We were brought onto this project by Dimpat to create a custom-fabricated island bench complete with a fully-integrated brass sink, creating a stunning, functional art piece featured in EST Living’s 2022 ‘Esteemed 10’ edition Visionaries edition.
The integrated, embedded sink was welded from sheets of brass and then into the island benchtop. We had never worked so extensively welding brass on one project, and the result was absolutely seamless. The island was wrapped entirely in 3mm brushed brass plate and left to patina naturally, which caused some initial concern and consternation as the client, seeing the early stages of the oxidation process, was unsure if they liked how the finish was turning out after all. This is a very understandable reaction! We assured our clients that within 12 months the brass would have settled into its developing patina and there was no need to intervene before that time. We did present them some options to ease their minds, but ultimately, they chose to wait — and we’re glad they did! In the end, this centrepiece island is now the star of the show, a one-of-a-kind piece of art that continues to evolve. That said, this project illustrates the popularity of our aged brass finish — some clients want to skip the awkward ‘in-between’ stage between natural brass and its final aged patina.
Brass & Copper
Rob Kennon Architects and Dimpat
EST Living 2022 ‘Esteemed 10’, The Local Project, House Awards – Shortlist