For generations, Giara® has been producing elegant bronze products that elevate your property to new levels


These fittings are craftsman cast in sand moulds, a technique dating from 5000 BC, after which the items are finished entirely by hand. 

The products’ authentic character is also related to the metals Giara® works in, Britannia metal and bronze. These alloys are going back for centuries, and hence the period when humanity used objects made from bronze on a larger scale is known as the Bronze Age. Both Britannia metal and bronze are resistant to corrosion and no lacquer is used. With time and use the fittings acquire a beautiful natural patina. Giara® fittings are available in different patinas, see our catalogue.

Giara® has a complete range, from fittings for interior and exterior doors to the associated window handles and knows and handles for furniture.

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Materials

Green Bronze (VI)

Solid bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. The alloy has a reddish colour and a brown oxide layer will build up as it reacts with oxygen, resulting in the dark bronze shade (AZ). If it is allowed to oxidise further, a green-brown oxide layer forms, known as green bronze (VI). Places that are more exposed to oxygen will become darker, while places where there is more friction (for instance due to human contact) will be lighter.

Color variation
Dark brown to light bronze
Maintenance
By frequent use, you will automatically buff up the material and create a slight shine.

Dark Bronze (AZ)

Solid bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. The alloy has a reddish colour and a brown oxide layer will build up as it reacts with oxygen, resulting in the dark bronze shade (AZ). If it is allowed to oxidise further, a green-brown oxide layer forms, known as green bronze (VI). Places that are more exposed to oxygen will become darker, while places where there is more friction (for instance due to human contact) will be lighter

Color variation
Light bronze
Maintenance
By frequent use, you will automatically buff up the material and create a slight shine.

Natural Bronze (NB)

Solid bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. The alloy has a reddish colour and a brown oxide layer will build up as it reacts with oxygen, resulting in the dark bronze shade (AZ). If it is allowed to oxidise further, a green-brown oxide layer forms, known as green bronze (VI). Places that are more exposed to oxygen will become darker, while places where there is more friction (for instance due to human contact) will be lighter.

Color variation
More matt/ dark brown
Maintenance
Copper polish

Bronze Black (BLK)

The basic substance in these materials is white bronze and each item has its own outer layer. The very gentle, natural weathering that occurs after a time is irreversible.

Color variation
Black
Maintenance
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Aged Iron (AI)

The basic substance in these materials is white bronze and each item has its own outer layer. The very gentle, natural weathering that occurs after a time is irreversible.

Color variation
Iron colour
Maintenance
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Aged Silver (AS)

The basic substance in these materials is white bronze and each item has its own outer layer. The very gentle, natural weathering that occurs after a time is irreversible.

Color variation
Silver colour
Maintenance
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Old Pewter (OPW)

White bronze is an alloy of various non-ferrous metals. As this alloy oxidises very slowly, it retains its silver colour for a long time. After first very slowly becoming more matt, dark patches start appearing, yet only after a very long time. The eventual result is old tin (OPW). If that doesn’t appeal to you, you can restore the original colour using silver polish. However, if you do like it, it is best to order the old tin (OPW) straight away, as the oxidation process from white bronze to old tin (OPW) takes more than a lifetime.

Both white bronze and old tin (OPW) are ideal for use indoors and out.

Color variation
Silver colour
Maintenance
By frequent use, you will automatically buff up the material and create a slight shine.

White Bronze (WB)

White bronze is an alloy of various non-ferrous metals. As this alloy oxidises very slowly, it retains its silver colour for a long time. After first very slowly becoming more matt, dark patches start appearing, yet only after a very long time. The eventual result is old tin (OPW). If that doesn’t appeal to you, you can restore the original colour using silver polish. However, if you do like it, it is best to order the old tin (OPW) straight away, as the oxidation process from white bronze to old tin (OPW) takes more than a lifetime.

Both white bronze and old tin (OPW) are ideal for use indoors and out.

Color variation
More matt (minimal)
Maintenance
Silver polish

Britannium (BRI)

Britannium is an alloy of silver and tin. In use it forms a mat patina, which gives the material an authentic charachter. The weathered look of the product is what gives it its charm. No varnish is used and if desired the fitting can have its shine restored by maintaining it with silver polish.

Color variation
Matt grey, tin colour
Maintenance
Silver polish
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