The Engelhardt Collection plays homage to the first Danish industrial designer, Knud V. Engelhardt through enamel house numbers, nameplates and address plaques.
What's the link between Knud V. Engelhardt and house numbers?
Engelhardt was a Danish designer working in Copenhagen during the 1920s. He was commissioned by Gentofte Municipality to name the streets and design house numbers and signage for the area. The result? Modern, sleek metal signs that were both functional and stylish. The black house numbers featured a characteristic little heart as the dot above every letter that had one. This was a play on the ending of Engelhardt's surname.
The Original Metal Sign Company
Engelhardt was an important functionalist, implementing quality materials and ergonomics to his black house signs before the concept of ‘Danish design’ was even created. This collection of house numbers celebrates his vision and brings his work into the 21st century.
"We have chosen to honour Engelhardt's work in this collection thanks to his influence on Danish Design."
- Nick Brandt -
Founder of RAMSIGN
A Collection of Black Metal House Signs
Sleek and serious, this collection of house numbers speaks to design conscious individuals in search of a minimal and elegant design. The monochrome colour scheme is the perfect accent to a modern, neutral facade, perfect for anyone searching for extra large house numbers - UK.
Authentic Danish Design of Black Numbers UK
Today, our Engelhardt collection aims to keep the functionalist spirit of Engelhardt's Copenhagen street signs alive. Using authentic typefaces and colours, our house numbers embody our Danish identity.