The secrets of Lumasuite, part 1December 12, 2019
Local workshops in Guipúzcoa
When I go to a restaurant, I really prefer having local organic food. I have applied the same philosophy to the cases.
If you are interested in the making process of the cases, these photos show the infusion of the resin in each cover of the case. You see that first the mold is prepared, then the layers and their reinforcements are placed, and, after that, vacuum is applied so the resin flows. The covers are left curing (hardening, with heat and time) and finally, we retouch them.
Stainless steel closures, rivets and screws
During these years of tests, I have discovered that closures that are not made of stainless steel take an average of two years to look bad. If they are lacquered, it takes another half year.
When metal parts 'live' in a place with lot of moisture, they also tend to harden, so closing the case becomes hell. If you live near the sea or play many concerts on the beach, you will notice it even more.
We designed the carrying system mainly with the advice of four doctors from the Espalda Sana project, from the children's hospital Sant Joan de Déu, and the ergonomics director of the UPV (University of the Basque Country).
We developed the first textile belts with a seamstress from Irun, but she died suddenly... an incredible displeasure. Right now the textile straps are sewed in Zaragoza and the leather ones in Italy.
My idea has always been to pay close attention to each musician, and as we are not a company with an automatic production line, we can also pay close attention to each particular music case.
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