The Josef Ruefelli line - "A Passion for Precision" - takes its inspiration from one of the two Swiss immigrant brothers who started Colonial Bronze in 1927.
As a result of the combined influences of Swiss precision and Italian design, the Josef Ruefelli line is rectilinear, with meticulously machined geometric patterns. Through the use of computer-assisted design and manufacturing software, each almost jewel-like pattern and shape is exactingly engraved into the surface of the hardware using diamond-tipped tools, some of which are as small as 0.005" in diameter.
The variety of patterns that can be imparted to the hardware is almost limitless, and while the Josef Ruefelli line will offer some patterns as standard, it is capable of receiving customer-supplied artwork or design preferences and incorporating them into the hardware upon request, even to the extent of incorporating customer supplied graphics.
The line is created from solid raw brass and then finished in an array of single or combinations of finishes. Because the process is undertaken entirely within our Connecticut facility, the combinations of finishes make the designs especially versatile. A matte black surface can have a polished nickel, brass or even a rose gold-like design. Likewise, a polished nickel or polished chrome background can be enhanced with the addition of a matte black or polished brass pattern. Between the pattern and finish possibilities, the possibility of getting just the right accent detail is assured.