Already around 1400 BC, glass was used for vessels in Egypt. With the upcoming Gothic period, it became a material for windows in the 12th century. Only around 1900, man invented methods to produce flat glass. Since then, manufacture continuously advanced.
In 1952, Pilkington succeeded in developing the float process which revolutionized the production of flat glass. Since the Sixties, the industry is provided with float glass; at present, around 95 % of the entire production of flat glass for all purposes, e.g. windows, cars, mirrors, and furniture are float glass.
Parsol glasses are solid-coloured float glasses. The colouration is caused by chemical additives in the glass melt. Parasol lenses have a flat surface and a distortion-free view
Tempered glass, which is single sheet security glass, was presented for the first time in 1933 under the name “Sekurit” by Glaswerke Herzogenrath close to Aix-la-Chapelle. they have enhanced thermal resistance, high flexural strength and high resistance to shocks.
Matted glass plates are used as an element of design or of constructive means; semitransparent surfaces, interesting contrasts in a mixture of different materials due to the more intense greenish colour of the glass.
Optiwhite is particularly poor in iron oxide and therefore very clear; a glass with a light transmission capacity of excellent 91 %, which is some 4 % more than normal clear float glass.
Wood is familiar to us like no other material. There is almost no trade which could do without wood. Used for tools, as a table, or as a material to work – wood warms us, protects us against cold, against heat. Paper, a product made of wood, bears and conserves information; we eat and drink from wooden tables, sit on wooden chairs and sleep in beds made of wood. We play with wooden toys, music instruments made of wood.
All natural wood surfaces can be lacquered, scumbled or stained to obtain the desired colour. Another way to treat wood surfaces is to apply special waxes or oils to preserve the natural touch. Ronald Schmitt Design offers a broad range of wood types and colours.
The difference between solid wood and other wooden materials is its character. It is stable and robust. Open-pored, it improves the microclim¬ate of a room, has antibacterial properties and prevents dust from electrostatic charge.
Veneer is one of the noblest wood products. In the past, only kinds, nobles, and rich burghers were able to buy veneered furniture. Today, real wood is available for anybody.
Lacquering is the most common way of treating surfaces. Such surfaces are of captivating beauty and meet the highest de- mands. We use high-quality lacquers which are at the same time environmentally friendly; they are applied in several layers. Lacquer protects the surface against environmental influences, and it is often a question of design to use it for furniture. Fur- thermore, a broad range of colours available offers the custo- mer the possibility to obtain a very individual piece of furniture adapted to his needs.
Lacquering is the most common way of treating surfaces. Such surfaces are of captivating beauty and meet the highest demands. We use high-quality lacquers which are at the same time environmentally friendly; they are applied in several layers. Lacquer protects the surface against environmental influences, and it is often a question of design to use it for furniture.
The soft lacquer already used in the automotive industry for the aesthetic design and housings of mobile phones from Samsung gives the customer an entirely new haptic sensation. Premium soft lacquer appears deep matt and is distinguished by its high resistance and is ideal for the coating of surfaces of everyday use. The surface feels for the user soft and velvety.
Opaque lacquers confer to glass unequalled aesthetics and brilliance. Glass, together with colour, offers new possibilities for interior decoration and furnishing – dreams unlimited.
Each table with concrete coating is unique and it’s handwork is reflected in slight differences in the color or structure of the base.
The ceramic offered is particularly distinguished by its low weight and extreme hardness. It consists of a blend of high quality stone materials and finest ceramic pigments. Some of ist key features are its abrasion resistance, acid resistance, water repellence, and stain repellence.
IMOLA has an exceptional fabric quality, all colours of the rainbow with convincing Usage features united. While the surface finishing ensures that your upholstered furniture retains its fresh look, the polar fleece as lower weave impresses with its climate-regulating properties.
Like our skin, leather is a product of nature – with natural characteristics and a size limited by growth. Cow leather is used which was specially developed for the use of seating furniture. It comes predominantly from South America.
Metal is like stone, wood, and glass one of the main materials used. Wood is reputed to be warm, as it “lives“, while metal is comparably cold, technical. However, the possibilities offered by metal are a lot more numerous, and a lot more costly than the ones of wood. Since long, metal is not only used, where certain practical purposes and needs have to be met, e.g. steel bridges or vehicles, but as well for furniture, decoration, and jewellery. Metal is a collective term for the chemical elements which are heavier than water, gleam like metal and conduct heat and electricity. Metal and alloys used for our products: