Feature This…Grand Luxury Travel Magazine mentions SA Baxter as a London Design Desitination

The Canadian publication, Grand Luxury Travel Magazine, included SA Baxter as part of a London Design Destination story, as part of a required trip to Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.

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SA Baxter’s London Showroom at the DCCH – a London Design Destination.

We’ll refrain from giving away all of the other ‘must-see destinations’ in this August issue – but a couple of key mentions include The Victoria & Albert Museum and Clerkenwell.

Thank you for the mention!

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!

Via core77.com 

Stunning Silversmithing…The Works of Hamish Dobbie

The young Metal Artist and Jewelry Designer, Hamish Dobbie, has certainly made a splash in the world of metal sculpture.

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We are enamored with the aesthetic of this collection, and impressed with the use of 3D CAD and 3D printing technologies.  The combination of digital fabrication and delicate hand-chasing, is something we can most definitely relate to.

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The intersection of 3D CAD modeling tools and traditional sculpture mediums has allowed artists to literally warp and replicate forms – which are typically straight and prismatic.  Here’s an excellent example, titled Fingals’ Goblet:

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Bravo!

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!

www.art-mrkt.com/hamptons/

www.bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org

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We Agree…An American Manufacturing Renaissance

It goes without saying that we at SA Baxter are unequivocally proud of our American-based manufacturing heritage.  We are also proud to be part of a new American Manufacturing Resurgence.  A number of Articles and Analysts have cited the potential shift in ‘Made in the USA’ advantages: abundant fuel sources, improvements in productivity, and challenges with outsourcing issues such as rising shipping costs and increasing Chinese wages.

(Scroll down further for links to related articles.)

SA Baxter was founded as an American based manufacturer, on the principles of superior craftsmanship, and maximization of green sustainable practices – which made New York’s Hudson Valley the natural choice for our Foundry and Atelier.

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Another facet of this new fabrication enthusiasm: We’re also excited to see so many gutsy Innovators in the US, taking advantage of access to digital fabrication technologies such as 3D printing and laser-cutting.  The rise of crowd-sourced funding such as Kickstarter is fueling even more USA-based ‘get it done’ fervor.  Things are really starting to get interesting…

References:

http://business.time.com/2013/04/11/how-made-in-the-usa-is-making-a-comeback/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/bmoharrisbank/2012/12/13/is-manufacturing-making-a-comeback-in-the-us/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/01/is-u-s-manufacturing-set-for-a-comeback-or-is-it-all-hype/

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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Photos by Simon Markhof

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

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Photos by Simon Markhof

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!

via Core77.com

Bronze in Our Backyard…Storm King Features Thomas Houseago

Not far from our Upstate New York Foundry is the world-renowned Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York.  Known for stunning and tremendous outdoor sculptures, in an idyllic natural setting, Storm King has recently welcomed a series of works by Thomas Houseago, titled: As I Went Out One Morning.

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Mr. Houseago is a Los Angeles-based Artist, well known for his use of simple materials and haunting interpretive works.  His pieces have been exhibited around the globe, and now we get a chance to see and touch his work at the ideal outdoor venue.

http://houseago.stormking.org/works.html

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