Friday Foundry Walkabout…

As usual, things are busy-busy at the Factory!  Machines are humming and metal is pouring!  Here are few quick shots of works in progress, samples, and other goodies!

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Amorphous Bronze…’Growth Chair’ @ Design Miami/Basel

This stunning bronze chair, shown at last week’s Design Miami/Basel event (which happens in conjunction with Art Basel in Switzerland), was created by Designer and Artist Matthias Bengtsson.

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The truly fascinating aspect of this concept is the usage of software for the design process – which is driven by a bio-mimicry technique to generate this flowing intertwined form – not unlike the virtual nature-inspired algorithmic designs of Somerville, MA based Nervous System.  The form is captivating, as is the color and tone of that bronze…Call us impressed.

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Captivating Cabinet Knobs

Here are a few new cabinet knobs making their shiny debut, including designs by Harry Allen and Robert A.M. Stern.  These knobs may be found in our ‘Little Black Book’ catalog, and will be posted to our website within the next couple of days.  Please contact us for more information!

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A Touch of Midas…Metallic Marble Wallpaper from Calico Wallpaper

Inspired by our founder Scott Baxter’s first entrepreneurial venture of wallpapering, we wanted to seek out wallpapers that related to our world of metal and patina.  And then we happened to stumble across this lovely new wallpaper from Brooklyn, NY based Calico Wallpaper.

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We think of our old gold or satin burnished brass finishes upon seeing this.  So beautiful…we want it!

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That Entrepreneurial Itch…New York Times Features SA Baxter Founder and CEO Scott Baxter

This past Sunday’s New York Times Jobs section featured Scott Baxter, SA Baxter’s Founder and CEO.  Click here for the full article.

Scott A. Baxter, SA Baxter Founder and CEO Photo: Andrew French

Scott A. Baxter, SA Baxter Founder and CEO
Photo: Andrew French

Did you know that Scott Baxter professionally hung wallpaper in his younger days?

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3D Printed Magnificent Metal

German Industrial Designer, Ralf Holleis, developed the VRZ 2 Track bicycle, featuring titanium hardware, built via a new proprietary 3D printing technology called LaserCUSING®.

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The lugs, bottom bracket, dropouts, and stem are all fabricated using this fascinating additive digital process.

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Beautiful golden color, interesting design detail, and cutting edge fabrication technology?  What’s not to love?

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As discussed here, we use 3D printing  here at SA Baxter to develop custom prototypes quickly for internal development, as well as for our clients’ bespoke needs.  ¡Viva la 3D Printing Revolución!

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