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What if almost everything in your apartment was made out of metals? If warm wooden kitchen cabinets, floors, furniture and other furnishings were cold grey wouldn’t you feel like in a prison? It would definitely differ your home from others but calling it a “sweet home”…Although I have to admit that it looks modern and minimalist and some people might love it.

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Peter Kostelov, a designer who created a metal home in Moscow, Russia, uses industrial materials for almost everything. The apartment has steel walls, doors, windows, floors, furniture, even sofa is made mostly out of steel. He divided the wide-open space into a series of individual rooms. Materials that are natural part of a construction process became the core element for style and decor in this project. This concept seems a bit extreme but perfect for industrial lovers.

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If this metal interior is too much for you, you can still apply incorporate in some decorations to make your home luxurious as the one in Shanghai, China – Xintiandi Penthouse. Hong Kong architect Joyce Wang “celebrated metal” in this three-story apartment. She got inspiration in three concrete metals, sheet metal, weathered metal and metal cabling.

The curved staircase up to the roof of the penthouse is created out of bent sheet metal and living room’s walls are lined with corten steel.

Xintiandi Penthouse by Joyce Wang

Metal cabling was woven between the balustrade and the baseline of the apartment’s central staircase and it created screened-off dining area.

Xintiandi Penthouse by Joyce Wang

What is very interesting, the bedrooms in the apartment don’t have any windows. Instead, windows line a shared corridor which leads to the bedrooms. Read more here.

Xintiandi Penthouse by Joyce Wang

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Credits : dezeen.com, weburbanist.com, dornob.com, vongudlach.com, googleimages

Your industrial-style office

Movet Office Loft by SAF - Studio Alexander FehreDo you like metals, metallic colors and kind of industrial style and you are thinking about how to decorate and design your office? Then you will like this style of office designed by Alexander Fehre  for a German conveyor-belt manufacturer Movet. This office is located in an old industrial building in the town of Schorndorf,  outside Stuttgart.

The German designer wanted to keep the old industrial look of the building. Panels of aluminium mesh enclose the meeting space, so it creates a corridor between the platform and row of employees’ desks. It has a filter-effect for the open-space office.

Movet Office Loft by SAF - Studio Alexander Fehre
The platform in the center of the office

Many Movet’s clients have a metal-work background, so he created a space which it will be familiar to them and they will feel comfortable. The platform in the center of the office serves as kitchen for employees, an open-plan meeting room and a showing room for clients at the same time. Clients don’t visit offices so often as a company sells mostly online. Tables in the office have copper fixtures to keep place in even more industrial style. (via dezeen.com)

Movet Office Loft by SAF - Studio Alexander Fehre

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Stand under my Air-brella

Umbrellas in history

Umbrellas, probably a converted branch of tree,  first appeared in ancient Egypt more than 3 000 years ago and were used mostly for protecting royalty from sunlight. The first waterproof umbrellas were discovered in 11th century BC in China and they were made of leather. Nowadays majority of modern umbrellas are made in China. One Chinese city, Shangyu, has more than 1 000 factories for producing umbrellas! People at that time would be very surprised to see that the invisible air umbrella concept was created. Will it be more useful than the “normal” umbrellas?

This concept uses forced air to repel falling water. It was created by UK industrial design student Quentin DeBaene and a research team in China claims it could create this umbrella by 2015.

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How does it work?

The air umbrella uses high-powered jets to emit forced air to repel falling raindrops away from your body, before they can even hit your body. As this umbrella uses ultra high speed fan, the research team has found the way how to charge the batter only for 30 minutes, so this umbrella won’t be useful for a long walk. The retail price is expected to be around $200. I would maybe buy 20 umbrellas instead of this one, half an hour working umbrella. But who knows, it can be changed in the future. See the video here and judge the creation. (via inhabitat, core77)

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Shanghai Metal Corporation is still loyal to classic umbrellas and offers phosphorized steel wire, that is widely used for producing umbrellas, and other steel products. For more information visit the main website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will guide you further. Download a new application by scanning QR code below or follow us on Social media.

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