Armac Martin: Crafting Luxury Brass Hardware For Nearly A Century

By Emma Love

11 months ago

Design-forward brass hardware and home accessories


Armac Martin is an entry in our Interiors Book 2023.

Armac Martin: Country & Town Interiors Book 2023

Armac Martin

Since 1929, Armac Martin has been creating design-led luxury brass hardware and accessories. With humble beginnings as the business of local brass founder Harold McGrail who manufactured reproduction furniture fittings, it is now an award-winning, fourth-generation family firm and a leading name in the luxury interiors industry. The company stands for exceptional design and exquisite detail; in celebrating true craftsmanship; and in the art of using the finest materials to form made-to-last brass hardware, shelf brackets, mirrors and more. Its portfolio of signature brass finishes caters to all styles of decoration, from traditional burnished brass and timeless satin antique to a more contemporary matt black finish. The product range is diversifying to include other home accessories so that designers can match finishes cohesively.

Armac Martin is launching a new collection of luxury brass hardware, along with its debut collection of brass bathroom accessories in 2024. Aware that as a business, it has a responsibility to protect and future-proof the planet, the owners have pledged that by 2025, emissions will be reduced by 50 percent, with the goal of reaching net zero by 2041. The company strives to provide a safe and inspiring environment for the team to excel in and to offer customers the finest luxury brass interior products and service anywhere in the world.

Today, nearly a century after being established, the dedicated team is made up of over a hundred passionate members, each committed to bringing the finest luxury brass interior collections to customers worldwide. Most recently, in the spring of 2022, Armac Martin was honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, an incredible accolade that recognises the growth of the business and its commercial success. Proud champions of British manufacturing, each phase of production takes place in the heart of England at the Birmingham factory.

Finishes by Armac Martin

Tips, Tricks & Tools

  1. ‘Never underestimate the power of smaller design details to achieve the overall aesthetic of a space. Determine the theme of your décor and choose hardware to complement this.’
  2. ‘Don’t be afraid to mix collections. Our Cotswold and Bakes collections are the perfect match or opt for a recessed pull with a bar handle for a contemporary look.’
  3. ‘Choose a living finish to add character. Our burnished brass finish is a charming choice for traditional interiors and will naturally age over time to reveal a darker appearance.’
  4. ‘Break up kitchen cabinetry with decorative grilles. Brass grilles add interest and texture, and can be used to differentiate between spaces such as the kitchen and home bar.’
  5. ‘The finish you decide on can instantly change the feel of a space. Our matt black gives cabinet hardware a contemporary appearance while a satin antique finish adds elegance and sophistication.’

A handle by Armac Martin

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ARMAC MARTIN
160 Dollman Street, Birmingham B7 4RS
armacmartin.co.uk
@armacmartin