Heuvelmans Interiors has been manufacturing since 1980 hand crafted BRONZE masterpieces made by artists and specialists of brass casters and gilt craftsmen.
They are working with passion since many years and their knowledge is also taught by them to younger colleagues which are learning while working with them. This tradition assures the high level of the products quality.
Heuvelmans Jan is always travelling around the world to find new models and obtain a wide range of items and to make exclusive masterpieces.
We also had the opportunity to reproduce famous models out of several musea such as the Hermitage at St-Petersburg and several musea and Embassies in France.
The entire process starts at foundry. There are two methods to prepare a piece, by sand and the lost wax method.
Heuvelmans Interiors only works with the lost wax method, this is the most complicated method but the result is outstanding!!!
This process takes a couple of days and starts with a silicone form, which is filled by hot wax. When the wax sets the piece is taken out, and it's then set on a special stand. This stand will be treated by ceramics. Forms prepared in such way are put in special basins, and then the wax is melted away. This is how the ceramics forms are prepared, which are then heated in special ovens. Then they are filled with brass, prepared daily according to special proportions.
All highly skilled employees take special care to work according with the rules, so that the quality of the product is flawless. When the metal sets, the ceramic forms are broken away, until an element is ready for further preparation.
Finishing is made by chiselers, who are doing everything by hand.
The element is chiselled by specialists with cold chisels. These are special cold chisels finished with various designs, which chiselers make themselves through their professional life. Some have collections of several hundred pieces. Sometimes, to chisel an element they have to use several designs.
After the chiselling is finished, the piece is then put together again and given back to the chiselers, who fix all flaws appearing after the assembly.
The pieces are then burnished and gilded by specialists(Maitres Argenteurs Paris) with 24 carat gold. Some elements are oxidized with different acids to get different colors, from green to brown and black patina.
Before final assembly every piece gets another quality check. Then the final assembly takes place.
Our items are high quality BRONZE candelabras, tables, vases, chandeliers, wall sconces, clocks and other decorative objects made of gilt and oxidize brass combined with marble and semi precious stones or crystal.
Heuvelmans Interiors is able to produce anything from an original piece, from a picture or even from a good drawing.
We will be pleased to advise and help you.
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