Patination is a significant process in the creation of all our metal designs and is carried out at Soane’s own Leicester workshops. The component parts of all our lights are made in Britain either by casting or fabricating brass and bronze. These components are meticulously brazed and polished before the metal is ready to be patinated and assembled.
The technique requires our craftsmen to carefully apply oxidising elements to the lights to give them a beautiful finish or ‘patina’. It requires great skill and patience and is crucial to ensuring that every piece has an immediate depth and atmosphere.