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Patination

Patination is the all-important, final process in the creation of all of our metal designs and is carried out at Soane’s own Leicester workshops. The technique requires our craftsmen to carefully apply oxidising chemicals to our lights to give them a beautiful finish or ‘patina’ and requires great skill and patience. It is crucial to ensuring that every piece made by Soane has depth and atmosphere.

The component parts of all of our lighting designs are made either by casting or fabricating brass and bronze. These components are meticulously brazed and polished before the metal is ready to be patinated and then finally assembled.  The quick, cheap alternative to hand-patinating is to spray the metal with a coloured finish and cannot achieve anything like the atmosphere of traditionally patinated metal which brings designs to life, giving them a warmth and depth of colour. Whilst great care is taken to achieve a consistency of colour and warmth across an order of many lights, the experienced “eye” of the best craftsmen ensure that no two designs will be identical.

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