Collections - Meandros
The architecture of Ancient Greece is the architecture of Greek-speaking people (Hellenic people) whose culture flourished on the Greek mainland and Peloponnesus, the Aegean Islands, and in colonies in Asia Minor and Italy for a period from about 900 BC until the 1st century AD, with the earliest remaining architectural works dating from around 600 BC.
Ancient Greek architecture is distinguished by its highly formalised characteristics, both of structure and decoration and also, by its concept of architectural beauty based on balance and proportion.
A meander or meandros (Greek: Μαίανδρος) is a decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif. The name “meander” recalls the twisting and turning path of the Maeander River in Asia Minor. Meanders are common decorative elements in Greek and Roman art. In ancient Greece they appear in many architectural friezes, the design is common to the present-day. They were among the most important symbols in ancient Greece; and perhaps symbolised infinity and unity; many ancient Greek temples incorporated the sign of the meander.
Meanders are also prevalent on the pavement mosaics found in Roman villas throughout the Roman empire. A good example is at the Chedworth Roman Villa, leading many historians to believe that the pattern was part of the original inspiration for the Latin “G” character.
We have created a Collection containing a range of products all hand crafted and cast from premium grade solid brass including door handles, door knobs and a range of accessories, all of which are true to the character of their era. The products in this Collection carry the exact characteristics of the meander making it distinctive to Ancient Greek design.
As was common in this Architectural period most of the Meandros products are face fixed to the door with exposed screw heads (fittings are supplied). Meandros door knobs and levers are sold in pairs but they can be ordered singularly if specifically required. Knobs are left unsprung and levers are sprung, unless otherwise requested.
All Meandros products are available in our extensive range of surface patinations. See our Finishes page to find out more.
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