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NY Times Sunday Styles article about Shinola featuring TMRnyc

July 21st, 2013




The Motor City design brand Shinola, which has become revered for its locally manufactured watches, bicycles, leather goods and notebooks, is opening an inviting new flagship store in Tribeca.

Thank you for the shout out David!


Custom-Fabricated Metal Seating: Modern Seating Pulls Double Duty

January 11th, 2012




Diamond Plated Box SeatingIt’s a chair! It’s a bench! It’s a table! It’s a … what exactly is that?

“That” is a diamond-plated box, and it’s one of the simplest yet most functional designs we’ve got here at TMRnyc’s metal fabrication shop.

Brooklyn, NYC residents and business owners alike have been snapping up these utilitarian conversation pieces because they’re not only completely on-trend, they’re diversely functional and durable. 

Measuring 12 inches by 12 inches square and 20 inches high, the Diamond-Plated Box seating element is industrial and minimal in design, yet something about it simply works in modern, trendy spaces. Initially meant as seating options, we’ve seen plenty of clients use them as small metal tables.

NYC designers like them as edgy ottomans as well, and they just seem to pull their weight no matter where they’re placed in a room.

One of the fun things about custom metal furniture is that, unlike wood or plastic, metal is durable enough to be used in multiple ways without showing wear. In fact, most of our sleek designs look better as they develop a patina with age. So when it’s time for a change, you can take that Diamond-Plated Box and use it as a table instead of the chair it’s been, or vice versa.

Pair it with a funky table lamp if it used to be a seating element, or plunk it down in the middle of the room as a coffee table if you’ve been using it at the end of a couch. That’s the fun part: The Diamond-Plated Box is whatever you think it is. All we know is that it’s cool.

For information about custom-fabricated metal seating available at TMRnyc, contact us.


Dolce Vita brass display tables

September 1st, 2011


Custom Projects, Material Process



Brass tables fresh from the sandblaster. Properly prepared and ready to take patina. We have really enjoyed working with designer Sinclair Scott Smith and Dolce Vita Shoes to put the final touches on their new showroom in the Puck Building. Look for more progress images soon.

The Pipe Bomb Bar

April 12th, 2009




The pipe bomb bar’s rich, lustrous, hand-rubbed blackened patina Read More »