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Cosy-Up to Age-Old Artistry

You're not just getting a piece of metal when you order a handmade wrought-iron product from Cosy Iron Design. You’re getting a physical manifestation of an age-old artisanal craft and the culmination of 50+ years of experience from artistic Blacksmith René Rasmussen.


René is the embodiment of the old-fashioned artisan. Follow the sounds of hammer and anvil, and you’ll find him ensconced in his forge, working with a combination of traditional and modern tools to create bespoke items for all manner of clients. Rene’s wife Judith also adds her creative talents to the mix; a diploma-certified welder with a good knowledge of fabrication and steel manufacturing, she sculpts her own original designs for smaller products such as wine racks and candelabras. Rene has affectionately dubbed Judith ‘The Master’s Apprentice.’

Cosy Iron products are a combination of age-old artistry and uncompromising quality. René and Judith collaborate with architects, designers, builders, fabricators and individual clients to create a mix of classic and modern wrought-iron designs. They specialise in restoration as well as new work, so whether you’ve got a functional or decorative piece that needs some attention or you’re in search of something new, Cosy Iron is the place to call.

In an age of mass production where the art of handcrafting sometimes seems all but lost, master craftspeople like René are a rare find. So, if you do commission a product from Cosy Iron Design, be sure to treasure it. Not only will it become a unique focal point in your home or garden, but it can also be passed down as an heirloom for years to come.

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