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What is blackened steel?

Blackened steel has recently become a generic term for black metal, largely due to the huge amount of black painted metal in the market as well as the increasing demand for industrial finishes. True steel, blackened and treated, can range from dark brown to blue...

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Visual Interest in Design: Controlled Randomization

One of the major concerns with painted or printed materials is creating beauty and texture without tiling, repetition or, the antithesis, being so flat there is no real visual interest to speak of. Distinct designs tend to have distinct patterns and interesting levels of contrast...

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Now for Interiors: The Chameleon Collection x Marcel Wanders

As metal endures as one of the most important materials for interior and exterior work, a new semiotic future in expressing identity and beauty in metals is needed, transcending embellishments and the mundane. Our goal with The Chameleon Collection, designed by Marcel Wanders, is to change the perceptions...

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Rust you can trust.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Weathering steel, corten, and rusted steel are all generalized names attributed to an alloy frequently seen in sculptural art, such as the works of Richard Serra or Beverly Pepper. Its usage in premium design is due to its warm, rich textural surface and tones. The challenge...

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Mother Nature Re-Engineered: Using Wood in Design

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“I don’t know where the artificial stops and the real starts.”- Andy Warhol Design is often defined as the substitution of the natural with the artificial with the assistance of technology. Understandably, the digital is not always preferable to the analog, but there are many design situations...

Metal Architecture | Community Gathering Place

Metal Architecture featured the City Market, Onion River Co-Op in the January 2019 issue. The project features a custom, graphic finish on the exterior wall panels with contextual purpose to the Co-Op's location and history. Read the full feature here....