When we set out to design the quintessential northern European house number, we knew we had to be rigorous. So, we took to the streets of Copenhagen. Block by block, we meticulously measured porcelain enamelled house numbers from the 19th century to get the proper dimensions, typography, trim, and colour. The result? Our hand-stencilled Christiansborg Metropolitan house number sign.
Imbued with a rich history, our blue and white Christiansborg Metropolitan house number sign is authentic, down to the last detail. Embodying both tradition and a contemporary aesthetic, it is truly one of our cornerstone products.
Inspired by the ultramarine porcelain enamelled signs found on townhouses and residential building facades throughout Paris, Berlin and other European cities, we designed our Ravnsborg Metropolitan house sign with both town and country in mind.
With a larger surface area, this porcelain enamel address plaque accommodates more information—and allows for bold typographic treatments. Our rich Metropolitan blue combined with a pure white produces a high contrast classic finish. As a result, our hand-stencilled Ravnsborg Metropolitan house sign is one of our most versatile products, equally at home in the city as in a cottage setting.
We created our Dansborg Metropolitan name plate to complement our signature porcelain enamelled house numbers, but its glossy high-relief finish also makes it an exquisite individual piece. The distinctive Metropolitan blue and white colour combination references the most prominent style of nineteenth-century European signs. Based on tradition, this subdued but eye-catching personal nameplate captures the essence of early hand-stencilled signage.
Fabricated in Europe using time-tested techniques, the Dansborg Metropolitan name plate is striking on a wood or brick surface, such as the exteriors of Dutch Colonial architecture in the northeastern United States and the American Colonial Revival style.