Fashionable Facilities Count on Copper Cachet
Mehlman began by creating a full-size clay model from which a bronze mold was cast. Working with "pure" copper sheet four millimeters thick, the segments, often softened with a torch, were pounded out against the bronze mold. Then the segments were welded together by metalworkers at a foundry.
An acid solution was then applied to darken the shrimp. Mehlman says that since they were installed last summer, they have darkened even more, which he finds pleasing.
"I decorated my restaurant with so much copper because it's warm and cozy." That's how Colleen Moran, owner of the popular Moran's restaurant in downtown Manhattan, celebrates her choice of copper furnishings and adornments. Relying on this millennia-old form of decoration pays off in frequent compliments from Moran's guests.
Moran's is just one example of the prolific use of copper and its alloys to enhance smart eateries and other commercial interiors and exteriors throughout the U.S.
Restaurateurs, hoteliers and interior decorators look to copper and brass as naturally inviting metals that make a statement of quality, comfort and beauty.
Chelsea Brewery: 212/336-6440
Ron Mehlman: 718/622-6428
Redeye Grill: 212/541-9000
Also in this Issue:
- High Strength Copper Alloys Boost Injection Molding
- Bronzes: Copper Alloys that Counter Friction
- Copper Enhances Communications
- Copper Ensures More Hot Water
- Fashionable Facilities Count on Copper Cachet