Eva Korbakova designed, and the Brass Workshop manufactured from Russian-made brass the external carcass of a barbecue grill, a piece of mantelpiece décor, a console, two-part coffee table, four brass cabinets, and strips of satin-finished brass the designer had planned for in order to break up the wall surface.
Eva Korbakova’s design prowess truly shone through in her collaboration with the Brass Workshop. Together, they crafted an exquisite collection that seamlessly blended form and function.
The centerpiece of this collection was, of course, the barbecue grill. Eva’s vision for this outdoor culinary masterpiece was nothing short of extraordinary. She envisioned a sleek, modern silhouette adorned with intricate brass detailing that not only showcased its utilitarian purpose but also transformed it into a work of art. The grill became the focal point of any outdoor gathering, inviting friends and family to gather around and savor delicious meals prepared with love.
For those looking to infuse their indoor spaces with a touch of elegance, Eva created a stunning piece of mantelpiece décor. The intricately designed brass accents elevated any fireplace, lending a sense of opulence to even the coziest of living rooms. The console, a marvel of both form and function, served as a functional yet stylish addition to any hallway or entryway. Its combination of wood and brass elements created a harmonious balance between rustic charm and contemporary aesthetics.
The two-part coffee table was a true testament to Eva’s commitment to innovation. Its modular design allowed for flexibility in arranging the living room, adapting effortlessly to various occasions and preferences. The combination of rich wood and brass accents added a touch of sophistication to every coffee break or social gathering.
The collection also included four brass cabinets, each a testament to meticulous craftsmanship. These cabinets provided both storage space and a touch of luxury to any room they graced. The elegant brass handles and trim added a timeless appeal, making them more than just storage solutions but also statement pieces of furniture.
To complete the ensemble, Eva incorporated strips of satin-finished brass into her design to break up the wall surface. These artistic accents added depth and visual interest to interior spaces, creating a captivating interplay of light and shadow.
Eva Korbakova’s collaboration with the Brass Workshop was a masterful fusion of creativity and craftsmanship. Her dedication to pushing the boundaries of design while paying homage to the timeless allure of brass resulted in a collection that transcended mere furniture and became a celebration of artistry and functionality. Each piece was a testament to the power of design to transform everyday objects into something extraordinary, leaving a lasting impression on those who were fortunate enough to experience her work.
The barbecue grill carcass, which is nearly 4 meters tall, consists of steel angle bars welded together. It’s a built-up frame of four joined parts plated with 22 sheets of satin-finished brass. The joints on the plating are decorated with 750 brass caps imitating rivet heads. The structure is framed with brass angle bars sized 25 by 25mm.
The décor above the mantelpiece is also a built-up installation of three parts, a total of 4 meters high. Like the other structure, the carcass of this one consists of welded steel angle bars, plated with 20 sheets of satin-finished brass. The joints between the sheets are decorated in the same manner – with imitation rivet caps numbering 500.
It took 14 hours of polishing work to give the 42 brass sheets a satin finish. But the hardest part was to manufacture the necessary quantity of decorative rivet caps. Each cap had to be machined individually on a lathe. Each rivet cap took 3 minutes to make and another 5 minutes to satin-finish manually. The 1,250 caps took 62.5 hours of lathe machining and nearly 100 hours of polishing work to manufacture.
The coffee table consists of two conjoined parts of different height and diameter. The table has a carcass of bent, welded, brushed and polished brass bars square in section, sized 22x22mm. The surface was machined to a satin finish.
The brass cabinets and console are also made from 22x22mm brass bars. The surfaces were polished to a satin finish.
Argon-arc welding was used on the coffee table, brass cabinets and console. This welding technology gets perfectly clean, geometrically trim joints, combined with superior joint strength. During the welding process involving brass (an alloy of copper and zinc), zinc begins to vaporize at a temperature of +420 degree Celsius, causing porous formations at the joints. It was thanks to the professional skills of Brass Workshop staff that the welded joints came out perfect on all brass furniture.