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Plein Sud Staircase

November 23rd, 2013

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Custom Projects, Misc

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M.C. Escher himself would have been impressed with this project. The goal for this project was to create a staircase that also appeared to be upside down. The project, located at The Smyth Hotel in Tribeca, was centered around the bar and led to the downstairs lounge.  The Smyth Hotel is highly acclaimed for providing both hotel accommodations and upscale residences with a distinguished modern appeal. If you ever get the chance to go see the project, keep your eyes open, David Bowie might just be walking down the stairs singing Within You.

Plein Sud at The Smyth Hotel

85 West Broadway, New York,  NY. 10007

www.thompsonhotels.com

212-204-5555



Working With a Custom Metal Fabricator Will Change Your Life

August 5th, 2013

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Custom Projects

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Sprinkles Custom Metal FacadeConverting an old warehouse into lofts?

Renovating a brownstone?

Designing a new restaurant?

One of the coolest parts of your new project could also be the least expected: custom metal fabrication.

Working with a custom metal fabricator as you move from the concept and planning stages all the way through design, fabrication, and installation can be an exciting experience, whether your project is for your own private home or for a client’s commercial space.

Interior Architects and Designers Enhance Their Work With Custom Metal Fabricators

For interior architects and interior designers, there is nothing quite like creating a space that goes beyond a client’s expectations or taking a blank space and molding it to reflect the look, feel, and style a client wants.

One of the most dramatic ways to accomplish this level of individuality in a space is through including custom-designed and custom-fabricated elements, be they decorative, functional, or both.

Why build a closed, wooden staircase when you can work with a custom metal fabricator and create the illusion of floating steps with a steel mono-stringer staircase?

Why buy mass-produced tables at a design warehouse when you can create focal points that also demonstrate your client’s dedication to conscious consumerism by instead choosing locally handcrafted, stylish steel tables made of upcycled metal scrap?

By working with a custom metal fabricator, you can turn an ordinary space into a canvas for a truly unique design.

TMRnyc works with professionals and private parties alike to create every type of custom-fabricated metal furnishing imaginable. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind bar for a client’s new restaurant or the perfect accent piece for your power office, we’ll work with you to craft exactly what you’re picturing.

Contact TMRnyc today for a consultation! 

 

Sticky: Total Metal Resource in the NY Times!

July 23rd, 2013

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Misc

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Turn On Your Desk

April 2nd, 2012

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Design, Products

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TMRnyc SideWired DeskJust this week, Scott Behr, owner of TMRnyc, was reading The New York Times online, and he came across a Home & Garden piece by Steven Kurutz about the need for today’s furniture manufacturers to adapt their designs to our new digital lifestyle.

“It was called Furniture Meets the Digital Age,’” says Behr with a smile. “Great article, and the guy’s right – furniture needs to change to not only reflect how we live today but actually support that lifestyle. That is, it’s not enough to have a shelf for your iPhone to sit on next to your bed at night. You need a docking station so the phone can be accessible while charging. Still,” Behr continues, “reading that piece, I couldn’t help thinking, ‘Yeah, we’ve been doing that at TMRnyc for several years now.’

In particular, Behr was referencing the SideWired™ Furniture line. In 2009, some of the TMRnyc team members simply got fed up with the constant cord clutter challenge so many people hassle with daily, especially on their desks.

On a given desk, the average person might always have a lamp, a printer, an external hard drive, and a phone. But then add in the portables that need constant charging for efficient use such as cell phones, tablets, and laptops, and suddenly the desk is a crisscross of cords, all of which trail down over the edge onto a power strip that’s plugged into the wall. It’s messy, disorganized, and ruins the aesthetic appeal of what might otherwise be a gorgeous office.

From this observation was born the SideWired™ Desk, a prototype for the Brooklyn Design 2009 show, which ultimately gave way to the entire SideWired™ Furniture line.

The desk is a minimalist design, clean, with a glass top. Beneath that glass top is a flip-down compartment for adapters and coils of excess cord length. The necessary amount of cord is fed up through small holes in the glass, while the plug is fed toward the side of the desk where it plugs into a/c outlets that are built right into the UL-Listed desk itself. The desk plugs into the wall, and functions safely with a simple on/off switch that serves as a surge protector to safeguard your electronics.

“Today’s technology is about integration and customization,” says Behr, “and your furniture should be, too. That’s what works about the SideWired™ line. It’s furniture for the way we live. Now.”

What do you think of the SideWired™ line? In what style of desk would you like to see this functionality? We’re working on some exciting new designs, so stay tuned to the TMRnyc blog for product updates and exciting news!

 

Well, There’s Something You Don’t See Every Day…

March 23rd, 2012

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Custom Projects

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Custom metal fabrication is as much an art as it is a science. Craftsmanship and skill come together to create unique metal pieces in our shop every day that we look on as functional works of art. But our recent work with Parisian artist Adel Abdessemed was all about the art, and it was seriously cool.

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Friend of the shop, Derek Haffar, introduced the TMRnyc team to Abdessemed when the artist was looking for a space in which to work on his ironically titled piece, Hope. The entire TMRnyc team was eager to participate in a new, different project that was truly art for art’s sake. Says TMRnyc’s Scott Behr, “Derek spearheaded the creation of the cast garbage bags and the overall production of the artwork. It was a really interesting project to work on. Our unique shop happens to have a ground floor, drive-in space, and our 5,000 square-foot shop made it possible to accommodate such an unusual request.”

The end product, Hope, is installed at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York. Reviewers are deconstructing the work and hailing it as brilliant irony and social commentary. Artnet.com’s Emily Nathan says of the piece, “The attitude of Algerian-born, Paris-based artist Adel Abdessemed (b. 1971) is distinctly embodied in an installation that anchors his current exhibition at David Zwirner gallery in Chelsea — a foundered dinghy that he discovered in the Florida Keys, shipped to New York, filled with cast resin sculptures of black garbage bags and perversely titled Hope (2011-2012).”

The vision was Abdessemed’s. The concept. The goal. This time around, the TMRnyc team was glad to take a supporting role and just help out another artist.

Behind the scenes video showing the boat arriving at the TMRnyc shop

Contact TMRnyc at 718-384-7818 to discuss your next custom metal project.