John Desmond Ltd’s Blog

We find the world of metals and finishes rather fascinating We see and encounter these finishes every day – from the shiny bits on our mobile phones, pens, lipstick cases to the shutters, railings and shop fronts we see on the street. Inside shops the clothes rails and counters are often specially treated metals and although we take these for granted they are put there at no little expense. Here we delve a little into the stories behind some of the finishes and materials we probably take for granted and also the surprising history of some processes that are considered entirely ”modern”. You will probably never look at a metal the same way again!