do you find such a talented designer and craftsman in the one. Your
work is extraordinary.
L. Makinson, author, architect and historian
Everything you have sent me has exceeded my expectations, I trust
your judgment completely...and there aren't many people I can say that
-Bill Evans, President, The
Lodge At Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA
No one else is doing this the way you are.
Duchscherer, author, designer and historian
Joseph is an extremely talented, skilled
and dedicated artist. I have had the pleasure of working with him over
an extended period of time and place great value on his resourceful
and innovative sense of both design and craft. He is untiring in his
search for content within his forms and for ways to recognize and celebrate
the inherent art of making his work. His work has an enduring quality
that seems to, at the same time, be completely integrated with the rest
of the building and to raise the whole building to a higher standard.
Duffy, principal architect, SRG Partnership, Portland, OR
How can I thank you for the beauty you've
brought into my life with the magnificent copper frieze you made for
my home! The art piece displaying a forest is an art piece to be cherished
always. All that see it are awed by it, and I'm proud and honored to
have it! Your professionalism, skill, efficiency and kindness throughout
the project are much appreciated.
-client, Larkspur, CA
In spite of his youth, Joseph is one of
the most multi-talented artists that I have seen. The several pieces
that I commissioned were designed and executed with the highest standard
of artistry and integrity. In my opinion, there is no one else in the
country with his eye and hand for design and intuitive approach to the
creation of his art. Whether the media is painting, sculpture, metalsmithing,
architectural or object design, Joseph Mross has the potential to be
considered one of the greatest artists of the 21st Century."
-client, New York, NY
"The light fixtures you designed for our
client are incredibly beautiful. Just wanted to let you know how happy
we are with your work and how perfect they are in the house."
New York, NY
rare to find an artist that is able to combine both craft and design
that hits the mark on the Arts & Crafts philosophy. You obviously
your work is great.
Turgeon, author, historian, Roycroft Shops
I collect Arts & Crafts metalware, but
the things Joseph Mross has made for me are my favorite possessions.
Joseph is an artist of the old school. In the past couple of years,
he has made me a remarkable repoussé copper fireplace surround,
a wrought iron grate, and a stunning set of fire tools, among other
things. Everyone who visits my home immediately exclaims over their
beauty. His craftsmanship is of the highest standard and I recommend
it without qualification.
-client, West Islip, NY
We received our copper repousse this week
and it is lovelier than we hoped! The quality and the craftsmanship
is outstanding. From my beginning inquiries, through the design process,
to the finished art piece, Archive Designs professionals were helpful
and courteous, correspondence was quick and easy. My husband and I are
thrilled with the repousse. The custom design has so much meaning to
us. I know we will get many years of enjoyment from it. Thank you again
for making the whole design experience a pleasurable and memorable one."
client, Lafayette, CA
You were extremely professional, accommodating
and have considerable talent. Thank you for making the copper hood for
our new kitchen. It is the centerpiece of a beautifully restored kitchen.
The hood is designed exactly as we discussed and it was delivered earlier
than expected. The mechanics are of high quality and the copper exterior
is easy to maintain. Your ability to work within our budget and accommodate
our schedule was greatly appreciated. We are long overdue in saying
thank you for being so easy to work with and producing a beautiful,
high quality and functional piece of art..
-client, Bloomington, IL
"When friends walk into the room all they
can say at first is just, 'Oh, wow!' Thank you for your fine work."
-client, Hinsdale, IL
"I'd rather have something that you're excited
about than have something by Thanksgiving. As I said before, you're
work is worth waiting for. Take your time."
-client, Boerne, TX
"Thank you so much for [the copper tiles], they are truly beautiful!
We can't wait to show off your craftsmanship. It has been a pleasure
working with you guys."
-client, Boise, ID
"I just finished the installation of the copper hood and blower
and it's working perfectly. It's more beautiful than I could have imagined...and
it's functional too! Thanks to your craftsmanship and continued help
the copper hood fits beautifully in our work space. Again, thank you
for your work and your help along the way."
-client, East Troy, WI
"If we ever need more work like this we'll
be sure to use your company."
-client, Arlington, VA
It was the most beautiful kitchen range
hood I have ever seen. I had no idea that such a utilitarian object
could be aesthetically pleasing as well."
-client, Eureka, CA
Your work blew my mind... I loved what I
saw on your website. I have seen nothing that compares to what you have
to offer. Your hoods are not only hoods, but pieces of art, of incredible
I was up at our lake house last week and
saw the hood... it is beautiful!! It really is a piece of sculpture
and "finishes" the kitchen so well.
-client, Bronxville, NY
Every visitor to the house immediately comments
on the fireplace. Although I love all my real antiques, the fireplace
is the best--my heart lifts every time I see it, and you cant
put a price on that. In fact, my mother was getting all sentimental
with my kids telling them that they were the treasures of our lives,
etc., and I said, Speak for yourself. My treasure is my copper
fireplace. My kids thought it was funny, anyway.
-client, Bay Shore, NY
Mross has worked in collaboration with me on several of my projects.
I am certain that those homes would not evoke the sense of warmth and
depth of timelessness without his contributions to them. You can feel
the spirit of camaraderie and sense of pride that emanates from their
shop. It is quite inspiring. Joseph leads a team of metalsmiths that
is reminiscent of those I imagine worked on the Gamble house by Greene
-James Givens, award-winning architect & professor of architecture,
University of Oregon
I just visited the Lodge At Torrey Pines.
The bar fireplace hood is magnificent.
leaded glass artist, Oakland, CA
The hood surpassed all of our expectations.
Mr. Mrosss design did more than justice to the legacy of metal
workers from the Craftsman era. Although it serves a function, the copper
hood is a piece of art. The hood always catches the attention of visitors
to our home and more than one has commented how extradordinary it was
that we had been able to find a vintage Craftsman hood is such perfect
condition. We are proud to let them know it is a modern piece.
-client, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
I had found Archive Designs web page
and was impressed with what I saw on-line, but somewhat nervous about
commissioning such a major piece by phone and fax. Joseph quickly allayed
my fear with his artistry and professionalism. He produced a total of
14 different sketches of the fireplace hood during the design phase,
working from photographs of the house and taking his cues from architectural
details such as the half-timbering and the Scottish Arts & Crafts
windows. The hood exceeded our expectations.
-client, Chicago, IL
"You ordered a mirror...but you got a work
-interior designer to client, Orchard Park, NY
Heres another big thank you for our gorgeous
stove hood. It is so extraordinarily beautiful and we are absolutely
thrilled with it.
-client, Coburg Hills, OR
The fireplace screen looks absolutely perfect
in front of my hearth - it is amazing how timeless the design is. It
looks like it has been here since 1922 when the fireplace was built.
Thanks again for your attention to my project.
-client, Portland, OR
Holy-Moley. The hood came today and it is
nothing short of spectacular. Well done."
-Mitchell Andrus, Roycroft Renaissance Artisan, Stirling, NJ
A rather belated acknowledgment that I received
the fire grate and my wife, my kids and I are crazy about it, and thanks
for the cabernet. My wife and I drank it in front of the first fire
that we made on the grate, and actually toasted you and your wonderful
work of art. In short, we are beaming with pride in having your work
in our home. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us."
-client, San Francisco, CA
The fireplace screen arrived yesterday and
we are thrilled with it. Thank you so much."
-client, Robstown, TX
I love the work so much I can't thank you
enough. It warms my heart every time I look at it. I'm so excited to
see the next pieces!"
-Charlene, Larkspur, CA
I'm purely interested in the best design
and respect your creative process whatever path it takes. So with that
said, don't worry about keeping me updated - just do your magic and
let me know when you need anything from me. You have my complete confidence."
-repeat client, Portland, OR
we saw your hammered copper portfolio cover, you had us before we even
looked inside. We unanimously decided that if a space opened up at the
show [Craftsman Weekend] it was yours.
Heritage, historic preservation, Pasadena, CA
"The screens were delivered today and are
beautiful!!! The "Tree of Personal Effort" screen is fantastic
does indeed appear to be aptly named. Thanks for all your work. I look
forward to our next project."
-repeat client, Charlotte, NC
"Your lobby fireplace screen is a work of
M. Hughes, Associate Architect, Torrey Pines Lodge, La Jolla, CA
"The hood is beautifully crafted, fits like
a glove and is complimentary to the entire kitchen decor. My wife was
sure that the vintage Frank Lloyd Wright window would be the focal point
of the kitchen and that no one would notice "that copper hood that
you spent so much on." On the contrary, everyone notices the hood
first and always comments on its beauty and craftsmanship."
-client, Claremont, CA
"...timeless works of art that will last
-client, Ann Arbor, MIch
Thank you again, as we are very happy with
this piece and it has completed the room for us. I am extremely pleased
as it looks like it has been there all along, so much so, people dont
really notice it until they have been in the room for a while....and
then they are amazed!.
Just wanted to tell you the hood looks magnificent
and is the focal point of the kitchen. I also look forward to working
again with you on the same clients next project at the beach.
-architect, Houston, TX
All we can say is WOW! The fireplace screen
is absolutely breathtaking! We are so very happy with it. The installation
was so easy and it is so beautiful! Your craftsmanship is superb!.
-client, Redwood Valley, CA
...thrilled with your elegant
backsplash, which beautifully recapitulates the Conejos River that
runs past the house.Thanks again for your excellent craftsmanship.
-client, Antonito, CO
We have had SO many compliments on the piece already!
We are totally, completely, utterly, 100% thrilled with the piece. Its
perfect in every way.I just don't know how we could even
express to you guys just how pleased we are.
Best packaging job I've ever seen in my life, too.
Once again, thank you for helping to make this remodeling project a truly
-client, Westport, CT
Got the copper repoussé panel yesterday
and the more I look at it the more amazed I am by it...
It is gorgeous! Thank you very much.
It looks awesome. Truly perfect and just
what we were looking for. We can't wait to install the piece.