Kuiken Brothers Launches On-Line Moulding Design Guide & Pattern Book

FAIR LAWN, New Jersey – July 26, 2016 – Kuiken Brothers Company, a leading residential and commercial building material supplier announced that they have published their on-line Moulding Design Guide, a modern replica of architectural pattern books which would have been common throughout the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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This digital resource features detailed interior elevation drawings of over forty unique moulding combinations, including full room packages, cornice combinations and mantles designs using profiles from their in-stock collection. Detailed drawings and inspirational photos can be downloaded directly from the company’s website here: Kuiken Brothers Moulding Design Guide. Moulding profiles are in-stock and ready for immediate shipment to projects throughout the United States.

“We strive to continuously provide value-added services to our building professional and designers customers,” says Ryan Mulkeen, Director of Marketing at Kuiken Brothers. “Whether you are a remodeler looking to access a visual aide to efficiently convey a trim design to a client, or an architectural or interior design firm looking for a package of moulding profiles to start the design of a new commercial property, our Moulding Design Guide provides those wide range of options.”

Many of the moulding combinations found within Moulding Design Guide are created with the profiles from Kuiken Brothers’ Classical Moulding Collection. These profiles have historic precedent and are based off of classical and traditional designs discovered through the company’s meticulous research of the Library of Congress’s Historic American Building Survey and with the careful oversight of a nationally recognized historic moulding expert. These Classical Moulding profiles have been categorized by architectural styles including Early American, Georgian, Federal, Colonial Revival, Greek Revival and Traditional Revival.

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The origin of pattern books can be traced back to first-century Roman architect Vitruvius in his Ten Books on Architecture which explained architectural orders for entablatures, entranceways and columns.  16th Century Italian architect Andrea Palladio wrote architectural books that inspired Europeans and Americans on home and building design elements. This set a precedent for American craftsmen who had access to many different pattern books that detailed drawings for whole house styles and interior architectural how-to illustrations for field fabrication and installation.  Just prior to the Twentieth Century, industrialization created a need for affordable housing for the growing working class and traditional pattern books were replaced by whole house mail-order catalogs from companies such as Sears, Roebuck & Co., and Montgomery Ward. Until the launch of Kuiken Brothers Moulding Design Guide, there has been a large void of accessible millwork pattern books for builders, remodelers, architects and designers.

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The Moulding Design Guide is accessible through Kuiken Brothers responsive design website, allowing installers and specifiers to access them on jobsites through their mobile devices. Once a particular style has been chosen, builders, remodelers and architects from around the country can contact Kuiken Brothers as the company offers nationwide shipping.

If you are interesting in using Kuiken Brothers Moulding Collection for an upcoming project, please feel free to give us a call (201) 652-1000 or complete our online Contact Us Form and a member of our sales team will be happy to discuss your project in further detail. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to the opportunity to work with you in the future.

About Kuiken Brothers

Established in 1912, Kuiken Brothers Company has grown to become a leading supplier of residential and commercial building materials with a focus on serving the needs of professional contractors and homeowners in the region. With a staff of more than 275 employees, the company now has a total of eight locations, seven in New Jersey—in Fair Lawn, Emerson, Midland Park, Wantage, Garfield, Succasunna and Roseland, and one in Warwick, New York.

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