The Kennel Club is the biggest investor in canine health and welfare in the country and the first point of call on all dog matters. Based in Clarges Street, Mayfair, their headquarters is a space which combines tradition and elegance with the functional requirements of an art gallery. As such, it required ironmongery with both a classic aesthetic and present-day practicality.
MCM Architects requested Allgood design and deliver a co-ordinated suite of traditional bronze-effect ironmongery and hardware with all the benefits of modern ergonomics. In keeping with the space, they specified a natural patina of aged bronze across all levers, hinges, locks and concealed closers. Creating this desired ageing effect across multiple sub materials suited to different functions required months of consultation and many sets of simulated samples.
Allgood’s bronze solution range is made up of a copper tin alloy containing 92% copper and 8% tin. This composition provides excellent resistance to wear and corrosion as the tin in bronze adds strength and hardness.
MCM Architects Director, Barnaby Budgen commented:
“As experts in high-quality ironmongery we were confident that Allgood could meet our highly specific brief. Their willingness to go the ‘extra mile’ and achieve the exact look we required was extraordinary and we were delighted with the final result; an elegant, high-functioning, high-quality range”.