Stephanie Van Mechelen - 12/07/2018 - 12 July 2018

Looking for authentic door handles, but haven’t made up your mind as to the material you’d like? How about Raw Bronze? This material has it all: it’s not only super sturdy, it also lives and breathes class. In short: Raw Bronze will do the trick, no matter the style of your interior!

Copper and tin alloy

Dauby Pure PBU45 Raw Bronze

While materials like brass and cast iron are very popular for door handles, bronze is a less obvious choice. Yet this beautiful material adds a lot of character to your home. Bronze is an alloy that consists primarily of copper and tin. With varying amounts of tin (ten to thirty percent) comes a wide array of colours, from red to yellow.

Bronze has traditionally (read: since the bronze age) been used to make all kinds of objects, from jugs to statues and clocks – the list is practically endless. Bronze is also an excellent choice for door handles with an appealing retro look (link).

Sand casting: an age-old technique

Dauby’s bronze door handles are made using an age-old technique called sand casting, in which the molten metal is poured into a sand mould. This technique, which dates back to around 3,000 BC, guarantees the authenticity of each piece. After the casting is removed, the cast residue ends up in a drum.

The purest kind of bronze

Bronze is usually polished, but Dauby’s door handles in Raw Bronze are deliberately left alone to ensure a pure, raw and lively look. If you decide to decorate your home with this type of door handles, the bronze will be polished by the hands that grip it: the material will begin to shine slightly due to the friction created whenever you hold the handle. In addition to ensuring a charming, natural look, this type of door handles is also completely maintenance-free.

Lastly, environmental factors like air humidity will give the material a darker and warmer look after a while – a process that never ceases to amaze!

Opting for Raw Bronze

Has this remarkable material piqued your interest? Make sure to take a look at our collection of retro door handles, which includes a large offering of Raw Bronze handles.

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