The wood is sanded and stained to client specifi- cations using a water-based colour. After a day,
the first layer of lacquer is applied. A further day passes for the lacquer to harden and a second layer is then applied. Another day goes by before sanding commences. The entire process is then completed after a 3-day wait, when a final layer of lacquer is applied. Kay executes every step using only environ- mentally sound products and age-old utensils.
The process of surface finishing is performed by the best skilled craftsmen. It requires flexibility and patience to to the special needs of all customers. Ultimately, the quality of construction for an almost lifetime warranty. One of the special properties of GHYCZY is the casting process. This process with the many craft and manual steps allows for the possibility of complex but optically simple objects. This used Peter Ghyczy often as a solution in attaching a leg with a table top, the “clamp connection”. Other distinctive touches include the finish. Polished or left, the partially rough finish for an interesting individuality of each object and makes it unique.
“DESIGNERS ARE ENGAGED IN GIVING MATTER MEANINGFUL STRUCTURE. EVEN INANIMATE MATTER IS STRUCTURED. THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE VASTNESS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEMS AND GALAXIES ENTHRALS US, AS DOES THE MICROCOSM OF ATOMS.”