The objects are a development of the idea of incorporating, in a single product, the rough appearance of raw wood and the magnificence of handmade mirrors produced by Antique Mirror, forming a contrast that is full of significance.
Antique Mirror for over thirty years dedicated to the research and manufacture of special products in the world of glass floor.
All plates and mosaics are produced in the Sovicille (Siena) with the application of special patented processes and exquisitely handcrafted techniques.
Each product is similar but unique and unrepeatable.
If you have an idea in mind, finding the right designer is essential. They will help you explore, develop and refine your idea further as well as think through the different components involved in the making.
Once you have researched and refined your idea, it will need to be visually presented. A designer will help you visualise your idea and explore various designs in order to find the right design or build a range of products.
Often, as part of the process of turning an idea to reality some precision is required. Technical drawings allow you to specify the requirements of your design and helps the manufacturer produce your design correctly.
To produce products in volume at a fast rate and reasonable cost, a pattern needs to be created. Patterns depends on the product type. Costs for these will vary accordingly.
Researching and sourcing the right materials for your design idea is essential. Some factories can provide materials, and sometimes you will need to source your own materials separately.
Even the simplest of ideas often need to be tested to make sure all components and design specifications are functional and harmonious in design. A sample is a prototype of your idea. Usually samples are made by hand by a master craftsman in order to create a perfect sample for future production. For this reason often samples are charged at a different rate to production.
A spec is a blueprint of the design listing all materials used throughout the design in order to ensure consistency of future production.
To produce products in volume at a fast rate and reasonable cost, a tooling will need to be created. Tooling depends on the product type and minimums. Costs for these will vary accordingly.
“Production run” is often referred to producing more than a couple of products of the same design at the same time. Depending on the size and set up of the factories, their minimal production orders may vary from a few to hundreds of units made at the same time.