Metals & Co – more than a table

Today Shanghai Metal Corporation wants to take you again to one of the well-known capitals of fashion and design in the world: Milan. We have already mentioned the Italian city for hosting the upcoming 2015 EXPO, but this new article deals with the major Italian event for interior design: SaloneDelMobile.

“The Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector. An invaluable tool for the industry as well as an ongoing, quite extraordinary promotional vehicle. The Salone made its first appearance in 1961, designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market, and it has continued to do so impeccably, ensuring that the quality of Italian furniture is known to all four corners of the earth, and continues so to do, with half of all its visitors coming from around the world.” (from

Among the furniture presented, here is a selection of unique tables featuring metals and several material such as wood, glass and crystal. Because the metal goes with everything!! Take a look!


Euclide di Domitalia. Wodden top plus a support structure made of painted  bent sheets steel.


Notorius di Marioni. The brass work structure and the oval top recall the 40s’ atmospheres.


B 110 di Dale Italia. Lacquered iron legs support an antique oak flat surface recovered by old Italian roofs.


Argo di Mara Srl. A folding table with chromed metal conical legs, featuring lockable wheels.


Hystrix by Cattelan Italia. An innovative table made of glass and painted iron.


  Status by Calligaris. An essential combination of wood and metal.


Memo di Lema. A linear assembly of fine wood and lacquered aluminum.

Take you time and come visiting our website. Did you know that Shanghai Metal Corporation provides you with a great selection of metals?  You can for instance take a look at our aluminum department products. Do you need aluminium foils? We have them! Or maybe you are looking for aluminum sheet plate? We can help you! Not just aluminium, but also copper, steel and so on. Do not hesitate to contact us.

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A House made of Copper

Copper is such an amazing material! That’s what we believe here at Shanghai Metal Corporation. And what we very much like about copper is its versatility and adaptability to different purposes. We have already discussed in this blog about container houses, but today we are willing to go beyond this topic showing you the latest news about copper houses!

The well-known architecture and design blog published an article on a very interesting project realized in Chondi, India. The house that you can see in the photos below features unique copper components. Here is how described the project designed by Studio Mumbai.

“The walls are finished in a celadon-coloured traditional plaster, smooth like human skin, and crackled like the ancient Chinese glaze, giving the transitory appearance of a fragmented ceramic container, rectilinear and encased with a lid of weathered copper. The continuous copper roof plane forms a secondary datum for the house, becoming a surface of potential occupation and cover.”

(“Copper House II / Studio Mumbai” 16 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 14 Apr 2015. <;)

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From India we move now to Australia. The photos below show the project created by Takt | Studio for Architecture. Infolink website explains that this unique house is composed by three pavilions featuring copper.

“The pavilions are constructed in structural steel, feature hand waxed concrete flooring and are all clad in copper that came from KFC Roofing Supplies situated in Sydney. Copper was chosen by Takt in response to the coastal location and the effect the salty and humid atmosphere has on surfaces. The architects say the material has already developed a patina that will only improve with age.”

(“Small project turning heads: Copper House by Takt | Studio for Architecture” 16 Apr 2015. Infolink. Accessed 16 Apr 2015.)


Do not  forget that Shanghai Metal Corporation provides you with a great selection metals such as copper which can be use for various applications. Check out our superior quality copper foils. Feel free to contact us for further information. We have English-speaking staff who will be more than glad to help you.

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The Tree of Life – Milan 2015 Expo Steel Symbol

We have already discussed about the upcoming 2015 Expo taking place in Milan, Italy, in less than two months. As you know is a very important event, not just for the European peninsula, but also for all the participant countries willing to promote their products. This year’s theme is “Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life”. It will be very difficult for Italy to beat the success of the Chinese 2010 Expo edition, although the theme seems very interesting. If you visited Shanghai during the Universal Exposition or after 2010, you have probably visited the Chinese pavilion. Indeed, this great piece of architectural art has been the main symbol of the Shanghainese exhibition and it has rapidly became one of the main tourist attractions of the city.


The Chinese pavillion is a 63 meters high structure inspired by the most important element of the building tradition of China: the dougong system dating back over 2000 years. It consists of wooden beams embedded in overlapping layers on a base of columns. (from IlGiornaledell’Architettura)

But what about Milan? What will be the symbol of the next Expo made in Italy? The Tree of Life. It came to light in early March, erected in the center of the Expo Lake Arena. According to L’Eco di Bergamo,  the project of  the tree was inspired both by the mosaic of the Otranto Cathedral and the floor of Piazza del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo, of which is a 3D version. Its creator, Marco Balich, explained that the tree is a symbol common to “all cultures, from the Bible to Avatar”.

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The tree has a steel structure made of 150 tons of metal, around which a wooden part was built (90 tons of wood), which will then be adorned with several plants and lights. This 35 meters high installation of steel and wood (and 45 meters of diameter) will be the highest structure of the 2015 Expo. Moreover, the tree will host one show per hour admired by 3000 people each time sitting on the arena built around the Expo lake.

In sum, the symbol of the upcoming Milan Expo 2015 is made of steel. A futuristic steel tree!


Do not  forget that Shanghai Metal Corporation provides you with a great selection of steel products such as high carbon steel strips, steel wires and steel ropes, copper clad steel strips. Visit our website and do not hesitate to contact us.

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The Quik House Container

Adam Kalkin is ‘an artist, an architect and many other things’. Among these other things Kalkin is also the creator of a project called Quik House. By assembling recycled shipping containers, this architect has developed the idea of a prefabricated kit house.

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Here is what Kalkin has stated about his mission when interviewed by the CNN.


I use architecture as a vehicle for experimentation and discovering. The container is a proper skill object. When you recontextualize It, putting it in a residential context-use it for architecture proper, you both destroy the original context and create a new context. This is a form of upcycling […]. You get a beautiful dialogue from the old and the new and between one set of ideas and another and it creates a certain kind of vitality which really resonates with me.


The project seems to meet three main expectations of today’s market. First, the coast. The price of the Quik House is very low compared to traditional houses. According to the Quik House website the estimated finishing cost for a basic Quik House composed by 6 modified shipping containers is around $184,000 (plus shipping). Second, a modern and unique design. For instance, customers could ask for local graffiti artists to decorate their new house. Third, eco-friendship. The use of second hand containers guarantees the involvement of Kalkin’s company in the recycling process which has a very positive impact on environment protection.

Shanghai Metal Corporation provides you with a great selection of container houses. Visit our website and do not hesitate to contact us.

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Понравился Интерстеллар? Больше о Машинах

space 5В последнее время мы наблюдаем тенденцию в кинемотаграфии- люди перестали интересоваться глупыми блокбастерами и фильмами безо всякого смысла, нам подавай что-то новое, что-то, что может погрузить нас в мир задумчивости и открыть грани неизведанового… что приходит на ум в первую очередь? Космос, Вселенная и вся ее необузданная таинственность.  Все началось со Звездных войн…Межгалактические войны…Люк Скайуокер и Дарт Вейдер…припоминаете? За последнее время список пополнился Аватаром, Джоном Картером, Гравитацией, Стражами Галактики и вновь вышедшем Интерсейллером и кто знает на какие открытия потянет наших режиссеров в будущем…

Всегда увлекательно познавать что-то новое и сегодня я вам расскажу о машине, которая используется в наше время!

Гидравлический Пресс

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Chaty nemusia byť len z dreva

Tham & Videgård, House Husarö, metal-clad house, swedish architecture, sweden, stockholm, skylights, timber, timber interior, open plan, tectonic rationality, hardwood, sliding doors
A metal-clad house

Drevené chaty a domy sú typické pre škandinávsku architektúru. Perfektne zapadajú do nádhernej prírody, obkolesené lesom, ako v rozprávke. Štokholmská architektonická firma Tham & Videgård prišla s iným druhom projektu. Navrhli moderný kovový oplechovaný dom Husarö.

Tento dom bol postavený pre klienta s rodinou a je situovaný na ostrove mimo Štokholmu. Je postavený na vyvýšenom mieste (kvôli výhľadu) a obkolesený borovicami.

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Okolie domu

Východzím bodom pri výstavbe domu bol výhľad na more, rovné, jemné podložie a dostatok svetla. Tham & Videgård mali skromný a značne obmedzený rozpočet, takže rozumne pristúpili k podpore špecifického územia. Strecha je tmavá, naklonená a kovová. Tri strany domu majú posúvne dvere, ktoré otvárajú priestor a umožňujú výhľad do okolia.

Vnútro domu je rozdelené na dve časti. Prvú časť tvorí kuchyňa, obývacia izba na prízemí a na poschodí sa nachádzajú spálňa a detská izba. Môžeme badať kontrast medzi tmavou fasádou a svetlým interiérom. Stropné okno, ktoré sa nachádza na hrane strechy podčiarkuje vertikálny priestor a zvýrazňuje súkromie a odlúčenosť.

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Kontrast medzi tmavou fasádou a svetlým interiérom

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V Shanghai Metal Corporation ponúkame široké spektrum kovových produktov, ale aj strojov na formovanie striech či iné produkty. Pre viac informácií navštívte naše webové stránky alebo nám zašlite dopyt a anglicky hovoriaci personál vám ochotne pomôže. Stiahnite si novú aplikáciu oskenovaním QR kódu.



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Hit budúcnosti : Bilboardy ako prístrešky pre bezdomovcov

Fenomén “bezdomovci” sa stal v súčasnosti jedným z globálnych problémov. Zdá sa, že zatiaľ nikto neprišiel s riešením………alebo áno? Čo tak premeniť bilbordy na miniatúrne domčeky, ktoré budú slúžiť ako prístrešky pre bezdomovcov?


Nová iniciatíva s názvom “The Gregory Project” vytvorená slovenským architektonicko-dizajnérskym tímom prišla so skvelým nápadom! Bilbordy popri cestách, ktoré zdanlivo len ničili okolitú krajinu, budú môcť ľuďom bez strechy ponúknuť domov. Tieto veľmi malé apartmány budú vyžadovať minimálnu údržbu a reklamný priestor sám o sebe pomôže financovať projekt.


Tieto dvojizbové bytíky by boli postavené v trojuholníkovom tvare okolo bilbordu. Mai by kuchyňu, pracovňu, posteľ s úložným priestorom a dokonca aj kúpelňu! Aparmány vyzerajú prekvapivo pohodlne, útulne a s peknými dekoráciami.

schTím, ktorý stojí za týmto projektom, vysvetľuje myšlienku celého projektu : “The Gregory project prináša optimalizáciu pri konštrukciách bilbordov. Tento objekt bude potrebovať len minimálne náklady na údržbu, ktoré budú môcť byť z časti platené z prenájmu reklamných miest.”


Hoci obrázky, ktoré vidíte sú len digitálne vizualizácie toho, ako bude vyzerať konečná verzia domčeka, ale nápad je viac než sľubný. A to aj napriek tomu. že tento projekt bol vytváraný podľa podmienok na Slovensku, s drobnými úpravami by mohol byť aplikovaný na celom svete.

Moderné bilbordy sú podporované oceľovými tyčami a tu prichádza na rad Shanghai Metal Corporation, spoločnosť, ktorá ponúka široký výber kovových a oceľových produktov. Ak chcete vedieť viac, navštívte naše webové stránky alebo nám zašlite dopyt a anglicky hovoriaci personál vám rád pomôže. Takisto nás môžete nasledovať na Facebook, Twitter, InstagramLindkedIn alebo navštívte náš blog.  Stiahnite si tiež novú aplikáciu, tým, že oskenujete QR kód.


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