Metal artistry: creating the extraordinary

Metal artistry: creating the extraordinary

A bespoke item created with the skill of craftsmanship that only decades of experience can achieve is something to be coveted...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

A bespoke item created with the skill of craftsmanship that only decades of experience can achieve is something to be coveted. These are pieces of work that add the ‘wow’ factor to any space, and features we’re seeing incorporated into rooms varying from residential settings right through to commercial, retail and hospitality interiors.

“Until lately the trend in interiors was a really pared back aesthetic with lots of plain timber and plywood,” Powersurge’s Andrea Harradine says. “Now though people are using metals, especially brass, to inject elements of luxury back into interiors.”

It’s this desire to inject luxury that has driven the use of brass and steel as artistic features. These range wildly from chairs to entire fitouts, and right through to singular standout residential pieces.

Folded Steel Wall
Folded Steel Wall

“People really like the contrast between commonly used building materials like wood and concrete and steel or brass,” Andrea says. “It’s also about the different texture of steel and being able to create a juxtaposition and layering of materials in a space.

 

“With steel, mild steel – which is often known as blackened steel – creates a very industrial aesthetic, and while this is still a dominant look, people are now pairing it with brass to add that element of luxury. It creates a beautiful contrast between the darker steel and the luxury of the brass.”

Brass is often specified by designers because of its vast range of finishes – from highly polished right through to the aged, antique look. “When we antique brass it really creates a worn-in look that achieves a sense of solidity and timelessness,” Andrea says.

Powersurge works both as designer and manufacturer, with a design team working alongside a team of skilled metal craftsmen to deliver an impressive portfolio of bespoke creations ranging from the singular item to extensive fitouts.

“What we tend to do is take on projects that are outside the square. We cross the line between art and function – creating what could be called functional art.”

Brass Console
Brass Console

Powersurge’s works of art are scattered across the country, with some of their most stunning creations adorning private homes, as standalone items in retail stores, and in some of our most well-known hospitality settings such as Burger Fuel restaurants.

Their scope is wide but their ethos is clear: their metal artists and designers work on those projects that are out of the ordinary, that are different to create bespoke works of art.

Make sure you visit Powersurge on ArchiPro here to see how you could incorporate metal in your next project.

Brass Ladder
Brass Ladder

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Powersurge Metalworks are an Auckland based company who design and manufacture in steel. Working seamlessly across a range of industries and in collaboration with some...

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Metal artistry: creating the extraordinary
Metal artistry: creating the extraordinary

Metal artistry: creating the extraordinary

A bespoke item created with the skill of craftsmanship that only decades of experience can achieve is something to be coveted...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

A bespoke item created with the skill of craftsmanship that only decades of experience can achieve is something to be coveted. These are pieces of work that add the ‘wow’ factor to any space, and features we’re seeing incorporated into rooms varying from residential settings right through to commercial, retail and hospitality interiors.

“Until lately the trend in interiors was a really pared back aesthetic with lots of plain timber and plywood,” Powersurge’s Andrea Harradine says. “Now though people are using metals, especially brass, to inject elements of luxury back into interiors.”

It’s this desire to inject luxury that has driven the use of brass and steel as artistic features. These range wildly from chairs to entire fitouts, and right through to singular standout residential pieces.

Folded Steel Wall
Folded Steel Wall

“People really like the contrast between commonly used building materials like wood and concrete and steel or brass,” Andrea says. “It’s also about the different texture of steel and being able to create a juxtaposition and layering of materials in a space.

 

“With steel, mild steel – which is often known as blackened steel – creates a very industrial aesthetic, and while this is still a dominant look, people are now pairing it with brass to add that element of luxury. It creates a beautiful contrast between the darker steel and the luxury of the brass.”

Brass is often specified by designers because of its vast range of finishes – from highly polished right through to the aged, antique look. “When we antique brass it really creates a worn-in look that achieves a sense of solidity and timelessness,” Andrea says.

Powersurge works both as designer and manufacturer, with a design team working alongside a team of skilled metal craftsmen to deliver an impressive portfolio of bespoke creations ranging from the singular item to extensive fitouts.

“What we tend to do is take on projects that are outside the square. We cross the line between art and function – creating what could be called functional art.”

Brass Console
Brass Console

Powersurge’s works of art are scattered across the country, with some of their most stunning creations adorning private homes, as standalone items in retail stores, and in some of our most well-known hospitality settings such as Burger Fuel restaurants.

Their scope is wide but their ethos is clear: their metal artists and designers work on those projects that are out of the ordinary, that are different to create bespoke works of art.

Make sure you visit Powersurge on ArchiPro here to see how you could incorporate metal in your next project.

Brass Ladder
Brass Ladder

Powersurge

Powersurge Metalworks are an Auckland based company who design and manufacture in steel. Working seamlessly across a range of industries and in collaboration with some...

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Metal artistry: creating the extraordinary

Metal artistry: creating the extraordinary

A bespoke item created with the skill of craftsmanship that only decades of experience can achieve is something to be coveted...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

A bespoke item created with the skill of craftsmanship that only decades of experience can achieve is something to be coveted. These are pieces of work that add the ‘wow’ factor to any space, and features we’re seeing incorporated into rooms varying from residential settings right through to commercial, retail and hospitality interiors.

“Until lately the trend in interiors was a really pared back aesthetic with lots of plain timber and plywood,” Powersurge’s Andrea Harradine says. “Now though people are using metals, especially brass, to inject elements of luxury back into interiors.”

It’s this desire to inject luxury that has driven the use of brass and steel as artistic features. These range wildly from chairs to entire fitouts, and right through to singular standout residential pieces.

Folded Steel Wall
Folded Steel Wall

“People really like the contrast between commonly used building materials like wood and concrete and steel or brass,” Andrea says. “It’s also about the different texture of steel and being able to create a juxtaposition and layering of materials in a space.

 

“With steel, mild steel – which is often known as blackened steel – creates a very industrial aesthetic, and while this is still a dominant look, people are now pairing it with brass to add that element of luxury. It creates a beautiful contrast between the darker steel and the luxury of the brass.”

Brass is often specified by designers because of its vast range of finishes – from highly polished right through to the aged, antique look. “When we antique brass it really creates a worn-in look that achieves a sense of solidity and timelessness,” Andrea says.

Powersurge works both as designer and manufacturer, with a design team working alongside a team of skilled metal craftsmen to deliver an impressive portfolio of bespoke creations ranging from the singular item to extensive fitouts.

“What we tend to do is take on projects that are outside the square. We cross the line between art and function – creating what could be called functional art.”

Brass Console
Brass Console

Powersurge’s works of art are scattered across the country, with some of their most stunning creations adorning private homes, as standalone items in retail stores, and in some of our most well-known hospitality settings such as Burger Fuel restaurants.

Their scope is wide but their ethos is clear: their metal artists and designers work on those projects that are out of the ordinary, that are different to create bespoke works of art.

Make sure you visit Powersurge on ArchiPro here to see how you could incorporate metal in your next project.

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Brass Ladder

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