Windows are very idiosyncratic. There’s no such thing as a standard window. They need to let the light in but also have the curtains drawn to keep the cold winds out and the dark at bay. They can be huge in some interior spaces and all windows however large or small are going to need a curtain rail to compliment that size. Made by the Forge has been quietly but determinedly urged by our customers to make a thinner curtain rail and corresponding finials available. We listened.
Let me introduce you to our 16mm range. Of the six finials now available, three are familiar designs and three are new additions. Rather than name them corresponding to their shape as we do with the 25 and 20mm poles, we thought we’d associate them with our tree planting pledge. Each finial bears the name of a location in the UK where we have planted trees. So while the Alexandra may look like our best-selling cannonball finial, it now has a name to remind us of what we must put back into the environment as do all the others. There’s the button finial now christened the Bradfield and the mini take on the Honey Dipper now known as the Carlton.
Even the standard bracket has had a makeover. It now projects from a flat disc and encompasses the whole pole.
The three new designs are striking in different ways. The Houghton is a large button design, very simple and proud. The Levington is a three button finial with the larger one sandwiched by the two smaller. The most eye-catching is the horse bit design known as the Offtonian. This was chosen to represent the equine foundation of farriery. It never hurts to be reminded of the craft’s roots.
I hope our 16mm range is to your liking and as ever, all the details of the new range are here…