In the beginning, there’s always the idea. An original form, a play of perspectives and volumes, a skilful interlacing of lines and curves that the designer lays down on paper. Having become a sketch, the idea then begins a long journey until it becomes a tangible reality.
The first freehand drawings are followed by other sketches to refine the ideas and specify the proportions. If he is first and foremost an artist, the designer already takes into account, at this stage, the constraints of future manufacturing and above all, the movement that the fittings will have to accommodate. Throughout the design process, he works closely with the technical and development teams.
The designer then moves from pencil to computer in order to model the object in three dimensions. As colours, materials, light and relief are expressed with ever greater realism, he can work virtually on the life-size object to refine every detail.
A first prototype in resin follows, before the computer graphic file is translated into manufacturing terms by the technical office. Then a new prototype, this time in high-grade quality materials, is made. Once every detail has been optimized, the production of the fittings can begin.
Horus has the particularity of being both a craft and industrial company. With its own production equipment, Horus controls its entire manufacturing process thanks to its design office, its own foundries and an internal hydraulic and acoustic laboratory.
The perceived quality of the products is essential and our automatic or semi-automatic machining stations make it possible to guarantee this quality to all our customers.
The purpose of precise machining is to define the dimensions of the finished part, the precision, the geometry as well as the surface finish of all the surfaces that make up the machined part. At each stage of the manufacturing process, the designer and/or the machinist choose the type of machining to be carried out, the machine; the tool and the work- piece support stand enable all the dimensioning elements of the surface in question to be obtained. Our tools are at the cutting edge of technology which allows us to machine a multitude of curved surfaces.
This operation consists of making the surface smooth and shiny ,either manually thanks to an exceptional French expertise, or industrially thanks to polishing machines which by relative movements and pressure between the part and the tool with or without abrasives and without significant removal of the material.
HORUS offers its customers the widest range of finishes, allowing private individuals, architects, decorators… to customize the faucets and fittings with the finish deemed best suited to the decorative environment of the bathroom or kitchen.
The finishes are carried out on each of the decorative parts, before assembly of the complete fittings.
Our collections perfectly illustrate the refinement and patience required for exceptional work, requiring meticulous hand- assembly of all the pieces making up these collections.
Our fittings must be assembled in a precise assembly order by our most experienced teams.
A symbol of French excellence, Horus is distinguished for its keen eye for detail, its use of luxury materials, and its traditional expertise and know-how.
This culture of excellence can be explained by the creation of luxury faucets and fittings that our company has been designing since its creation for top-of-the-range hotels and palaces all over the world. By remaining in contact with and listening to our clients’ requirements, we are constantly questioning our notion of perfection.
Horus is perfectly in line with the new ”codes of luxury” by offering a more ecological vision of its manufacturing processes but also by placing the Human being at the heart of its development process.