Founded in 1997 by designer and sculptor Cari Jaye Sokoloff, Soko designs and manufactures sculptural collections of distinctive decorative hardware and accessories. Sokoloff's background is in sculpture and theater design is apparent in the whimsical and graceful nature of Soko's products. Beautifully functional, these collections help to set the stage for exciting design in any residential or commercial installation. Soko designs are handcrafted with meticulous workmanship using the lost wax method of casting. Soko designs Decorative Cabinet Hardware Knobs, Pulls and Bathroom Accessories is brought to you by Knobs4Less
Each design begins with a prototype cast from a wax original. From this prototype a silicon mold is made. Once an order is placed, hot wax is poured into the mold, cooled, and released. Next, Soko Designs workers clean and repair the seams and flaws left by the mold. A sprue system is attached to the cleaned wax in order to facilitate the flow of molten silicon bronze or stainless steel. This sprued wax is then dipped many times in a slurry to form a high temperature ceramic shell. This shell will harden and be placed in a kiln to burn out the wax, leaving a cavity in the ceramic shell in the shape of the original design.