T W G : Design Journal


Paul inspecting the first casting of a client's custom hardware at P E Guerin

When it comes to luxury hardware and fittings, it's hard to imagine a resource more wonderful than P.E. Guerin in New York. Started in 1857 by French immigrant Pierre Emmanuel Guerin, the company is the oldest decorative hardware firm in the United States. It has been in its original four-story factory and foundry in Greenwich Village since 1892. Four generations later, the company remains a family business, now owned and directed by Pierre Emmanuel’s great grandnephew, Andrew F. Ward.

Paul in P E Guerin's NYC factory

Over the 156 years since they opened their doors, demand for P. E. Guerin's superb craftsmanship has grown, resulting in an expansion of production to Europe.  In addition to having the only metal foundry in NYC,  the company has opened foundries in Valencia, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal.  P. E. Guerin can be visited at six showrooms across the U.S.  

Custom faucets fabricated by P E Guerin for a client's powder room