Sochi Games Olympic Medals…The Use of Metals from Out of This World…Literally

All frosty international politics aside, these Olympic Medals for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games are otherworldly.

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Aside from the exquisite detail and color, what makes these olympic medals so special is the use of meteorite fragments.  You may recall the bright blazing footage of the Chelyabinsk meteorite blast from earlier this year – fragments of that meteorite were collected and will be fabricated into these gold and chondrite discs.

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To say these medals may be the most unusual Olympic metal handed out in history may be quite and understatement!

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SA Baxter Sponsors artMRKT Hamptons This Weekend! July 11th – 14th

We are excited to be sponsoring  this year’s artMRKT Hamptons event.  The event will be held on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Historical Society, July 11th – 14th.


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The event kicks off on Thursday, July 11th, with an opening night Preview Reception at 6PM, followed by an opening night party, curated and hosted by Norwood.

We will be showcasing our hardware in the LUXE Magazine VIP area.  Our collection will be displayed with an interesting twist.  We would love for you to stop by and interact with our door and cabinet hardware pieces.

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The weather is shaping up to be beautiful – so please come out to support modern art, and the Parrish Art Museum!

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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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In the Spirit of Joseph Cornell…SA Baxter and Elle Decor

Take a peek at this Joseph Cornell-inspired collage piece, created by Elle Decor.  We were delighted to have our Modern Keyhole Escutcheon (KE-1027) displayed in such a playful and well choreographed display.  Cheers to Anita Sarsini and Sang An for putting together such a beautiful piece.

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SA Baxter Keyhole Escutcheon, KE-1027, finished in polished nickel. Part of a series of Joseph Cornell Inspired Collage Sculptural pieces by Elle Decor.

Sublime Alloy…Metal Sculptures of Art Basel Miami Beach

The juggernaut event that is Art Basel Miami Beach had no shortage of incredible artwork installations in virtually every medium.  We tend to gravitate towards the metallic artwork Variety.  Take for example this aluminum and stainless steel sculpture, titled “The Garden”, by Peter Rogiers – we can only imagine a cluster of these in an outdoor setting.

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“The Garden,” 2012, Peter Rogiers, Galerie Thomas Schulte of Berlin.

And this sculpture, entitled “Bearlike Construction” by Gimhongsok, displays the amazing intricacy possible with bronze sculpture.  The illusion of being a beanbag-like structure is positively intriguing.

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“Bearlike Construction” 2012, Gimhongsok, Kukje Gallery of Seoul, Korea/Tina Kim Gallery of New York.

Finally, a whirlwind of metal – “Twin Vortexes” by Alice Aycock, crafted of painted aluminum – this piece feels as though it is truly in motion.

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“Twin Vortexes,” 2012 (painted aluminum), Alice Aycock, Collins Park

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