H42 Contemporary Art Nouveau Handrail

"... stylish, elegant, and bespoke metalwork ..."

Hampstead, London

The design of this contemporary wrought iron handrail was inspired by the sweeping and flowing curves of the Art Nouveau period. Its bold and almost sculptural shapes were made by forging the steel whilst hot. When heated in a blacksmith's forge the metal becomes soft and malleable and can be beaten into the flowing shapes seen here. The handrail was galvanised then aged with an acid etch to complement the slate clad stairs.

The owners also commissioned the railings in this link and a complementary garden gate can be seen in this link

Contemporary Art Nouveau Handrail