This July, we are introducing a new line of bath hardware. The main components of this line — the square backplates and support arms — are modeled after the Hall-Mack Aristochrome bath series. This was a very popular and well-crafted line that saw many style variations over the decades. To the best of our knowledge, this style was introduced in the late 1950s and produced for several years. the dished square shape of the backplate had already been established as a mainstream motif of mid-century hardware in cabinet pulls and fancy door plates (a little foreshadowing here- check back in August). We decided to add a second shape: a star backplate. Our star is loosely translated from a bath product of the 50s and 60s. Since the starburst is the de facto emblem of the era, we thought we would be missing something important by not having that in our bath hardware line). Here’s a look at the original Hall-Mack line:
So whether your style is simple and understated, flamboyant, or somewhere in between, our new bath line has something for your home. We have designed this line to have a mix-and-match capability: choose all squares, all stars, or add some of each. And this is fun — the square backplates can be turned on their ends to make diamond backplates. Choose from Polished or Brushed Chrome, two durable and period authentic finishes.