The Brass Tacks: Switch Plates by Futagami
Welcome to our new (ish) column, The Brass Tacks, in which we highlight the tiniest but mightiest details in the house: good-looking hardware, hinges, and fixtures.
My partner and I bought our first house a few weeks ago—a compact 1940s Cape—and we’ve have been feverishly painting and moving ever since. But even with fresh paint on the walls and the floors newly stripped, all I can see is the dingy, yellowed plastic switch plate covers that conveyed with it. Searching for an upgrade, I came across these, crafted at a 126-year-old foundry in Japan—pricey, but proof that even the most quotidian fixtures can be beautifully made.
For more finds (including budget-minded ones), head to our Hardware archive.
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