Heart of Bronze
Add a touch of bronze to your home. A piece that can become a family heirloom, moulded with an intricate textured design of a heart cast in Natural Bronze using the lost wax technique.
Made in Italy. Designed and produced by Osanna Visconti in Milan at an Italian casting foundry. Each piece is one-of-a-kind.
All of Osanna Visconti’s creations are fused in bronze using the lost-wax casting technique. This ancient process uses a negative form in which molten metal is cast. An initial wax sculpture is used to create a plaster mould. The wax model, which Osanna kneads and shapes by hand is the principle element characterizing her creations. During the drying phase in large kilns heated up to 650°C, the wax is melted and drained away, leaving behind the negative form for casting. After the final stage of chiselling the outer core, the bronze is ready for finishing touches and eventual color patinas. Learn more about the craftsmanship involved.