Cliffside’s criss-cross suite received the largest expansion in the past year. With the addition of several new products and a large jump in the number of available finishes, the criss-cross design has proven to be quite popular. Each piece in the suite is unique, so we’ll take them on one at a time, starting with the pulls.
Cliffside’s criss-cross pulls are the biggest part of this line, both literally and figuratively. The series was originally only available with the 3″cc size, and only existed in two finishes (Antique Brass and Silver Satin). With the advent of the suite concept at Cliffside, we have expanded the 3″cc to be available in all ten of our best-selling finishes. Additionally, we added the 8″cc and 12″cc sizes, which were developed in conjunction with the engineers that create our products. Though first attempts proved to be awkwardly shaped and humorous at times, the results were finely crafted pieces of durable and beautiful hardware that look stunning on any cabinet design. These pulls match especially well with the “ribbon and reed”-style molding found on many traditional cabinets.
Also part of this series of pulls is the P-398 cup pull, which has also been expanded to ten finishes. Originally available in only AB, PB, and SS, this piece is striking in some of our more detailed or antiqued finishes, like Venetian Bronze, Iron, and Old Copper, and offers an alternative to a plain and simple cup pull in the simpler finishes like Flat Black and Old Antique.
The original knob from the criss-cross series is the K-580, which Cliffside has offered in three finishes for years. The line expansion gave this traditional piece a new life by providing it in several dramatic new colors. The knob’s design is tied to this line by the criss-cross style around the exterior rim of the face. It is a subtle way of connecting hardware pieces without being too bold.
If you’d rather make a bold statement about the criss-cross design, consider the K-579. This piece is completely unique, developed through cooperative efforts between Cliffside representatives and the engineering team. The K-579 was chosen from several different designs, based on customer demand for a knob that more obviously matched the P-399 pulls. Each finish offers a different perspective on the knob, whether you seek a subdued statement or an emphatic one.
Mix and Match
Any knob can be used with this hardware suite, if you’d rather not use the K-580 or K-579. If you’re looking for an oblong-shaped knob, for example, why not try the 105? For a more detailed look, the B721 is available as well.
The main impact that the criss-cross suite had on the Cliffside hinge line was the addition of the Antique English finish. Since the Antique Brass criss-cross hardware is quite popular, it was mentioned by several customers that Cliffside did not have hinges to match the hardware exactly. As Cliffside’s hinges are European-made, the “AB” finish is a rich, dark brownish-gold, rather than the brighter brushed golden color tones that American designers and manufacturers consider to be antique brass. Thus was born the Antique English finish, a matching brushed brass finish that resembles antique brass hardware more closely. This finish is available in six different hinge styles, including the BH2A, BH2A-BALL, BH2A-NF, BH3A, BH2A-NM, and BH2A-NM-BALL. If you are more interested in an armoire hinge, the Bronze Satin finish is the best match in that series.
In the Antique Brass finish, Cliffside also brought back the SBCL-AB, and introduced the IBCL-AB, a dramatic-looking piece. As with the rest of our signature hardware line, both latch styles were extended to ten finishes when we expanded our line, including the popular new SBCL-PN shown at right.
If you’re frustrated looking for hardware in a saturated market, don’t get cross… get Cliffside’s Criss-Cross!