Designing

 

Items are carefully studied and designed by hand by art masters, following ancient original models

Preparing the mould

The mould can be made of wood for the items created by turning; we prefer to use hard material with few veins not in relief like walnut, pear or cherry tree wood.

For the items produced by fusion, the mould, once in plaster, is now of rubber, because it can be used for several castings and not only one as for plaster. The artistic result is the same. The raw rubber is shaped by hand and then vulcanised.

Casting

The alloy of 95% tin, antimony and copper, fused at a temperature of 245°, is cast into the rubber moulds while they rotate in a centrifuge at slow turns. After cooling, the object is taken out of the mould.

Brushing

After being shaped the object undergoes other working stages.

Through brushing the object is polished, mould marks and imperfections due to casting are removed. This operation is also carried out inside the item.

Welding

The stage in which the object takes its final shape is welding, with the assembly of all the pieces forming  it, like stand, handles, beaks, knobs etc.

The line and functionality of the object depend greatly on this operation.

Patination

The final touch is patination, the stage in which the object will take the right tone according to the final customer’s taste.

This operation is carried out entirely by hand smearing a black patina, containing several kinds of waxes and lampblack, all over the well polished object; then it is let to dry for a short time and finally, with a soft cloth, the exceeding patina is taken off, leaving it in the engravings and chiselling of the item.

The packaging

Now the new creation is ready to be dispatched to customers all over the world.

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