Cologne Furniture Fair 2019
SURFACES: At LivingKitchen 2019 Stadler Edelstahl presented kitchen furniture fronts made of a combination of silverTouch worktop and a front of annealed brass. The stand comprised a seamlessly incorporated cooking island, a sideboard with a silverTouch finish and burnished copper as well as further unique items made for a real eye-catcher for a large number of visitors. The combination of stainless steel with copper furniture fronts, the apparently playful approach to working with highly diverse materials, and perfect craftsmanship all made a convincing impression on specialist retailers, kitchen manufacturers and all those interested in the processing and application of building products.
Copper and brass masterfully crafted by experts
Burnished copper and brass at their most beautiful – we have made a major step forward in our development of new surface finishes.
The parts with the amazing surface effects, which developed in the course of the initial tests we performed on the metal surfaces, are easy to process. We have already fitted a kitchen island with the new copper and brass fronts.
“We are delighted that we will soon be able to offer our customers an even greater selection of exclusive surfaces”, says CEO Dirk Obenhaus. What the company now has to focus on is ensuring the new surfaces are suitable for everyday use. “Here, too, we are confident we are on the right track!”
Fancy a special surface finish experience? Call by our showroom. Give us a quick call beforehand to let us know when you would like to come – even at short notice.
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Treating surfaces and providing them with special finishes requires expertise, know-how and inventive talent. This is the very reason why Dirk Obenhaus, Managing Director of Stadler Edelstahl, likes to meet regularly with other experts from the field to try out new methods and processes. "The more sophisticated the know-how and techniques are that we at Stadler dispose over, the better and more purposefully we can respond to architects' and kitchen designers' ideas and wishes," says Dirk Obenhaus. "Or demonstrate to them what is achievable!"
The first step for Dirk Obenhaus, himself a qualified precision mechanic, is to stage an "experimental workshop" – this time with master coppersmith Peter Leiss, who is in fact one of the last to still be practising this craft. Together they test and try out different ways of achieving refined finishes on copperplate. What effects can be created by applying which acids? How can they best be preserved in the long term, and be developed to become a finished product? What is infinitely valuable in this process is Peter Leiss′s decades of experience coupled with his masterly skills and craftsmanhip, which is not taught as such anymore.
Copper at its best: chemically treated burnished copper can look amazingly attractive, but is not yet really suitable for daily use – we are working on it!
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