Dream Home Furnishing With IKEA’s Very Affordable Little Helper


If you ask any present college student or graduate where they bought their furniture while at school, odds are IKEA is high up on that list. As of January 2008, IKEA became the world’s largest furniture retailer thanks to their product management, placement and quality given to their customers. IKEA’s product lines range from your everyday table spoon and doorknobs to larger media furniture, sofas, and full furnished kitchens. With style and functionality at it’s forth front, IKEA needed a material that would both look aesthetically pleasing with their items and durable-stainless steel was the answer.image

Using China as the main example; out of their 2615 products on sale, 544 have in one way shape or form stainless steel. With over 20% of their products in China containing stainless steel, it’s a great thing that most of IKEA’s stainless steel articles are sourced from Asia, including China at 90%, Taiwan and Korea with the final 10%. The ability to adapt stainless steel on their existing products gave them that hint of style they needed.


With IKEA’s popularity at a world’s recognition, they have attracted new and modern designers. The ability for these designers to use stainless steel in their products has helped promote IKEA product as not just functional but stylish, as well as potentially raise their revenue. With some products, consumers have a choice of whether or not to include stainless steel in their product. For example, you could buy a bed frame and keep the wooden legs that it comes with, or opt to spend $20 more on those stainless steel legs which makes your bed look better. At the end of the day more people choose to spend just a little bit more to make their bed look sleeker and better looking.


The example of the bed legs is just one small one, but it shows the significance a small change can make. Stainless steel has absolutely helped IKEA pave the way to different markets with their high quality and affordable products.

It is this same idea of affordability and quality that we here at Shanghai Metal Corporation bring to the table with your stainless steel needs. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Our English speaking personnel will be more than pleased to help you. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

Sources: IkeaStainless Steel Report  SMC stainless steel pipe

Mario B.//SMC Editor

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Galvanized Steel Bathroom – The Hottest Trend in Berlin Nightlife

Surely Berlin is known for its history, the Spree River, the Museum Island, government buildings, the most famous Unter den Linden or Kurfuerstendamm alleys and the former Easberlin9t Berlin centre, Alexander Platz or the only recently adapted to a shopping and entertainment centre Potsdamer Platz. Art scene and dynamic, cutting-edge performances also impress visitors, providing more a memorable experience and a journey in history.

However, it is impossible to walk through Berlin without finding a pub, a bar or a disco, where the German nightlife takes place in its full spectrum. Tourists expect to experience every single quarter of this fantastic capital. If not enough recognition for its throbbing music, shirtless men, or “world’s scariest bouncers” (according to the Guardian), the most exclusive nightclub Berghain is now even more talked-about techno nightclub due to its unisex-bathroom.


Designed by Berlin firm Karhard Architecture and Design, Berghain’s unisex-bathroom is all detailed in galvanized steel. It reminds me of prisons or something industrial, giving me the feeling that something tough is going on in there, all in gray color and somewhat dark. But it is still appealing, in a good way. The design is sharp, and objects, shapes, textures, elements and little details give the “flow” to this unisex-bathroom that prisons lack. If you keep looking you see, it’s chic!

Brass strips to brighten the dark gray color ceiling

And then you wonder how can a gray, galvanized steel bathroom be chic? I’m telling you, this is the next thing in bathroom design, which combines the hardiness of galvanized steel for enduring lots of people and the practicality of stainless-steel toilet for being easy to clean.


Modern, clean lines, majestical , the galvanized steel for bathroom design follows the contemporary minds of the new generation who is always waiting for the next new thing. And there it is: galvanized steel and stainless steel bathroom.berlin5

Shanghai Metal Corporation is the international manufacturer and supplier for three galvanized lines of hot dip galvanized steel. The monthly output for each line is approximately 5000 ton. Galvanized steel is widely used for construction and building, roofing, ventilating duct, handrail, partition panel, and now for the next trend in bathroom design as the one adopted by the  nightclub Barghain. For our full list of products that we offer check out our website here. Be sure to join the conversation in our LinkedIn group,FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Try also our new mobile application by scanning the QR code below.

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Source: world66.com, homes.yahoo.com

Picture: homes.yahoo.com, remodelista

Camilla G.//SMC Editor