Vintage-Inspired French Radiator Brush
Take a crack at it.
For 60 years, Andree Jardin has been making beautiful wood brushes in Brittany, France. Jardin’s husband, George-René Julio, was an apprentice to a brush-maker in Nantes and with his know-how, the pair opened up their factory in 1947. With the advent of plastic, traditional brush-making techniques fell by the wayside, so these brooms and dusters are some of the only high-quality options made in the old-school way—using horsehair and silk bristles, and sturdy wood handles. We love that they’ve maintained their traditional beauty while incorporating modern, whimsical design touches.
The cracks between our radiator terrify us—who knows what dustiness lies within. But we’re finally ready to tackle it with a wood-handled radiator brush that slides right into the crannies for an easy clean.
Photography by Rocky Luten, Julia Gartland