Brass & Copper

Brass metalwork for long lasting sophistication

With its fluid appearance and reflective qualities, copper metalwork offers a unique and eye-catching dimension to any design or architectural concept.

With its shimmering good looks and metallic, gold-like appearance, brass metalwork is increasingly in demand as a material of distinction in decorating and design. Whether polished brass or lacquered finishes, brass metal fabrication provides an unmistakable stamp of sophistication in any design element you require - from light fittings, clothes racks, steps, handrails, signage and address plaques to wall fixtures, candle holders, doors, door knobs and sophisticated designer hinges. Hygienic and hardwearing, brass is also becoming a popular material in restaurants and wine bars for bar tops and bar components. It combines beautifully with contrasting materials such as mild steel, glass, stone, timber, mirrors and plastics. Brass also enables stunning colour finishes. At Formanova, we can create customised brass fabrications for just about any use you require. Whether you're after an up-to-the-minute modern look or an aged effect that conveys classic style, we can create the unique finish that complements the decor of your space perfectly.


Custom metalwork & finishing tailored to the needs of your project


Through an in-depth discussion, we determine the exact specifications of the project and understand the client’s needs and use-case, allowing us to provide a functional solution that considers and reflects the original design intent.

Drafting & Prototyping

Working from the architectural drawings or conceptual renders, we use shop drawings & workshops to make drafts that reflect the brief and meet compliance. We then create prototypes or samples to be reviewed by the builder, designer, or client, exploring every option to meet both budget and design intent.

Fabrication & Finishing

Working out of our local Cheltenham factory and with over 30 years of industry know-how, Formanova uses specialised equipment, materials and in-house techniques to manufacture award-winning metalwork for our amazing clients, whilst at the same time being able to create one-of-kind custom finishes for clients and designers who are looking for that unique touch.

Quality Control

Not every item that is fabricated makes it into the end product. Finishing isn’t an exact science, and we have extremely high standards to maintain a consistent level of quality across every touchpoint that we create for a project — whether it’s for a nationwide retail fit out or residential interior.


All Formanova products are designed to be as convenient as flat-pack furniture, meaning our clients’ trades can easily install them on site without needing contact or call-outs from us. This allows our clients to maintain timelines and budgets across the rest of their project. Once the deliverables are handed over, it’s onto the next brief.


Reine and La Rue

Formanova was selected by Akin Atelier and NOMAD Group to collaborate on Melbourne's Best New Restaurant of 2024 - situated in the heritage-listed former Melbourne Stock Exchange.


Brass Bench, Waffle House

We were commissioned by Dimpat to create a stunning, custom-fabricated island bench with fully integrated sink which went on to feature in EST Living’s 2022 ‘Esteemed 10’ edition Visionaries edition.


Chloe Apartments

Designed by Chloe Walton, these 8 boutique apartments in Brighton contrast aged brass with modern luxury design language, featuring bespoke vanity surrounds, joinery handles & cladding by Formanova.


Davies Henderson Irving Road

This property featured in VOGUE under the title ‘House Tour: The Melbourne Mansion With Gucci In Almost Every Room’ — and it was an honour for our expertise to be requested by architect Travis Walton.


Alice McCall

When launching her 15+ retail boutiques around Australia, fashion designer Alice McCall requested a glossy gold finish on all the metalwork to reflect the premium nature of her label.



We were commissioned by architect Chris Connell Design to manufacture aged brass shop fittings and all other metalwork for the 35+ Aquila retail stores he was designing Australia-wide.


Prince Public Bar & Little Prince Wine Room

St Kilda’s Prince Of Wales hotel has been a southside icon for over eight decades. In 2020, the Public Bar and Little Prince Wine areas of this historic venue underwent a major internal facelift.


Heather Grove, Kew

We were provided with intent drawings by the designers, followed by the magic words – “You make it work!”