deVOL Aged Brass Mayan Taps

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We wanted to offer taps in a finish that was reminiscent of old vintage taps, something with a lovely patina that looked and felt less new and went perfectly with our painted cupboards and traditional Belfast, marble and copper sinks.

Now you don't have to search for the perfectly aged brass tap, as after much research and working alongside Perrin & Rowe we have come up with what we think is a really good and authentic finish that is exclusive to deVOL customers.

Here at deVOL, we have always recommended Perrin & Rowe taps to our customers because of their simple classic design, they are British made and of the very best quality.

the perfect aged brass tap, by deVOL

A great set of taps can completely make a kitchen and it's always the vintage brass styles that catch our eye, but they’re just so hard to find in good working order. The idea of making something that looked old but worked like new was just too good to pass up so we reached out to English tapware company, Perrin & Rowe, to help us create a collection in our very own deVOL Aged Brass finish. These taps have become a staple in our customers’ kitchens and in so many homes all over the world. 
Like our furniture, deVOL taps are made using traditional methods, we embrace the use of modern machinery but often the old ways are the best. The iron mould is prepared for casting by inserting sand cores, which form the internal waterways in the tap. The mould is then closed and the molten brass is ladled into the mould at nearly 1000 degrees Celsius. The brass cools very quickly in the mould and can be opened after just a minute, leaving the fresh, but still extremely hot, casting. All the shaping and polishing of the rough castings is done by hand by highly skilled polishers. This process is done by eye and, as with many stages of tap making, it is dependent on the skill of the craftsperson to ensure the perfect finish.
The beautifully smooth, mottled finish is what makes these taps unique and so special. They have no lacquer or plating on them, we just speed up the ageing process to give a subtle aged look to the bare brass. This is why they look so authentic and only get better with time and use. There’s a lot of work that goes into crafting these beauties and we can’t thank Perrin & Rowe enough for working with us to create our dream taps and for sharing these fascinating behind the scenes images with us.