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.
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.