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Twisted Channel Coffee Table

December 30th, 2016

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Custom Projects, Design

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This custom made steel table was inspired by a unique cross-section of twisted C channel. Many hours went into converting the very organic shape into a (not-so-organic) CAD file, which in turn was used to create this natural yet organized coffee table.

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Wagamama interiors – an intense yet beautiful project

December 2nd, 2016

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Custom Projects, Design

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Complex steel latticework and copper cladding on the bar.

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We do the Double Dutch (Espresso, that is)

March 31st, 2014

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Custom Projects, Design

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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! 

 

Transom with logo

Transom with logo


Steel tube doors and transom

Steel tube doors and transom

Exterior view

Exterior view


Custom door handle

Custom door handle

Interior view

Interior view

Shinola: How Custom Metalworking Transforms the Retail Experience

March 12th, 2014

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Custom Projects, Design

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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

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TMRnyc USA Map Shelving Unit Featured in New York Spaces

February 14th, 2014

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Custom Projects, Products

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The greatest things can happen when you aren’t paying attention. In our case, we got written up in New York Spaces magazine—and we didn’t even know it!

We recently got a call from a woman interested in “that amazing USA map shelf I saw in New York Spaces.” She was kind enough to send us the article in question. Sure enough, our shelving unit was featured in a January spread as part of a tricked out, ultra lavish man-cave. Cool! We’ve yet to locate a digital copy of the article, but here’s the scanned version:

 

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This perfectly seamed beauty measures 47 3/16” x 76 7/8” x 10”, and you can bring one home for $55,000 (mind you, it’ll take time—we don’t just keep these lying around).

If you’re interested in upping your manliness, a USA map shelf in the master study couldn’t hurt. However, if you’re on a budget, a trip to Metal Shop Fantasy Camp will do you one better. A few days welding with the pros, and you’ll have the foundations to create your own rugged work of steel.