We are known for casting unusual custom door handles and our creative designer clients often will come to us with their ideas for a new concept which is how the dialogue began with a design group in Florida who specialize in luxury yacht interiors. As I am not well versed in specifics of yacht interiors I had assumed all yacht fixtures needed to be very light weight and made in corrosive resistant stainless steel, so was pleasantly surprised when we were asked to use our fiddlehead fern motif to create towel rails and robe hooks in solid bronze.
While the major component of a towel rail is a simple bar the fun and artistry comes in creating wall mounts to support the rail. However, with this custom project we were also tasked with making a curved towel rail to fit the wall surface in the master bathroom which was no easy feat given the very specific radius of the wall. In this post I wanted to show we re-invented the fiddleheads to change their function from gently protruding cabinet pulls to wall mounted supports able to take the weight of a solid bronze towel bar.