Column and Leg finishes
With so many choices and so few words on the product pages we thought we could ramble on about a few of the options...
Black Acrylic - used in the backing plates for the GEM cable management. Closing off the back of the unit and held in place with rubber gasket, there is the choice of a glossy face or a satin face. Simply face the way that you want to see.
Black Lite used in the Lite range of hifi and Audio Visual supports, the leg is extruded from coloured material that is then left to 'shrink' for a couple of weeks the extrusion process and is then cut to length to give the range of shelf spacings on offer. A glossy finish that has a gentle off mirror satin that compliments much of the modern electronics enclosures. The material works with the inside diameter of the tube making a perfect interference fit with the O rings on the GEM lite hifi range. This is the joint that absorbs the vibration that affects the electronics sounds reproduction quality.
Bright Chrome is a mirror finish that is applied during the home plating process to mirror-polished metal. Chrome, has a stylish contemporary modern aesthetic that reflects its surroundings. A process that is often underrated as there is bulk produced low-quality steel that is plated. Often in shop fitting, you can see that it is reflective but certainly not the mirror finish of a finely polished classic car bumper. The standard stock legs are a high-quality furniture grade chrome. When we are producing bespoke items such as the spring legs or mirror base where we take the pride of polishing the material ourselves. Mirror chrome has a cold blue colour to it compared to the warmth of mirror-polished stainless steel.
Cherry is an attractive darker looking wood finish with a slight red hue. The colour is added to a sustainably forested natural hardwood so the colour remains constant and does not redden over time or fade.
Clear safety glass is glass that has been through a toughening process and then left clear, or for us to finish after it is shaped. The glass made from Silican, Soda and Lime has a gentle green tint to it.
Frosted safety glass has been through a toughening process and then we have frosted one or more faces of it to cover a face or masked to make a pattern or logo. Clear safety glass has a gentle peppermint colour as the light enters the face and the colour of the glass thickness is diffused through the surface. The brighter the light the paler the green. Low iron glass gives a whiter frosted colour. Thinner glasses are less dark in colour. It is not possible to put a thicker sandblast layer to the glass to make it more opaque. The more it is sandblasted - simply the thinner the glass becomes and the previous sandblast layer is removed.
Low Iron Glass is designed to reduce the green tint naturally present in standard toughened glass. Low iron glass is perfect for colouring as the lack of green tint allows for a truer colour to be applied.
Light Oak wood is a timeless classic. Featuring a lighter hue, oak has a friendly approachable aesthetic. Often seen as rustic, the oak can be bleached and a lime finish applied.
Match My Sample: If you elect to include a column finish but our standard finishes are not appropriate, then we provide a match to my sample service. This allows us to see a sample supplied by you and we will do our best to find a finish to match it as closely as we can.
Matt Nickel is a metal finish that adds an element of minimalist appeal to furniture. Silver in colour, matt nickel also has a natural slight grey tinge to it.
Minimalist White is a simplistic white finish that gives a very minimal aesthetic. Whites have various different hues, but the cold gloss white is crisp and works with so many finishes.
Natural or often referred to as 'In the White' is a natural finish leaves your column in its natural state.
Powder Coat my RAL TBC: Futureglass will powder coat your column in any standard RAL colour.
Powder Coated Black finish creates a classic black appearance. a semi-gloss finish matches hifi electronics so well.
Satin Stainless Steel is our go-to favourite that the phrase 'timeless classic' was coined for. Subtle without the brashness some find in chrome, the metal has a gentle warmth and ease of company morphing into a wide variety of interior design schemes.
Silver Lite used in the Lite range of hifi and Audio Visual supports, the leg is extruded from coloured material that is then left to 'shrink' for a couple of weeks the extrusion process and is then cut to length to give the range of shelf spacings on offer. A semi-gloss finish that has a gentle off mirror satin that compliments much of the modern electronics enclosures. The material works with the inside diameter of the tube making a perfect interference fit with the O rings on the GEM lite hifi range. This is the joint that absorbs the vibration that affects the electronics sounds reproduction quality.
Spring column is a unique polished steel spiral that is plated in the UK. Quirky and distinct, the detailed finish makes light of its industrial beginnings.
Walnut is a darker coloured wood finish with a natural timber aesthetic having the grain still visible and some lighter elements from time to time which is the Sap from the tree.
Wenge has a dark aesthetic that pairs seamlessly with industrial materials like glass and metal. A satin finish and with the texture of the timber being more defined breaking up the block colour.
White Acrylic - used in the backing plates for the GEM cable management. Closing off the back of the unit and held in place with rubber gasket, Both faces have a frosted matt finish similar to sandblasted low iron glass. Gently translucent but enough to conceal the cables and show a little of the wall colour behind.