The Brass Top Series, which includes side tables, dining tables and nesting tables among others, are a combination of brass and solid hardwood. The brass provides an interesting departure from solid timber whilst maintaining the material integrity of our designs. Brass is historically used in furniture and architecture and develops a worn-in patina over time, much the same as solid wood. With use, scratches and scuffmarks will appear. For us this forms part of the warmth and charm of the antiquated brass finish, reminiscent of country hotel bar-counters.
Due to the size of the brass sheets, tables longer or wider than 2x1m will be made with joins in the brass top. While discreet and even, these joins are visible. The Fenix inlay can be done without joins.
Below are a few of the standard sizes available. Additional sizes can be viewed in the attached catalogue. Custom sizes are also available to order.
Writing Desk 1200 - 47" W x 19.5" D x 29.5" H
Writing Desk 1600 - 63" W x 19.5" D x 29.5" H
Writing Desk 1800 - 71" W x 19.5" D x 29.5" H
Executive Desk 1800 - 71" W x 31.5" D x 29.5" H
Executive Desk 2000 - 78.5" W x 35.5" D x 29.5" H
Our brass topped tables have been designed to wear - with use scratches and scuff marks will appear. For us this forms part of the charm of the antiquated brass finish, reminiscent of country hotel bar-counters. However, to protect your table and minimize the impact of scratches we recommend that you place rubber or felt pads underneath any medium weight or sharp object placed on top of the table such as lamps, sculptures, computers etc. We also recommend the use of coasters at all times if possible. Water, wine, oils or vinegars should not be allowed to pool on the surface of the brass, nor should the brass be exposed to extreme heat (ie hot coffee, tea) as this could cause marks. Please be aware that unglazed ceramics (such as the underside of plates) are very abrasive - so you may want to use placemats.
After general day-to-day use, wipe down the brass surface with a slightly damp cloth to preserve the wax polish, then dry with a clean soft cloth.
Like all of our indoor furniture, the brass topped tables should not be used outdoors or placed in direct sun everyday. The solid wood will react to the sunlight, temperature changes, and moisture in the air, causing the wood to move and warp. The brass will expand and can warp. Exposure to UV will cause yellowing of the timber and surface cracking.
Air-conditioning dries the air around it, which in turn will dry the timber causing it to crack and warp. Use a humidifier to counteract these effects.
The published prices are for an option of Ash, Oak or Iroko Timber. Walnut is priced separately on request.
The Brass Top Desk is available in the following finishes: