The craftspeople at Rinck have a comprehensive knowledge of the metal trades that encompasses a legacy of generational expertise. Be it steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, or bronze, they have mastered the specialized technical savoir-faire related to each. Transforming this material, taming it, hammering it, chiseling it, pushing it, bending it, making it sing – this is a labor of love for our artisans. From cutting to welding, from chasing to mounting to polishing, their savoir-faire makes it possible to create high-quality ornamental decorations with applications ranging from furniture to outfitting.
Metal & Bronze
“The duty of the chaser is to bring forth from the metal that which the sculptor could not give it, what neither clay, nor wax, nor wood, nor marble can deliver: the texture of the epidermis, the fleshiness of the skin, the knit of the fabric, the veins of the leaves, the shimmer of the flower petals, all the infinite delicacy that enchants the eye and gives the substance color and spirit.” Lucien Falize in Le Dictionnaire de l’Industrie (translated from the original French).
Since the 18th century, it has become the main metal used for furniture ornamentation. Bronze objects are extremely delicate, making this metal a very popular material in all the decorative arts. The Rinck workshops, boasting an exceptional collection of more than 2,000 inventoried bronze chefs-modèles (master models), thus has access to a treasure trove and can also make the resource available to decorators, architects, and designers, aiding them in their creative endeavors. Whether they choose classic designs or draw inspiration from them for their new creations, the possibilities are endless...