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From sketch to final product

Jean-Pierre Masbanji, an artist blacksmith who studied in France, easily interprets his French Classical background for people who decorate his French motifs.  His Beautifully flowing forms in iron are masterfully crafted.  When discussing the screen shown, the client asked him, “What do you see?”  Masbanji responded “I see a dark trimmed mirror frame defined with leaves, a bronze patina with variegated hues of gray and pewter shades in mantel.”

Masbanji’s French style bi-folding doors have a fixed top arch designed to enhance the room’s decor.  The hand forged iron has stainless steel screening sandwiched between the frame and a backing frame.  Anthemion leaves are raised bronze using repousse techniques and finished in Statuary Antique Bronze coloring with bronze highlights.  Waxed charcoal gray pewter tones are on the iron frame and details.

Step 1:  The photograph of the existing location is taken noting special important design clues such as the overall theme of the home’s interior, furnishings, unique details, patterns, colors, etc.

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Step 2:  A preliminary sketch of our suggested design idea is presented to the client.

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Step 3:  A full size drawing is made and placed on site to help the client visualize the piece.

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Step 4: The frame is built first (with a modified top arch).

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Step 5: Accents are drawn, cut, and hand crafted.

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Final piece finished and installed.