Decorative finials and bases provide elegance and charm to communities, parks, and urban centers
Attention to detail is essential when creating a neighborhood, urban city center, or community park. Choosing coordinating lamp poles, street signposts, and mailbox units contributes a sense of style and class in a space that encourages repeat visits, group gatherings, and memorable experiences. Adding post-top finials or caps and decorative bases to design projects provide the finishing details to enhance the entire streetscape or environment. In fact, the word finial shares a common history with the word finish. The root word for both is the Latin word ‘finis,’ meaning the end. Ancient cultures in early Asia, Rome, and Greece first used ornamental devices to extend and accentuate the end of pillars, poles, roof lines, and other architectural features.
Adding a stylistic element at the “end” of what may otherwise be a simple square or round post transforms the object from utilitarian to elegant. Post caps and finials top off decorative street signs, light poles, and mailbox units while providing a polished appearance and enhancing the cohesive design of neighborhoods and city centers.
Post bases beautify and protect
Decorative bases add another design detail that compliments the surrounding environment. Bases not only complete the architectural look of the project but also add protection and durability to the street sign poles, lamp posts, and mailbox units. Covering the base of the pole reduces water and debris build-up from around the pole’s ground entry point and protects any hardware from exposure or tampering. Post caps, finials, and decorative bases are the details that turn mediocre design projects into exceptional and beautifully aesthetic ones.
Brandon Industries offers a variety of post-top finials and caps for 3″, 4″, and 5″ round or square poles and provides an assortment of decorative bases to meet the needs of every design project. Brandon Industries’ products are constructed from cast aluminum with a polyester powder-coat finish providing long-lasting durability against the elements.