In ancient Greek mythology, Prometheus, gave to mortals what was reserved for the gods: fire. From this point in history, humankind harnessed technology to advance civilisation to what is now contemporary society.
The custom PROMETHEUS VERDIGRIS creates a metaphorical ring of flames. A series of hand selected natural quartz crystals are paired with a classic brass ring and emanates spectral qualities that sit outside of linear time, simultaneously displaying signature Christopher Boots rough-luxe aesthetics of object, light and form.
Introducing VERDIGRIS: a rich blue-green oxide patina reminiscent of gracefully aged architectural bronze. A certain nostalgia is associated with the surfaces of patinated and sea weathered architectural monuments. Their rough skins share a history, and represent a wiseness that can only be achieved through the endurance of time.
The introduction of Verdigris into the CHRISTOPHER BOOTS finishing options marks a deeper investigation into our past and possible futures through surface.
The accelerated natural transformation of surface provides a conceptual contrast to the machined, hard-edge geometric forms and LED technology used within the CHRISTOPHER BOOTS lexicon.
In what naturally take decades to achieve, oxidisation is expedited in the CHRISTOPHER BOOTS workshop through the application of chemical elements to a brass base. The finish is then frozen in time with enamel that seals its surface.
The offering of Verdigris introduces colour for the first time to the CHRISTOPHER BOOTS surface treatments. Verdigris provides an exciting and rich alternative while maintaining all the hallmark qualities of a natural process and signature CHRISTOPHER BOOTS rough luxe aesthetic.