Bruno Moinard Éditions furniture is made from natural materials that our craftsmen have carefully selected. The furniture is handcrafted in French workshops piece by piece.
Generally, we recommend that you place felt pads under any objects that will be placed on the wooden, marble, lava stone or bronze surfaces. These pads will prevent scratches.
MAINTENANCE OF VARNISHED WOOD
As with all wooden furniture, we recommend that you protect wooden surfaces from water, alcohol, cosmetic products and hot containers. It is advisable to use coasters and trivets to protect the surface of tables and furniture.
Clean your wooden furniture regularly with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove dust and stains. This will give a smooth shine to the surface of the wood.
Do not use a microfiber cloth on brushed or sandblasted furniture. This could snag the material and cause wood splinters.
You can also moisten the cloth with a mixture of water and PH neutral soap.
It is very important never to apply commercially available wax or wood treatment, as this will damage the varnish.
Since wood is a living material, protect your furniture from major changes in humidity and prolonged exposure to sunlight. This could alter the initial structure and hue.
MAINTENANCE OF PATINA AND VARNISHED BRASS AND COPPER
Brass is an alloy mainly of copper and zinc. The proportions and percentages of alloy vary from one production to another. The natural oxidation of these non-ferrous metals forms over time and varies randomly depending on the alloy that composes it.
We apply patinas using a process that accelerates the action of time. The result obtained is random, and each piece treated in this way is therefore unique.
The brass will evolve according to its environment (UV, humidity, heat, etc.), which will modify and embellish its patina.
We also apply a varnish to protect this patina and delay the natural process of oxidation.
To clean varnished brass, use a soft cotton cloth to dust it. Dampen a cotton cloth with lukewarm water and a little washing-up liquid and gently clean the surface of the brass. Once the surface is clean, use another very slightly damp cloth to remove the residual soap, then dry the surface with a dry cloth.
Do not use any polish or solvent-containing product.
MAINTENANCE OF PATINA OR POLISHED VARNISHED BRONZE
For our occasional tables and light fittings in patinated bronze, we recommend that you take care with acidic products (soda, alcohol, lemon) which may damage them.
Our polished bronze tables are varnished to delay the oxidation process. However, they deserve special attention.
For both finishes, do not use any polish or solvent-containing product to clean them. Traces can be erased with a soft cloth.
LAVA STONE MAINTENANCE
Lava stone is a natural stone.
We recommend that you never scrape the marble with an abrasive, and to be careful with acidic (soda, alcohol, lemon) or greasy products, and also to never use household products that polish or contain a solvent, at the risk of damaging your table top of lava stone.
Never allow liquid spilled on the stone to dry. Absorb it immediately with a paper towel. In the event of a stain, clean the stone with clear water containing neutral soap, brush gently, rinse and dry. If stains persist, consult a stone specialist.
MAINTENANCE OF MARBLE AND ONYX
We recommend that you never scrape the marble with an abrasive, and to be careful with acidic (soda, alcohol, lemon) or greasy products, and to never use household products that polish or contain a solvent, at the risk of damaging your table top of marble.
For regular maintenance, use a soft sponge soaked in neutral pH soap, rinse and wipe off excess with a dry cloth. Make light circular movements to avoid streaks. It is also advisable to apply a stain protection treatment every year to maintain the beauty and quality of the marble.
MAINTENANCE OF THE ROCHER DE LITERÉ FINISH LACQUER
The work of the "Rocher de littré" lacquer is carried out through successive applications of very thin layers of color, punctuated by an intermediate drying time and various glosses which will reveal the depth of the material. The "Rocher de littré" finish is a resistant work of art. It is difficult to scratch and is relatively waterproof.
Do not use an abrasive sponge as this may scratch the furniture, nor products containing solvents which may damage the finish. Cleaning with a soft damp cloth is sufficient for maintenance.
We recommend dry-cleaning of fabrics by a specialist.
On fabric lampshades, use a soft, dry brush.
For light streaks on a watercolor paper shade, gently use a clean white eraser.
The traces that can appear on the leather skins are intrinsic to this material. They represent wrinkles, scars, insect bites…. We select leathers of European origin and according to strict quality criteria.
To preserve the beauty of your leather seats, protect them from direct light rays and heat sources. This will avoid any risk of discoloration and drying out. In case of splashing of aqueous liquid, a quick cleaning will avoid stains. Dirt from everyday use can be removed with a damp soft cloth with neutral pH soap. In case of an encrusted stain, or a stain on nubuck, call a professional.
CARE OF WOOL CARPETS
During the 3 weeks following its installation, your wool rug will naturally “cast”. This is the loss of wool fibrils remaining free and not attached to the yarn after tufting. This does not affect the aesthetics or the quality of the rug.
During this phase, do not vacuum it intensively. But use a broom with stiff bristles and then pick up the fluff by hand.
For the routine maintenance of your wool rug, we recommend the weekly use of a vacuum cleaner equipped with a rotating brush or brushless, avoiding untimely back and forth.
For thorough cleaning, call on specialized professionals who use a dry powder cleaning method.
Do not use liquid shampoo or any other product diluted with water, which could cause the wool to felt irreversibly.
We deliver a "cleaning kit" with your Bruno Moinard Editions rug to allow you to act immediately in the event of a stain.
If liquid or food stains occur, remove all solid matter with a knife or spoon. Dab liquids with a paper towel or white absorbent cloth working from the outside of the stain inwards. This single operation should be enough to remove the stain.In the case of liquid stains such as wine, coffee, tea, etc., remove with a mixture of water and white vinegar (50/50) to stop oxidation, then treat with the appropriate textile stain remover.