Annual Holiday Open House and Boutique!
Join us for festivities and holiday shopping!
New items for the season.
One day only this year!
Thursday, December 6th
5 pm to 9 pm
Forging demonstrations at 6 pm and 8 pm
A Note from Bob Rose:
I'm delighted to invite all of our friends to another Holiday Open House!
Last year's event was such a huge success that many have asked if we are going do it again. As grateful thanks, and with my father's recent passing in mind, I've decided to open our doors once each year ... to say Thanks, to celebrate the holiday season and to honor both Dad and my grandfather.
November 19, 2012
The Hangar is a Hidden Art Deco Gem
Rose Iron Works was featured in an in depth article about The Hangar, an elegant sports complex designed by Abram Garfield, which was added to the Dudley S Blossom estate in 1930. Evelyn Theiss provides the reader with carefully researched history as well as photographs of one of Cleveland's deco treasures, not normally open to the public. Commentary by Paul Westlake, Westlake Reed Leskosky, and Dr Richard Distad provide insight about the structure, its renovation by current owner Charles Bolton as well as anecdotes about Blossom Family use.
September 21 & 22, 2012
Leading authority on Art Deco Metalwork to Speak on Edgar Brandt and Rose Iron Works.
Joan Kahr, art historian and leading authority on Edgar Brandt, will be the featured speaker of a Cleveland weekend seminar on Art Deco metalwork, September 21 and 22. The theme of the Friday/Saturday seminar, organized by the 20th Century Society USA, is “Art Deco Metalwork: Edgar Brandt and Rose Iron Works.”
Kahr, Brandt’s biographer and also authority on Paul Fehér, Rose Iron Works' designer during the early 1930's, will present a slide lecture Friday evening at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Kahr, a graduate of Adelphi University, received her Master of Arts in European decorative arts from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum/Parsons School of Design. She has lectured on French ironwork at the Bard Graduate Center, the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the University of Pennsylvania. She and her husband live on Long Island, NY.
Michael Beyer, president of the 20th Century Society USA and a prominent member of the World Congress on Art Deco, was raised in Parma and is a specialist in family medicine with the Adena Health System in Washington Court Hosue, OH.
July 26, 2012
St James Church Reopens!! ..... Rose Chandeliers will be enjoyed once again.
We are delighted to join the immense group celebrating the reopening of St James Church. The Cleveland icon was locked in 2010 as part of a diocese wide downsizing by Bishop Richard Lennon ... and saved by extensive efforts by the community resulting in a Vatican reversal of the decision.
Martin Rose and Rose Iron Works craftsmen created the numerous chandeliers and ancillary light fixtures throughout the sanctuary during the early 1930's.
You can read more here:
July 17, 2012
A Moment in History Came Alive at Rose Iron Works ... with more to come!
Ann DeBolt, granddaughter of Steve Papp -- a key Rose blacksmith during the 1920's -- visited from her home in Texas, her first return trip to Cleveland in over 40 years.
DeBolt brought a photo of her Grandfather stationed at his anvil, a vignette we were able to re-create with Ann standing exactly where Papp had once worked.
Among the items she brought along to share was a letter to her grandfather from the pastor of the Church of the Covenant (Cleveland) inviting him to attend the 1931 dedication service of the then remodeled chapel for which RIW had just completed significant work.
Coincidentally, exciting developments are taking place at the church!!!
We are currently producing new organ loft railings, designed by architect James Watson, which will be installed later this year in the recently refurbished sanctuary. History repeats!
Reverend Campbell, James Watson , Rod Keen (chair Building and Grounds), Paul Williams (president of the Society) and many others have literally performed miracles reworking the woodwork, floors and lighting. This effort has been widely recognized as evidenced by winning the national AIA restoration award as well as regional award along with Webber Murphy and Fox architects.
Bob Halper, Halper Lighting Solutions is currently designing a fascinating mechanism for nighttime illumination of the rose window thanks to funding from University Hospitals.
Our entire community will delight in listening to the new organ which will be installed this fall.
April 5, 2012
We've Lost a Dear Friend
Our entire staff as well as hundreds of visitors have fallen in love with Roxie.
Rox was our "greeter" ... always happy to make new acquaintances or to welcome friends.
She brought loving warmth to us each and every day.
At 14, both old age and cancer took their toll ... she died "while at work" on April 5, 2012.
We cherish her memory .... and will forever miss her.
March 26, 2012
Original Rose Iron Works Drury Railing (section) on display at Case Western Reserve's Kelvin Smith Library.
In celebration of their aquisition of the Cleveland Playhouse Archives.
March 22-25, 2012
We displayed at:
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST HOME DESIGN SHOW
Pier 94 55th Street at Twelfth Ave
New York, New York
Februrary 28, 2012
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Melvin Rose on Feb 28, 2012
January 18, 2012
Cleveland INTOWN Club Tour
November 17, 2011
Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Rose Iron Works Holiday Boutique
November 18, 2011 - November 19, 2011
Friday 4:30pm - 9:00pm & Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm
See us at the MOCA Fall 2011 Artscape for pre holiday shopping!
A delightful video of Melvin Rose speaking about his career is posted to Cleveland Arts Prize web site.
Chair & Tell Sponsored by HGR Industrial Surplus
The chairs may be viewed at the RTA Station, Tower City, Cleveland until December 1
July 29-30, 2011
Concours d'Elegance of America
Bob and Barbara Rose, along with Stephen Yusko, attended and exhibited at the Concours d'Elegance of America in Plymouth, MI on July 29-30. Collectors and enthusiasts from the USA and abroad gathered to buy, sell and show some of the finest vintage automobiles in existence today.
Featured in our display, part of the Concours d'Elegance of America's Invitational Automotive Art Exhibition, were several Art Deco pieces, presented as a unique complement to the classic theme of this exciting weekend. Compliments flowed freely as discriminating attendees drew comparisons between the design and craftsmanship of our work and that of the Rolls-Royce, Duesenberg, Stutz and Mercedes vehicles of the same period.