Of all metals, bronze is the only one that is strong yet remains flexible. It is the only metal that can reflect the artist’s passion. From the past to the present, bronze has been used to portray nobility and luxury. Most metals reflect a sense of coldness and stiffness, but bronze portrays warmth and tenderness.
Gesso is an ivory-coloured lacquered surface with tiny crack lines. It can be used for panels, furniture, or even mirror frames, giving a look of natural luxury.
MUSE has combined modernity with the ancient charm of lacquer and gilding, particularly in the fresh use of pattern styles. The original technique for lacquer and gliding work has been preserved; it is still handmade at every step.
Shagreen (stingray leather) is considered an exotic material and was first used to make sword handles by the Turks and the Japanese. It later became fashionable during the Art Deco period, in the 1920s and 1930s, when it was used extensively in furniture.
Parchment is another exotic hide which was widely used in the Art Deco period, especially in Paris. Parchment is made from goat skin and is used as an alternative to veneers to cover pieces of artwork and furniture.