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Shopper’s Diary: New Bronze Fixtures and Fittings from Mark Lewis Interior Design

Sapele wardorbe rail by Mark Lewis Design.

When London interior designer Mark Lewis says he cares about the nuts and bolts, he means that literally. A while back, after finding it hard to source things like traditional shelf brackets and wall hooks, he began producing them himself and offering them on his website’s home store.

A surprise element is that many of the pieces in his shop are made of bronze. “It’s stronger than brass and less brittle than iron,” Lewis explains. “Our bronze hardware is cast by hand in a British foundry using the green sand casting process. This leaves a textured finish on the surface, which means there’s variation from piece to piece. Fresh from the foundry, it’s a bright gold, which, left unfinished, naturally oxidizes over time—in a few months the color mellows to a deep brown. Brass is more yellow in comparison; we like the extra warmth you get from bronze.”

Here’s a look at some of Lewis’s latest offerings, several of which were designed for his firm’s just-finished townhouse project: see Making History in Primrose Hill.

Cabinet and Drawer Pulls

Bronze moray drawer pulls by Mark Lewis Design, London.
Above: Lewis’s look is homey and orderly with an unmistakable English accent. He specializes in sourcing vintage elements and using reclaimed materials. Moray Drawer Pull Handles, Cast Bronze, £145,  shown here in the Primrose Hill kitchen, are made to order.
Bronze moray drawer pulls by Mark Lewis Design, London.
Above: “Each handle comes with six solid brass vintage screws, but is un-drilled. Your joiner should fix as they see best.” For details on the cabinet finish, see Making History.
Bronze moray drawer pulls by Mark Lewis Design, London.
Above: Two-piece Moray Cabinet Pulls are £145.
Oval cast-bronze drawer knob by Mark Lewis Design.
Above: Cast-bronze Round Knobs are £17.50 f0r the Little size (shown), and £22 for the Large.
Cast-bronze kitchen pull, Mark Lewis Design Primrose Hill House, London
Above: For panel-ready dishwashers, the Moray Dishwasher Pull Handle, Cast-Bronze is £145.

Shelf Brackets

Mark Lewis Design Little Chap bronze shelf bracket
Above: Bronze shelf brackets are a signature Mark Lewis design. This is the new 4-Inch Little Chap, £28
Bronze pantry bracket by Mark Lewis Design, London.
Above: The 12-Inch Pantry Bracket is £74.

Cafe Curtain Rods

Cafe curtain rods from Mark Lewis Design, London.
Above: Lewis’s Café Curtain Rails, from £47, are made of solid brass and can be used for hanging half curtains or below-counter skirts.
Cafe curtain rods from Mark Lewis Design, London.
Above: The brass rails pair with Café Curtain Rail Brackets, £19.50.

Wardrobe Rails

Sapele wardorbe rail by Mark Lewis Design.
Above: A Sapele Wardrobe Rail, from £20, with a bronze Wardrobe Rail Wall Socket, £12.50.
Wardrobe rail with suspended bronze bracket by Mark Lewis Design.
Above The sapele rods also pair with bronze Wardrobe Rail Suspended Brackets, £36.
Wardrobe rail end bracket Mark Lewis Design
Above: The Wardrobe Rail Suspended End Bracket is £36. It pairs with a 25 millimeter in diameter rod, such as the Sapale Wardrobe Rail.

Here are some more design details by Mark Lewis:

N.B.: This post was first published on Remodelista on April 27, 2022.

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