F.A.Q. - brass chandeliers

(question and answer inquiries)

Here we would like to inform you about the features and the use of our chandeliers and appliques, on the basis of the experience of the most frequently asked questions that have been posed by our customers starting from the now distant 2002, the year that saw the birth of this website after forty years of activity in the field of lighting.

1) Q: Will the brass of chandeliers and appliques get darker with the passing of time and then I will be forced to polish them?

A: No, all of our items have a superficial antioxidant treatment, obtained with a special coating oven dried, which creates a kind of transparent film. For cleaning it will be enough to dust or use a damp cloth with water. The only concern is to avoid abrasive products or solvents that could ruin this film.

2) Q: What are the differences among the various brass finishings?

A: The finish must be appropriate to the style of each item. For the classical models, like Azalea and Genziana, the finishing fitting is "classic brass", also called "natural brass", we say a visual effect between the satiny and the polished. The "polished brass" is a brilliant and reflective mirror finish and is suitable for the smooth and modern designs such as "Goccia" and "Octopus". The golden leaf cover finish (brass coating with thin golden sheets) makes the surfaces of intense golden color, canceling the mirror reflection effect. It is a type of finish suitable for antique style environments and is the same as used for the most valuable painting frames.

3) Q: Why are there sometimes large price differences among the models?

A: The price of an item is given by the cost of the material and the cost of processing. By now, brass has become a precious metal, quoted and contracted in international stock exchanges, becasuse is a zinc and copper alloy (copper is the so-called "red gold"). Much of the price of the item is due to the difficulties and the working times. Finishing also affects the final cost, for example the polished finishing is the longest to be prepared. For this reason a smooth and polished item can cost more than a classic one (as a matter of fact model Goccia 6 lights costs more than Azalea or Genziana 6 lights).

4) Q: Why do you offer the largest chandeliers also in the assembling kit version?

A: Packing a chandelier to make it safe for transportation is for us the harder the bigger the chandelier. Instead, a disassembled chandelier occupies much less space and is very easy to pack. This facilitation for us is a corresponding and sensible savings for the customer (from 6% to 10% in proportion to size). In addition, with little package, you can save on shipping costs. Lastly, you should also consider that it is impossible to damage a chandelier that is shipped disassembled.

5) Q: Buying the chandeliers in assembling kit, will I be able to mount them?

A: The assembling of 6 and 8 lights chandeliers is very simple. The model Azalea 12 lights is a little more difficult to assemble. Of course we provide adequate and detailed instructions. Basically you have to lock the arms on the body of the chandelier by tightening the nuts with an English wrench nr. 13 and then join together the various electrical wires with insulating tape. In the unlikely event that you have not succeeded in assembling, we offer you the chance to send us back the disassembled chandelier so that we can assemble it for you. In this case you will pay the price difference between the chandelier in the kit and the mounted one, and also the shipping costs (going and returning) will be yours.

6) Q: Putting Conetti (little lampshades) on the chandeliers will have less light?

A: Choosing materials such as parchment or Shantung or cotton in white or ivory colors, the Conetti create a diffuse light effect that avoids the annoying point effect of bare bulbs. In this way, the modest absorption of luminosity becomes irrelevant in the face of the gain of the comfort given by the diffused light, without considering that the Conetti greatly increase the furnishing value of the chandeliers. Otherwise, if you choose colored fabrics like yellow, red, green, blue or black, you'll have a great aesthetic effect but reduce the amount of light emitted.

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