Casa Luzarte has been making copper utensils by hand for over 80 years. Initially producing utilitarian objects of everyday use in rural areas, such as stills for the distillation of spirits, oil lamps for lighting, and pans for preparing food, the boiler company today produces an array of decorative articles.
The pieces created under the Agricultura Lusitana project are based on traditional utensils, although developed in a contemporary form and design. The Oil dispenser (0.75 L), traditional olive oil ‘bottle’, Watering can (1 L), essential for the garden, and the conical Lampshade, are making objects that have fallen into disuse useful again and keeping alive an ancient craft.
Each piece starts with planning on paper, followed by the development of a cardboard model. The entire production process is manual. After cutting, the 1.2 mm copper sheet is rolled and welded to form the body of the piece. It is then hammered and polished and the various parts such as handles and nozzles are welded on. Finally, after the last cleaning, the piece is finished with clear varnish to prevent oxidation and darkening of the copper.