Oil Rubbed Bronze

A classic US finish re-invoked with a special lacquering technique that results in a sophisticated, deep anthracite sheen

Why we love it

Oil Rubbed Bronze’s surface is rather unique – created through the application of several base layers that are topped with a matt lacquer containing a suspension of pre-tarnished liquid copper – resulting in a deep and even anthracite tone.

Tap Handle, HIC55, finished in Oil Rubbed Bronze

Kitchen Tap, LOF70, with thanks to Studio Skey

Principle characteristics

The uniformity of Oil Rubbed Bronze’s finish provides a consistency much appreciated by lovers of the modern aesthetic. Its anthracite tone makes an ideally pairing with cool tones and honed white marbles.

Something to consider

Whilst we apply industry leading thickness of lacquer to our products, any lacquered surface will always be susceptible to chemical erosion. To maintain the quality of the surfaces therefore we advise owners to be particularly careful in washing away cleaning products left on the products’ surfaces for any length of time, particularly the almost invisible accumulation of mist on surfaces left by spray cleaners that have been used on adjacent surfaces.

Kitchen Tap, ELS73, with thanks to Custom UK

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