Dudes, Sugar Factory, Louis XIV and Best Dressed Walls
Our first blog with our new look and our ‘responsive’ blog design. We added Beaux-Artes’ product links for some of our newest products. This blog has always focused on all things classical with occasional mentions of Beaux-Artes‘ projects and products. I have received questions about my background and why I am focused on classical beauty. This blog is about who we are, what we are doing and planning. Particularly since Beaux-Artes is also undergoing a makeover. Look for a name change coming up along with our new website and store. We love the name but without owning Beaux Arts, (without the e) it is too time consuming to get the correct spelling (which is actually the incorrect spelling) to get to us online. Who would have thought 13 years ago when we began our company that Siri would be able to take you to our store on your mobile device.
We are focused on Classical Beauty today because it is Classic. Love that distinction. It represents the epitome of style, design, and quality. Timeless and enduring. My answer to why classical is why not? We see the amazing partnership with technology to reproducing classic beauty. We are thrilled and excited to create classic digital masters for our products. Our newest decorative grille style is our Louix XIV decorative grilles which have never looked better. Our 3D scanner has enabled us to redesign our classic Louis XIV decorative grille line and add a beautiful lamb’s tongue decorative molding. We love the new look. We are in the process of making the masters so if you wish to place an order, contact us and we can work to expedite your size. Otherwise, we are starting with the smallest and working our way through all the 60 sizes required to meet the needs of today’s heating and air conditioning ducts and vents covers.
Beaux-Artes’ Arts and Crafts grilles are in the movies again. Warner Bros. is working on the new comedy, Arms and the Dudes, starring Jonah Hill. Release date 2016. The true story of two men who were contracted by the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan. Dudes is based on Guy Lawson‘s Rolling Stone article, which follows two stoners from Miami Beach who ended up becoming arms dealers for the U.S. government. Of course, they are only grilles so more than likely it will be a cameo appearance. Our grilles best roles were in several episodes of the TV series Supernatural. The evil entities entered the spaces in the shape of smoke through our grilles.
Beaux-Artes’ Arts and Crafts grille is a great decorative thermal resin grille and an affordable alternative to a metal grille.
The Sugar Factory restaurants in New York and Miami are using Beaux-Artes new Victorian 3″ decorative recessed light trims which fit Halo and Lithonia 3″ recessed lighting. We now offer 8 sizes in our most popular Victorian trim for recessed lights. $30
Our latest new style recessed chandelier is available for all 8 Victorian recessed light trims and our Florentine decorative trims. Shown below with 1-1/2″ Clear U-Drop crystals. Also available with teardrop crystals. $242
One of our most popular handpainted plaster ceiling designs is this Shell Medallion shown in our Chinese Red. It measures 87″ x 35″($1,050 Standard Finish) used by designer, Steve Lewis who designs many New York Clubs, most recently used it in the Club Europa. We used it in a Men’s Wardrobe recently and the 87″ length was perfect in the space.
Since taking over the manufacturing of our products in 2013, we have built our facility and improved every aspect of our products from the quality of the resin to the equipment used to create our 3D masters. Here is Stuart with our granddaughter in one of our casting rooms. Our next phase is to continue to expand the styles we offer in our decorative grille product line and our decorative options for recessed lighting. Then we plan on developing our Wall Art Products which now include our architectural wall panels and handpainted canvas panels. I love what I refer to as our classical solutions for the modern intrusions which are the HVAC and recessed lights, but what really excites me is looking at large expanses of drywall, our walls and ceilings. In today’s homes I consider all the drywall a modern intrusion. Very different than the paneled or plastered walls of the past.
Don’t want to show anything before we can offer it, but here are some winners in my Best Dressed Walls Category. Keep you guessing what we are working on.
Best Dressed Walls
What is your favorite?
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