Unlacquered brass and bronze custom workstation sinks.

Unparalleled Luxury. Striving for perfection, settling for excellence.

Back in 2019 I searched the Internet and could not find one Unlacquered Brass Workstation kitchen sink. I thought we should fill that void! Unlacquered Brass sinks are stunning to see in person. Those who have seen our photos and then had a chance to see the sinks in person have indicated the photos do not do these sinks justice. Fast forward to November 2020, we are now producing Bronze sinks. The Bronze alloy we selected is very rare and very stunning to see. We burnish the interior for a beautiful and functional appearance, and in the raw state literally looks like 24k gold! This is the first bronze sink in use. It is in our home. I like to test new metals before I offer them to the public. Trust me, I will do my best to abuse the interior of the sink. I want to be able to offer realistic comments on the use and care of these gorgeous sinks. We also did an experiment on the apron of the sink. We polished it and top coated it. It truly looks like 24k gold.
bronze custom farm sink workstation sink Bronze NexGen workstation sink
bronze custom farm  workstation sink Same sink after months of use
I doubt we will offer that option, but if we do, it will carry a significant premium. The polishing took three entire days to get it to a mirror finish. This is a very unique alloy of bronze. It is 90% copper and 10% zinc. It is rarely used in sheet form as we order it. Often, luxury hotels will select this alloy for their handrails or other trim areas to give the appearance of gold, rather than brass. The bowl and accessories are lightly burnished. As I use the sink, I will update on the care. These sinks are truly at the top of the Luxury scale. 5-3-21 Update: I have discovered that we should heavily burnish these bronze sinks before shipping. I think it will make the care much easier. After many months of use, I am growing fond of the final outcome of the burnished finish in our bronze sink. I have to admit, I was a bit concerned during the early stages. I am now feeling that this could be a nice alternative to brass, as it has a more "brassy" look when burnished than brass has. Brass has a greenish tint and the bronze does not.
We have been experimenting with Brass for quite a while now and we have perfected the process. We have discovered that Brass is much more difficult to weld and finish than copper or stainless. Thankfully, we have a team up to the challenge. We have sold quite a few to designers where we are not allowed to know the name of the end user. We expect these have gone to celebrities. Truly, many of these sinks are going to the rich and famous. The hand finishing of one of these sinks takes time and we do not rush the process. Take a look at a close up view of one of the inside corners of our Brass Kitchen Sinks. If you know welding at all, you should be impressed.
custom green patina on brass
We can and should burnish (or age) the interior of your brass sink. Attempting to keep the sink polished will be a very high maintenance choice. We highly suggest having us burnish the bowl. We can also create artistic (Custom-Rustic) patinas on the apron portion of these sinks. The artistic (Rustic) patina will have a tough clear topcoat to protect the patina. Due to the size limitations of the domestic material, some sink designs will not be possible. We have discovered a way to make the maintenance of these sinks somewhat easier than you might expect.
Since we are limited to metal sheet size, pricing can vary quite a bit depending on the size and type of sink. Schedule a personal phone discussion to design and price your sink here. You will be working with me directly (Dino Rachiele) throughout the entire design and manufacturing process. As a general rule, investing in a custom brass sink will be a bit more more costly than a comparable copper or stainless steel sink.
The Brass Under Mount Sink to the left is an example of our burnished interior. The Brass Sinks are fairly easy to care for, nearly impossible to dent and offer a luxury look that is unparalleled. Pair our Brass Sink with a Waterstone Unlacquered Brass Faucet for a unique and rustic, while elegant, look.
This beautiful under mount NexGen sink has no patina. You can order one this way or with a burnished interior. We can build an awesome Paragon™ Two Tier Workstation Sink with solid Brass or Bronze.

Since the brass sinks are complicated to produce and the material comes in odd sizes, you can estimate your investment by adding 10% to 20% to the cost of the stainless sinks. The bronze sinks will be about 40% more than the stainless sinks as the bronze material is extremely expensive. Below see our new bronze weathered lavatory sink. More Bronze photos coming soon!

 

Unlacquered brass kitchen farm sink by rachiele Unlacquered Brass NexGen™ workstation farmhouse sink prior to burnishing the interior.
Custom Bronze drop in workstation sink Custom Burnished Brass flush mount NexGen™ workstation sink with integral backsplash.
what a brass sink looks like after years of use This is a working sink in our showroom shown after we burnished the interior and have used the sink for a year.
bronze workstation custom kitchen sink This is our bronze NexGen™ sink showing the ability to hold a half sheet pan on the interior ledge. It also fits on the bottom in the same orientation.