Materials

Mindful of product life-cycles with a focus on the link between product mortality and the quality of materials used, we work with high-grade pure materials to make our products. Not only does this maximise durability and the aesthetic value of our hardware but it also reduces the overall cost of ownership. In our opinion, materials used to build objects make or break them - literally.

Every material in our roster is researched and altered to get the best out of them. Here’s an insight into the materials we use and why.

Brass

An alloy of Copper and Zinc, brass is a durable, malleable and anti-microbial material.

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You may have heard that brass ‘blackens’. Well, it does - eventually, gracefully. This soft, yellow metal is prone to oxidation – this process of natural discoloration/patina creates the coveted“antique” or “vintage” brass finish. Why choose short-lived plated alternatives when you can invest in products made from long-lasting pure materials and let nature work its magic. Ageing is a natural and beautiful process, we encourage you to embrace it.

Opt for our clear protective coated designs if you’re looking for that golden good-as-new look to stick around for years, although expect natural wear and tear. Like fine wine and you, our brass hardware only gets better with age.

Recyclability

If you’re looking to dispose of brass responsibly, you will easily find takers. It’s easy to recycle brass at any stage in its life cycle since it is a non-toxic material.

Myth Busting

Brass is just a decorative material: It is robust, durable and widely used in our culture for a reason. Yes, it looks very nice, but shouldn’t be dismissed as just another decorative material.

Brass corrodes when exposed to air: You will find that brass often develops a natural patina when exposed to air. However, unlike ferrous metals that rust and deteriorate with oxidisation, the durability of brass is unaffected by the patina.

Copper

Copper, copper on the wall – rustic & sophisticated – it does it all. Rich with minerals, it is known for being long-lasting and antimicrobial, the reason why brass shares similar properties. It has the OG rose-gold tone that we’ve come to love and crave.

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Pure copper is a rare gem when it comes to hardware fittings due to high material cost. This ingenious metal needs care for strength and durability as it can blacken with exposure to air within a day. Our copper products (unless designed to age) come with a clear-coated finish that helps keep them new & strong.

Recyclability

Copper is 100% recyclable – it is one of the few elements that you can find naturally in its pure form. Recycling it is cheaper and takes only a quarter of the energy required to mine it fresh. This reduces carbon dioxide emissions and conserves the limited supply of fossil fuels.

Aluminium

Aluminium is three times lighter than steel but just as strong! From aeroplanes to kitchen foil, you’ll find it everywhere. It is flexible and corrosion-resistant, ductile and non-magnetic. Naturally shining silver, we experiment with processes like anodising and powder-coating for unique finishes that also add value to the material. Both these processes help make the material more durable and easy to clean. Adaptable and low maintenance – maybe aluminium is ‘the one’?

Finishes

Sandblasted Anodised Finish
(multiple shades available)

Powder Coated (multiple shades available)

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Low maintenance — all we really want from our home accessories. However, it can be prone to scratches and dents so don’t go bumping into them too often. By treating it with processes like anodising or powder-coating we help protect it from natural degradation and susceptibility to wear and tear.

Recyclability

Aluminium is more valuable than anything else in your recycling bin. You can save upwards of 90% of the energy needed to mine and make new aluminium by recycling the discarded bits of this metal. It’s a win-win for nature and man throughout its life cycle!

Stainless Steel

This superman-esque material is durable, corrosion-resistant, virtually heatproof and bulletproof. Ok, maybe not bulletproof.

You’re probably already familiar with Stainless Steel products - be it in your cutlery, pans or refrigerators. But did you know this material (at least the higher grades) is expensive? This is due to the 2 step process required to produce it.

Steels are primarily an alloy of Iron and Carbon — the addition of Chromium and other alloying elements like Nickel is what make stainless steel special. As a result you get rust-free steel.

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To keep SS dirt and stain-free beware of abrasive pads and solutions containing chlorine, vinegar or table salt. Do not leave behind smudges or fingerprint evidence from the times you open the kitchen cabinet for late-night snacks.

Recyclability

Stainless Steel is non-degradable and one of the most indefinitely recycled materials on the planet. Most scrap yards should be able help you dispose of it responsibly.

Timber

Timber is treated/prepared wood used in building and carpentry.

But why Timber? It is yours - only yours. No two pieces of Timber will ever be the same. It’s been alive and lived through millions of naturally occurring variances in colour, texture and weight. You pick one, and it is yours.

Finishes

White Oak - natural, ebonised

Western Hemlock

Recyclability

Small quantities of treated timber offcuts are okay to be disposed of in the regular rubbish bin. We use non-toxic finishes so they can decompose naturally.

Myth Busting

Timber is weak: ononono! Some types of wood can be as strong as steel. Add some special treatments, and you can even make it stronger.

Timber is not long-lasting: Some types of Timber can last for over a hundred years with the bare minimum care. It could last from 5 to 25 years.

Using Timber is bad for the environment: Not if the wood is sourced ethically (recycled, certified or traceable) and the material is treated to last long.

Care

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Metals

Regular cleaning can be done by dampening a soft cloth with warm water. Follow up with a dry cloth making sure to remove all moisture residue. Do not use harsh polishes, cleaners or any other abrasive material as it could affect its finish.

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Timber

Dust regularly or use a slight moistened cloth every once in a while. We recommend installing them in dry spaces and away from harsh, direct sunlight. Avoid commercial cleaners and polishes since it could damage the finish we worked so hard to create for you.

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