Patina can refer to any fading, darkening or other signs of age, which are felt to be natural or unavoidable (or both). The chemical process by which a patina forms or is deliberately induced is called patination, and a work of art coated by a patina is said to be patinated.
We use patina finishes on our metal and zinc products as a color
option but what exactly is patina you ask? The best way to explain it is
that it’s a “process.” Just like things age over time, a patina finish
put on metal/steel or zinc processes to bring out the raw metal
textures, color and enhances the current metal look. Patina is a tarnish
produced by chemical processes that forms on the surface of many types
of metals. When exposed to the elements, a coating of various chemical
compounds, such as oxides and carbonates form on the surface. Using this
process, it creates a weathered appearance on the metal or zinc which
will continue to change over time.
We LOVE all designs and styles but one of our favorites has to be the industrial design style that features natural woods and vintage metals.
Many times people think that an industrial room will only consists of different metals but it’s about textures and woods along with metal accents. Many styles incorporate an industrial flair to them. Take for example a modern farmhouse inspired room that has industrial pipe shelves for the kitchen area – you would associate an industrial black pipe with a vintage industrial style but it also fits beautifully in a farmhouse home with white subway back splash tiles and light colored counter tops. Continue Reading “Industrial Design and Style”
One of the most popular questions we’re getting right now is what exactly is “patina?” Our summed up version and definition is “purely awesome character that stands out from the crowd.” But the technical explanation is this – Continue Reading “What “Patina” Really Means”
Spring is officially here and what’s the perfect way to take in the new spring blooms and gorgeous colors? A glass house of course. We’d thought we’d share one of the projects we’re working on to inspire you to create your own or hey, even dream about this being in your backyard. Continue Reading “The Glass House Project: Part 1”
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