At Brussart, handcrafted hardware is made by American craftsmen who take pride in their heritage, cultivated by the shores of Chautauqua Lake in western New York. Brussart’s craftsmen have grown up in a community of sophisticated, cutting-edge, quality production. Many of Brussart’s skilled artisans are following in their parent’s footsteps, whether in creating door hardware or some of the many other world-renown products that have come out of Chautauqua County. Beginning with the Empire Worsted Mills in 1894, which became home to Chautauqua Hardware/Period Brass in the 1950’s, Chautauqua’s current prides include not just Brussart, but also Hope’s Windows and Doors, Cummins, SKF AeroEngine, TitanX and Truck-Lite, and numerous wineries
Chautauqua County’s lush natural resources have proved not only a fertile ground for production and agriculture, but also for the cultural arts. Highlights range from the Chautauqua Institution to the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum, with wineries, galleries, and theaters rounding out the spectrum. While the Chautauqua Institution attracts national leaders in the fields of arts, education, religion and recreation, the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center is host to an annual comedy festival for developing performers.
Brussart’s American craftsmen are influenced by a shared heritage?a heritage of natural beauty, a heritage of skilled craftsmanship, a heritage of culture, a heritage of pride.
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