In case you haven’t heard, Master Spring has recently moved locations – a move that could certainly be categorized as emotional.
We had been producing springs and wire forms in the River Grove location since 1950. With the passing of Emil and Marge years earlier, leaving the old building meant leaving a little bit of the Burda’s history behind. Many people worked in that space longer than they lived in their homes. It was a place that echoed the voice of Emil teaching his son Jeff. It was a place where families came together to work. A place where joys were shared and hard times were shouldered. Many people walked in as teenagers and now were married supporting kids and grandkids. Would change be easy? Would the move be worth it?
Artist and Designer Harry Bertoia: Wire was his medium of choice
Harry Bertoia was born in Italy in 1915. Moving to the United States, he became an artist, designer, and teacher. His works include jewelry, sculptures, and furniture.
What was his medium of choice? Wire.
In the 1950s when most chairs were made of rigid wood, Bertoia designed a line of furniture out of welded wire which offered a “springy” feel. Innovative for its time, Bertoia’s line of furniture was first produced by Knoll in 1952 and is still being produced today. Bertoia loved the movement of wire and the way it inhabits a space without heaviness or weight. Continue reading Harry Bertoia and Emil Burda: The Artist and the Springmaker→
Master Spring & Wire Form Co., Inc. is dedicated to serving you by providing high quality, custom springs and wire forms. In keeping with this mission, we work to ensure that your springs or wire forms match certain regulatory directives – including:
RoHS (Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances)
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals
When you need a custom spring or wire form and you need it now, Master Spring is here to deliver
At a recent Design-2-Part tradeshow, Steve Skolozynski, General Manager here at Master Spring and Wire Form Co., was asked to share his insights on our quick response made to order solutions.
“Companies don’t hold inventory anymore, and emergencies come up,” says Steve. “So every improvement we make, from investments to software to machines, is done with the singular vision of cutting lead times and getting our customers the parts they need as quickly as possible.”
Watch the video to learn more about our custom wire forms and precision spring services.