Material specifications and cleaning
Birch - Natural and Stained, Brushed Aluminium, Coated Paper, Plastic (Polypropylene), PC/PE non-woven. Read about our materials and how to care for your lamp.
Tom Rossau birch lamellae are either untreated or stained. The same maintenance procedure applies to both variants. We only recommend cleaning birch veneer lamps using a dry dusting brush.
Birch is a living material and the wood will naturally evolve into a slightly different shape over time.
It is important that the material does not come into contact with water or moisture as this will soften the fibre of the wood and cause the veneer to bend. The coloured birch will stain when wet.
When you first receive your birch veneer lamp, the wood will appear bright and fresh. Over time, the birch gilds slightly and gains a beautiful patina that highlights the woodgrain. The stained models will be patinated with a slightly lighter tone.
For cleaning lamps in brushed aluminum, we recommend using a dry dusting brush.
Avoid using water to clean the lamellae as this can cause stains.
The brushed aluminum is an easily malleable material, so be careful not to put unnecessary pressure on the lamellae, as this can cause marks.
For cleaning lamps in coated Japanese paper, we recommend using a dry dusting brush. However, the coating of the paper allows you to remove stains or dirt with a hard-wrung cloth, as long as you do not touch the edges of the lamellae. The edges are cut and thus devoid of coating.
Tom Rossau lamps made of plastic lamellae are relatively rewarding in terms of cleaning.
The optimal cleaning is done by using a dry dusting brush, but it is also possible to use a vacuum cleaner on low suction on these lamps with the brush head mounted.
If preferred, it is possible to clean the slats with a slightly dampened cloth as well. It is a very durable and flexible material, which will keep its white color over time.
Tom Rossau lamps made of PC/PE non-woven lamellae are relatively rewarding in terms of cleaning.
The optimal cleaning is done by using a dry dusting brush, but it is also possible to use the vacuum cleaner on a low suction on these lamps with the brush head mounted.
Do not clean with water or other liquids as the textured surface may dissolve.
The material does not withstand water. It is a very durable and flexible material, which will keep its white color over time.
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