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Cast Iron

Cast iron is made from pig iron, which is the product of melting iron ore in a blast furnace. Cast iron can be made directly from the molten pig iron or by re-melting pig iron, often along with substantial quantities of iron, steel, limestone, carbon (coke) and taking various steps to remove undesirable contaminants.

Cast iron tends to be brittle. With its relatively low melting point, good fluidity, castability, excellent machinability, resistance to deformation and wear resistance, cast irons have become an engineering material with a wide range of applications and are used in pipes, machines and automotive industry parts and furniture. It is resistant to damage by oxidation.

Stainless Steel

Resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and familiar lustre make stainless steel an ideal material for many applications where both the strength of steel and corrosion resistance is required. Moreover, stainless steel can be rolled into sheets, plates, bars, wire, and tubing. These can be used in cookware, cutlery, surgical instruments, major appliance, construction material in large buildings, furniture, industrial equipment (e.g., in paper mills, chemical plants, water treatment) and storage tanks and tankers for chemicals and food products. The material’s corrosion resistance, the ease with which it can be steam-cleaned and sterilized, and the absence of the need for surface coatings have prompted the use of stainless steel in furniture, kitchens and food processing plants

Woven Fabric

Woven fabric is any textile formed by weaving. Woven fabrics are often created on a loom and made of many threads woven on a warp and a weft. Technically, a woven fabric is any fabric made by interlacing two or more threads at right angles to one another.

Leather

Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhide and skins. The most common raw material is cattle hide. It can be produced at manufacturing scales ranging from artisan to modern industrial scale.
Leather is used to make a variety of articles, including footwear, automobile seats, clothing, bags, book bindings, fashion accessories, and furniture. It is produced in a wide variety of types and styles and decorated by a wide range of techniques.

Vinyl

Vinyl coated polyester is a material frequently used for flexible fabric structures. It is made up of a polyester scrim, a bonding or adhesive agent, and an exterior PVC coating. The scrim supports the coating (which is initially applied in liquid form) and provides the tensile strength, elongation; tear strength, and dimensional stability of the resulting fabric. Depending on its formula, the PVC coating makes the material waterproof and resistant to dirt, mildew, oil, salt, chemicals and UV rays and gives the material added strength and durability. It is usually considered as an alternative to Leather in Furniture Industry.

Recycled Timber

Also referred to as Reclaimed lumber is processed wood retrieved from its original application for purposes of subsequent use. Most reclaimed lumber comes from timbers and decking rescued from old barns, factories and warehouses and wine barrels.
Reclaimed or antique lumber is used primarily for decoration and home building, for example for siding, architectural details, cabinetry, furniture and flooring.

Natural Stone

Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite & dolomite. Marble is typically not foliated, although there are exceptions. Marble is commonly used for sculptures, furniture, flooring and as a building material.
Granite is typical of a larger family of granitic rocks that are composed mostly of coarse-grained quartz and feldspars in varying proportions.
Granite is nearly always massive (lacking any internal structures), hard, and tough. These properties have made granite a widespread construction stone throughout human history.

Terazzo

Terrazzo is a composite material, poured in place or precast, which is used for floor and wall treatments. It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass or other suitable material, poured with a cementitious binder (for chemical binding), polymeric (for physical binding), or a combination of both. Metal strips often divide sections, or changes in colour or material in a pattern. Additional chips may be sprinkled atop the mix before it sets. After it is cured it is ground and polished smooth or otherwise finished to produce a uniformly textured surface.
Terrazzo is not being extensively used in manufacturing bespoke furniture.

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Industrial Black

This is our standard finish for most table bases constructed from Cast Iron. Metal surface is wiped clean prior to applying a protective coat. Once the coat settles, an Industrial Gas Fire torch alongside a black spray paint is sprayed sparingly on metal to achieve an unusually modern yet unique finish on metal surface.
This entire process is hand-finished.

Antique Brass

A special in-house developed varnish is applied over a painted brass metal surface to achieve an aged antique used look.

Antique Copper

A special in-house developed varnish is applied over a painted copper metal surface to achieve an aged antique used look.

Vintage Zinc

Similar to hand-finished process of achieving an Industrial Black, Vintage Zinc is referred to a finish that has more of the natural metal colour showing with a hint of antique varnish applied at the end of finishing process on metal surfaces.

Powder Coating

Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint, which is delivered via an evaporating solvent, powder coating is typically applied electrostatically and then cured under heat or with ultraviolet light. The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals such as household appliances, aluminium, automobiles bicycle frames and furniture.

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Casting

Casting is a manufacturing process. It is a process in which a liquid metal is delivered into a mold (usually by a crucible) that contains a negative impression (i.e., a three-dimensional negative image) of the intended shape. The metal is poured into the mold through a hollow channel called a sprue. The metal and mold are then cooled, and the metal part (the casting) is extracted. Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be difficult or uneconomical to make by other methods

Welding

Welding is a fabrication process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by using high heat to melt the parts together and allowing them to cool, causing fusion.

Sandblasting

Abrasive blasting, more commonly known as sandblasting, is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface or remove surface contaminants.

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