Inspired by the great metropolitan areas of European cities, our Metropolitan collection pays tribute to the first-ever enamel house number signs.
The Original House Number Signs
At a time when cities were growing, there was a demand not only in advertising new products, but also to identify people's homes. Family name signs were carved into wood or just painted on the wall directly. An enamel sign has always been a luxury product in signage. After the industrial revolution took Europe by storm, advancements in manufacturing techniques meant that enamel house number signs could be mass produced.
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The traditional European charm of these signs makes them a stylish addition to any entranceway. These personalised door number signs are handmade using authentic Danish design methods. These house number signs are not only durable and weatherproof but they also are vandalism-proof as graffiti can be easily wiped off.
Did You Know?
In the 1800s Ultramarine blue was the only colour available other than black and white and it became the iconic colour for signage, especially French road signs.
Metropolitan Collection: Contemporary Door Numbers
Inspired by French street signs, RAMSIGN began experimenting with ultramarine enamel to create the Metropolitan collection. This collection of house number signs honours the style and the production process of the original signs but this time, with an artisan approach.
Why Choose Vintage House Numbers?
Apart from being RAMSIGN's first design launched back in 1991, this design fully embodies the spirit of enamel family name street signs.
- The ultramarine blue is iconic of European urban signage.
- The typefaces have been designed to replicated those used in the 19th century.
- This collection of house number signs looks great on brick houses as well as light coloured facades.