Complex steel latticework and copper cladding on the bar.
Check out these super awesome pictures of our work in Shopbop.
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We would like to introduce you to our latest installation: Double Dutch Espresso in Harlem. Located at 2194 Frederick Douglass Blvd., this specialty coffee shop is unparalleled in the neighborhood.
The feel and décor of this sweet little coffee spot gives off a vintage vibe. Total Metal Resource has created a steel tube storefront that beautifully compliments the feel of the interior. Featuring bi-fold doors with a rusted patina, the storefront echoes the more modern look of the one we did for Chobani SoHo. The doors open up to the street for some fresh air on sunny spring days. The front door includes our signature TMR built-in lock set and a custom steel door handle, while the custom steel and glass transom over the storefront beautifully displays the Double Dutch logo and branding.
We plan to spend many lovely spring days enjoying Americanos and checking email in this lovely little shop. Interested in custom metal work for your storefront? Give us a call and we’ll help you out!
Congrats to our pals at Double Dutch Espresso on their arrival in Harlem!
Speaking of the Shinola flagship store, I just stumbled across this magazine article on the shop with a shoutout to our metalwork. Read the full article at vmsd.magazine.
Whether you’re shopping for clothing, coffee, or kicks, there’s something appealing about entering a world positively dedicated to that product—from wall-to-wall sunglasses displays to custom sneaker cubbies under every countertop. When product and retail space merge, it’s transportive, breeding brand loyalty, connoisseurship, and high buzz.
Shinola is exactly like that. The Detroit design brand has launched its flagship store in TriBeCa. With an interior designed by The Rockwell Group, the space evokes an American industrial tradition, melding with Shinola’s American-made, vintage-inspired bicycles, watches, leather goods, and notebooks. Bikes float against brick walls, held up by Total Metal Resource’s custom-made integrated shelving. An intricate staircase—made of steel—spirals its way up to an overhead catwalk. Light pours in from a steel-framed skylight, and brass details abound.
For our metalwork team, achieving the look and subsequent consumer experience that Shinola and The Rockwell Group wanted meant innovating new techniques. Here are two of our proudest moments:
1. We created a custom brass-cast exterior logo with a soft, distressed finish—the only one of its kind in NYC.
2. In order to create structural pieces with the strength of steel and the look of darkened brass, our staff came together, experimented in-house with various finishing products, and created a totally new steel finishing technique.
When it comes to creating a unique retail experience that fits your brand, Total Metal Resource has the custom metalworking chops. Check out photos of Shinola, and a write-up in the New York Times.