid structure for our lags bolts to screw to.
To reach Diane Morrison please contact her: firstname.lastname@example.org