metal design

Metal Design with Metalier Liquid Metals

Metal Design is a Metalier skill

Metal design – exploring and pushing the boundaries are what we love best at Metalier.  The team's metal design skills can be required, for example, to work out how to create an aged brass patina for a kitchen fit-out.  They are currently working out a way to copper coat an old rustic steel door.  They have worked painstakingly to create the exact colour effect for a high end retail fit-out.

Metal Design is one part of what we do

We also go the second mile to help you realize your metal design ideas.  Right now we are working with a designer who wants to create a coffee table with differently styled legs.  We have sourced the wood-turner who has turned the legs, we have found the manufacturer who will make the table top and advise on the bracing of the legs.  And all of this is just part of the service.  We’ll let you know when the table is available and how you can buy one for yourself.

Chandeliers are a new metal design from Metalier

In this case the chandelier retailer new exactly what she wanted.  Sometimes it’s a bit difficult to get ideas out of other people’s heads and into a metal design that works.  We had a few iterations of the finish until we got it right.  But we’re always happy to work at it and the end result is amazing.  When the new shop is open we’ll tell you where it is and we’ll even post a picture of the completed light fitting.  I tell you this is something like you have never seen before.

Metal Design inspires us

There are so many beautiful metal ideas out there – we get so excited.

Your Metal Design can be your idea or ours

Metalier will work with you to create your vision.  We’ll make suggestions and let you have our ideas but we never boss – promise.  Well, if we do, we’ll be nice about it and you won’t even notice.

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Design with metal | Metalier Liquid Metal

Metalier creates new opportunities to design with metal

Design with metal is exciting with Metalier Liquid Metal because of all the possible, affordable and challenging options that it allows.

Life is never dull at the Metalier workshop at HQ. To illustrate this right now in our workshop we have a number of amazing front doors about to grace homes in Parnell, Auckland, in Herne Bay and in Fiji.  We bathroom and kitchen vanities undergoing the Metalier design with metal treatment in Ravine/Gunmetal Bronze and brass.

We have some rusted filigree-style steel gates and booth dividers that will be sandblasted, galvanized and coated with copper.  This is design with metal simply not achievable in any other way.  These are going into a Parnell restaurant.

We have strand board which is being coated with black-waxed aluminium which is designed for a high-end fashion boutique – actually two of them:  one in Auckland and the other in Melbourne.

And while all this is going on we are working at perfecting our soon to be released new flooring, our panel system and exclusive light-fittings (more about this soon).  And this is not to mention coming up with new texture and sample ideas.  Our most popular right now our rolled steel look in Ravine/Gunmetal Bronze.

Metalier have a wide range of metals, textures and finishing techniques

The wide range of metals, the wide range of textures and effects and the range of patinas and waxes ensure that your design with metal is unique.  Add to that the fact that every finish is hand-crafted and you truly have individual and unique design with metal.

Most of the commissions Metalier undertakes would not be possible without Metalier Liquid Metal.  The restaurant pieces, for example, would be astronomically expensive if cast in solid copper, the strand board in the boutiques would have literally weighed a tonne and the light-fittings.  Just not possible – full stop.

To explore your ideas for design with metal contact the teams either at HQ in New Zealand, in the UK or in Texas USA.  One of the best things about Metalier is that each and every one in our world-wide team bring another aesthetic and new creativity proving that design with metal possibilities are endless.


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Metal Design Solutions | Metalier Liquid Metal

Metal design solutions are what Metalier does best.

We find solutions that just wouldn’t be there if you were trying to use sheet or foundry metal.

Here are some examples of our metal design solutions

  1. The portholes in the bathrooms of The Sugar Club. The Sugar Club incidentally just won its designers, Jasmax, a gold pin in The Designers Institute Best Awards in the Spatial Design Hospitality category.  It was The Sugar Club design that won the award, not just the bathrooms, but as our brass covers a good 30% of the walls in the Club we figure it’s partly our award too!

The portholes could simply not have been created so easily and cost-effectively without Metalier’s metal design solutions.

  1. Staying with brass again – we’re coating some steel handles for a customer. They wanted solid brass but brass was too weak – actually they said week but we knew what they meant.  Another metal design solution from Metalier!
  2. And just think of complicated. There is nothing more complicated than the mock Swiss army knife design in Sylvia Park Mall.   Instead of things for taking stones out of horses’ hooves and such-like, there is an oar, a pair of skis and poles, an ice pick, a snow board and a bicycle as well as a corkscrew and a bottle-opener.  There was no practical way of making that piece without metal design solutions from Metalier liquid metal.  This design was completed in aluminium.
  3. And if weight is a problem Metalier liquid metal rust selections are metal design solutions in themselves. A standard sheet of corten steel weighs 100kg or so.  The same sized sheet of Metalier’s liquid metal rust on MDF weighs about 15 kg.  And it’s so much easier to machine.  And it doesn’t leach and it doesn’t eventually just disappear.

For metal design solutions come to the experts either at HQ in NZ, in the UK or in the USA.  Throw us your metal problems and test our mettle.  (Sorry!)


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Liquid Metal Coatings | Talent in Brunei

Metalier Liquid Metal Coatings in Brunei

Metalier metal veneer is artistically and creatively applied and finished by Mettech Design Solution of Brunei Darussaalam.

Yani and Wafi of Mettech are the talented distributors of Metalier Liquid Metal Coatings in the island of Borneo including Brunei, Sarawak and Sabah.

Mettech was trained in-house in Brunei.

The Metalier Liquid Metal Coatings design team relished the opportunity to visit Brunei.  While there they were royally treated too!  It was a good call to visit there in this instance as Will and Tony were able to address and solve on the spot any issues that arose because of the heat of the tropics.

Mettech Liquid Metal Coatings have created a stunning showroom

The Mettech showroom illustrates the unlimited possibilities of Metalier Liquid Metal Coatings.  It showcases our mantra that each designer will interpret each finish slightly differently from others.  This is one of the things that keeps our Liquid Metal Coatings vibrant, exciting and in constant development.

Liquid Metal Coatings transcend boundaries of culture and religion.

Mettech have shown this with their work of kalimaALLAH – a significant aluminium finished piece on a wooden substrate featured above.

Contrast this with the Polystyrene mannequin heads in iron and brass.

Or Mr Stark!

Back here at HQ, we have been involved with the redesign of the old ASB Building, now home to Auckland Council.  The lintels and plinths of the three main entranceways have been clad in liquid metals coatings that evoke a Maori ethic.  We’ll showcase that work when the building has been opened officially.  We’ve done “Italy” at The Sugar Club  and we are looking forward to the Russian style that will no doubt shortly reveal itself in Ekaterinburg.

For Metalier style in your country – whether you want us to produce something for you or to become one of the team why don’t you contact us now?  There are many countries and areas still waiting for Metalier to arrive.  You could take us there.


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