Craftmanship

For centuries, churches and other impressive rooms with chandeliers and wandkandelaars.Ogenschijnlijk as embellishment, is the decorative element of it is always of secondary importance. It used to be just efficient lighting facilities on pure functionality were designed and constructed. It can be viewed as an ingenious construction system invented copper to select the optimal light source was compiled. Tailored for the space.

Each part was taking his job. The width of the arms was outstanding example determines the extent of the halo. The shiny brass balls hanging brackets and functioned as mirrors so the light even further in breadth, but downward, to reflect.As the room is higher or larger, with arms floors were added. These were then placed so that the light from the parent of arms between the underlying fell through.Everything was thought out and functional, because it was the light output of each candle maximized.

Brink & Cologne exercise this nearly extinct craft is identical to that era. For the production of copper parts we still use original molds (shapes) of the time. The casting is done according to the ancient principle called Brussels earth, a kind of oily sand. Following is the largely manual process of grinding, sanding and polishing to each part a brilliant golden glow. By applying a special trim which will then shine for many years guaranteed.

Brink & Cologne manufactures in this traditional way over a hundred original designs, including the spans vary between 37cm and 230 cm. They are one of a solid brass artworks. The largest of them can play more than 250 kg. These heavier versions have in the past 50 years worldwide name and fame. In hundreds of palaces, churches and museums, they form the center of attention.