“Our job is to make available products that become integral to the brief,” Sriber says.
With a background in antique furniture dealing and the distribution of beeswax furniture polish, Mother of Pearl & Sons Trading extended their business a few years ago to include the supply of unique cabinet hardware. They now specialise in copper letter boxes, door handles, lights, gate joinery and outdoor accessories including lamps and railings.
Classic lines include the Brionne range of door handles from the rich French Architectural tradition; Fersa luxury door furniture from Argentina and porcelain buttons from Limoges, that can be used for custom made handles, and country-style doorhandles set in aged brass or aged silvier finished solid brass.
“Texture and finishes are of high appeal to us. Polished nickel is in vogue at the moment, as well as aged finishes applied to nickel, brass and copper. Fine woods like ebony are getting a lot of attention, as well as our new Brehat glass range. Pewter is experiencing a small resurgence too as people in general gravitate toward textural qualities again,” says Sriber.
“More broadly speaking we have found there is a trend towards classic minimalism, like Bauhaus or Shaker and we’re even seeing demand for copper hardware with an ‘arts and crafts’ feel. In outdoor furniture it’s different again, there’s a big interest in furniture that has raw qualities, or looks handmade,” he says.
Mother of Pearl & Sons Trading has a range of products to offer and their services to clients include liaising with designers/architects and installers to ensure seamless end result. Occupying a unique position in the Australian market Mother of Pearl & Sons Trading are good place to start if you are searching for a particular period look.
“Most of our customers come to us with very specific design ideas. They expect professionalism and value for money, but importantly they share an understanding of how the perfect accessory to a cabinet, can make a huge impact to a finished design.
“We believe good design should give pleasure, through its design – its style and integrity. Through good materials and workmanship we also believe that hardware can truly be sculpture,” Sriber says.