Featured Material: Patina

Welcome back to another installment of Padilla Designs blog series “Featured Materials”.   In this blog we would like to take you into the world of patina finishes and the unique way these chemical processes are used by our artist to add color and texture to our custom metal sculptures. Patina is a living finish that naturally evolves and transforms over … Read More

FEATURED PROJECTS: Padilla Designs Forged Iron Collection

This week on our blog series “Featured Projects” we invite you to take a look at Padilla Designs forged Iron collection, Please enjoy! Fun Facts: Iron is the sixth most common element in the universe, the fourth most abundant element in the Earth’s crust by weight and the most abundant element in the total composition of the planet – found … Read More

Padilla Designs Hosts “Open Studio” Presentation for Maui Architects

Padilla Designs was invited by Tim Mead, vice president of the Maui chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), to present our work at their monthly meeting in January of this year. The AIA wanted to introduce local artisan crafters, whose work can enrich spaces and buildings, to architects and designers here on Maui. We took the opportunity to … Read More

Padilla Designs’ Day Off

This week Padilla Designs welcomes you into “a day off in the life of Padilla Designs”, a “Just For Fun” blog entry showcasing how we take our time off very seriously. Enjoy! One of Padilla Designs’ commonly used mottos is “work hard, play hard“, and we all firmly believe that you can’t have one without the other. Just as it’s … Read More

Featured Projects: Banisters & Handrails

Padilla Designs welcomes you to another installment of our blog series “Featured Projects”, taking a look at some of the beautiful and functional railings we have made. Whether it be for style and elegance, or simplicity and safety, the artists at Padilla Designs can help you to design the perfect banister or handrail to meet your needs. Handrails serve many … Read More

Featured Project: Lanai Estate Design

This week on the Padilla Designs blog series “Featured Projects“, we take you on an inside tour of one of our recently completed estate design projects for a beautiful ocean front property on Lanai. Recently Padilla Designs completed work on a beautiful, collaborative project with Canadian design firm Cridland & Associates for a stunning oceanfront property on Lanai. The project included … Read More

In The Studio: Privacy Doors for Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Aloha! This weeks Padilla Designs blog series “In The Studio” features a collaboration with Sterling Development for Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. This blog series is dedicated to bringing you sneak peeks of in shop projects and the processes that take place in our fabrication shop. Enjoy! Padilla Designs is at it again! Right now in the Padilla Designs … Read More

Featured Material: Corten Steel

Fun fact: Corten steel was originally developed by the US Steel Co. in the 1930’s to resist corrosion and abrasion to their ore wagons. Weathering steel – often referred to as Corten steel, is a group of steel alloys developed to resist corrosion and eliminate the need for painting. Exposure to weather over time causes the material to form a natural … Read More

Featured Projects: Water Features

This week on the Padilla Designs blog series “Featured Projects“, we take a look at a few of the ways water can be incorporated into a Padilla Designs custom water feature. Water is vital to our bodies – without a constant supply, we will not survive. Water not only makes up between 50-65% of our bodies, but it also has … Read More

Featured Projects – Artistic Take on a Native Tree

Welcome to another weekly installment of the Padilla Designs blog series “Featured Projects”. Recently you might remember reading an “In the Studio” post featuring Padilla Designs’ artistic take on the native Hawaiian hala tree. We are happy to say that the project is now complete and installed – and the clients are very pleased with the outcome. When you last heard … Read More