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Retail fixtures in the Dior flagship store Macau with PVD coating in Black is Black SS001 Mirror finish

Retail fixtures to Dior store, Macau
Fixtures are finished in Coloured Stainless Steel PVD coating in Black is Black SS001 Mirror finish
Architect: Peter Marino

Our services to manufacturers

John Desmond Ltd is the sole provider within the UK of a unique method of PVD coating. This is an innovation in the creation of coloured stainless steel making the surface ten times harder and more durable in the process. This is produced through the process of PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) Titanium Ion Plating which improves the performance of stainless steel by increasing wear, scratch and corrosion resistance.

We work with manufacturers supplying coloured stainless steel using PVD coating. We can also take and process your own sheet product or small component products.

Machine capacities for colouring stainless steel

6 sheet colouring machines
Sheets sizes: 1.50m x 6m
Sheet thickness Min 0.3mm – Max 2mm

34 combined sheet and profile colouring machines
Can colour sheets and profiles.
Sheet and profile sizes: 2m x 4m

13 product colouring machines
Handles, taps, spiders, grates and drains, lighting and small furniture.

In addition to colouring products and sheets we can manufacture to your specifications all types of products from profiles, custom formed sheets and laser cutting to staircases, furniture and display units.

PVD coating colours can be applied to all grades of stainless steel sheets and profiles. Sheets can be etched and two colours can be applied to a single sheet.

Key properties of PVD coated coloured stainless steel

The PVD coating is both harder than its substrate and integrates with the substrate.

As PVD coloured stainless steel can accurately mimic Titanium this makes available large sheet sizes in this finish.

Stainless steel can be shot-peened then PVD coated to create further colours and effects.

PVD coloured stainless steel can be silk screen printed with one, two or three colours in patterns of your design.

PVD coating creates a metal-against-metal lubricant.

Standard PVD coating is 0.35 microns thick.

Where two PVD coatings meet a completely flush finish is created.

Gold, silver, glass and copper are materials that are also available.

PVD coating is suitable for many stainless steel products including the following:

Door Handles

Door and cabinet handles

We recolour stainless steel:

  • Pull handles
  • Lever door handles
  • Hinges
  • Knobs
  • Cabinet Handles
  • Cabinet Pulls

Light Fittings

Light Fittings

We recolour stainless steel:

  • Exterior Lighting
  • Decorative Interior Lighting
  • Decorative Interior Chandeliers

Curtain Track, Tiebacks and Finials

Curtain track, tiebacks and finials

We recolour stainless steel:

  • Curtain tracks and poles
  • Curtain rings
  • Pole finials
  • Tiebacks
  • Cleat hooks
  • Pull cord weights

Kitchen Units and Countertops

Kitchen units and countertops

We recolour stainless steel countertops and units for:

  • Commercial kitchens
  • Front of house serveries
  • Domestic kitchens

All with Anti Microbial Finish



We recolour stainless steel:

  • Bath taps and mixers
  • Shower heads
  • Kitchen taps and mixers
  • Accessories and outlets

Marine Fitting

Marine Fittings

We supply and recolour stainless steel:

  • Deck hardware
  • Hatches
  • Balustrades and handrails

Small tools and components

Small tools and components

We can recolour stainless steel:

  • Salon scissors
  • Ceremonial knives
  • Structural brackets and supports