At the heart of our most innovative pieces lies a core of technology and science that makes that final creative statement possible.
GHIDINI1961’s glamourous glaze of artistry is backed up by state-of-the-art engineering and cutting-edge technology that defines its corners and polishes its facets.
Let’s take an inside look at some of our brass creation highlights to understand why GHIDINI1961 brass shines bigger and better.
The molding department is one of the key driving forces of our creations.
Molds are the shaping force behind every casting, and in our GHIDINI1961 world that is passionate about intricate and precise details we are very specific about using forged stainless-steel molds that are produced by next-gen, 5-axis CNC machines.
One of the most important pre-requisites to creating our molds is the 3D modeling and printing that we do to prototype the product to ensure that we shape our molds to perfection.
GHIDINI1961’s deep rooted expertise in shaping brass allows us to use a variety of methods to cast our brass. Whether it is die casting, sand casting, lost wax casting or to the latest laser and water cut casting, we utilize it all.
One of the most sophisticated and labour-intensive methods, that is especially close to our hearts is, lost wax casting.
The method is nearly 3000-years old, usually used in making jewelry, and is hyper dependent on superior skill sets requiring greater levels of craftsmanship.
This method entails forming a wax sculpture of the creation we want to make, place it in a cylinder where silicon is poured in and when the silicon cools into a solid form we pour in the melted brass which in turn allows the wax to melt and drip down outside of the cylinder creating pieces like the Tornado, Jackfruit vases and the Omino (little person in the Omini collection).
Polishing and machine working
Post casting and depending on the shape and use of the creation, each of our products can through several stages of drilling, cutting, threading, and polishing.
Although some pieces require manual hand polishing by our craftsmen, almost all the other applications are done by high-tech CNC machines and next-gen robots that can execute up to 99 operations at one go.
Brass in its natural state is prone to oxidization but we at GHIDINI1961 have perfected a process of epoxy lacquering, very similar to what car manufacturers use, which protects oxidize-prone surfaces in our products and creations. This in exchange creates a worry-free experience for our customers to enjoy their GHIDINI1961 pieces with the lowest requirement for maintenance, cleaning or polishing.
As we provide this snapshot into the technology we use, we can’t help but value the role science plays in creating some of our most romantic items, reminding us consistently that science and art will forever be intertwined in any form of expression GHIDINI1961 wishes to make.
GHIDINI1961 – Brass Design for Life