What was meant as a warning from our fabricator in L.A. – that occasionally a trace of wood grain from the tool used in metal spinning could be seen in finished parts – became the focal point of our Grain Family. We invented a process to celebrate this tooling mark. Working with a patternmaker, we create custom molds from maple boards, and sandblast them to raise the wood grain. They're then spun on a lathe at the same speed as a flat sheet of aluminum, which forms around the mold to create a metal shade. After each run of 25 parts the mold is sandblasted again, exposing fresh grain and slowly eroding the wood tool.
MAKING OF THE GRAIN DRUM
Come behind the scenes to see the many skillful hands that help us create our Grain Drums, and peek into the magic of metal spinning.
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A classic spun metal pendant, with a twist.
Spun metal with exposed woodgrain. White & Aluminum or Black & Brass finish.
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ESTIMATED LEAD TIME
We're pleased to offer this fixture on Quick Ship with a 2-week lead time while supplies last. For our White & Brass color way, the current lead time is 10-12 weeks.
13": 13" x 13" x 5"
16": 16" x 16" x 5"
18": 18" x 18" x 6"