Bronze Patinas

Beautiful and extremely unique

There are no flaws when it comes to bronze patina. It's a finish that recognises the beauty in imperfection, with each piece developing its own completely unique character over time.

Chemically speaking, they are oxide layers that form when the reactive metals come into contact with anions (such as oxygen and chlroride ions). As it is usually a slow process, hence people see these as a sign of age and heritage. But like most chemical reactions, we can accelerate it by increasing concentration of the reactants, introducing catalysts or adding some heat.


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.


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.



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.


Heather Grove, Kew

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