Michael Anastassiades’ design philosophy is to preserve the inherent qualities of the materials he uses. All of the products we make in the studio are artisanally made and come in natural finishes, exposed to the elements without any protective lacquers. We see oxidation as a process that only adds to the patina of an object, making it more beautiful over time. We ensure that all goods leave our premises in pristine condition, however sometimes products may arrive with minor oxidation marks. In such cases, we would advise you to clean these marks using the instructions provided by the Studio, or consult the Michael Anastassiades Studio directly.