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The art of metal forming

The art of metal forming

Published: November 7, 2012

Category: Manufacturing, Products, Professional

Last week our development team visited a manufacturing facility based in West Yorkshire where we produce the Boundary pendant light by London based designers, Faudet-Harrison.

We managed to get a few behind-the-scenes videos of the production process which, we hope you’ll agree, are pretty fascinating.

The light starts life as a flat sheet of aluminium which is pressed by hand over a steel tool former, whilst spinning at high speed on a lathe. This is a physically demanding process that requires a high level of skill. These boys have over 40 years of experience in the art of metal forming.

Check out the video below showing the formation of the Boundary 300 pendant.

Once the main components have been spun the light is then joined together with small stainless steel fixings. The 120 spot light has a slim outer shade, whilst the ambient 300 has a wide shade, both are powder-coated in pebble grey and white.

The lights are then hung with white braided cable. And this is the end result…