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Metal Lace | Exquisite coatings by Metalier Liquid Metal

Metal Lace in its Metalier incarnation is unique.

It is different to the traditional types of lace made with metal or metallic threads.  Metal lace by Metalier is a pattern laid onto the metal substrate.  It becomes an integral part of the substrate and the Metalier design teams work their magic to create different finishes using waxes and patinas.

The words metal and lace conjure up contrary images.

Metal implies strength and lace implies delicacy so “metal lace” together are a sort of juxtaposition.  This is what adds to the appeal of the concept – the juxtaposition of the two contracting elements to highlight their differences.

Metal lace can be in any pattern

Metalier metal lace is created by using textile laces in the process.  This means that the pattern can be unique or can be repeated depending on the required look.  And as always with Metalier ‘s handcrafted finishes every piece will be different and special.  And with the wide variety of metals, waxes and patinas in our portfolio you can ensure a special personalised look for your front door or feature wall, or kitchen cupboards or whatever else works in your home, office, hospitality or retail fit-out.

Ornate is beautiful

While minimalism isn’t dead, and we wouldn’t want it to be, sumptuous, luxurious richness is very popular with designers at present.  And it is the dual characteristics of the raw element of metal with the fineness and softness of lace that gives metal lace its finesse and enigmatic quality.

One of our favourite designers is about to launch a range of exquisite copper lace tables and the picture above is a sneak preview of part of what she has designed.  Watch this space to learn when the table range is available or contact us now to create your own special metal lace.  You could also reach us by completing the form below.


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Black Copper | Metalier Liquid Metal

Metalier Black Copper launched

This week Metalier launched its latest metal, Black Copper.  It has been the most successful launch in the Company’s history.  Architects and samples are clamouring for samples and it was specified the day after launch by MMiD Studio.  How is that for speed?

Black is always in fashion: and now there is Black Copper

We have often been asked for Black Metal but only now have we achieved what our designer clients have been asking for.  And it is so beautiful.

Metalier Black Copper sparkles

Because Black Copper is actually real Copper it has the minutest bright red copper specks randomly through it.  These specks do nothing to diminish the blackness of the finish.  Rather, they add to its depth and beauty.  Black Copper Liquid Metal is an incredibly sumptuous and luxurious finish.

Black Copper can be used indoors or out and it does not rust or corrode.  It is an excellent and cost-effective alternative to blackened steel.   It can be used anywhere – on kitchen cabinets and islands, on stairwells and reception counters.  It is equally at home in residential settings, in offices, retail or in bars and hotels.

Black is Metalier’s signature colour.  

It features strongly on our website and on our brochures and documentation.  Our business cards are black.  It was very gratifying this week placing samples into envelopes with a business card.  If you needed any proof that the metal was black, it was all there when the metal and card where placed side by side.

Metalier’s Black Copper liquid metal has been launched first in New Zealand.  If you are somewhere else, get in touch with us or the hub nearest you.  Launches elsewhere will follow shortly.  You can contact us the contact page on our website, by emailing us or by completing the form below.

We know you’ll love Black Copper as much as we do.


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Polished metal from Metalier Coatings

High Polished Metal is a designer favourite

The various metals come and go in popularity but the preference for polish remains constant.

In New Zealand at present brass is the favourite polished metal. 

It featured in The iconic Sugar Club in 2013 and has been specified in a new pub in Dunedin.  We have a bathtub in polished brass currently in our workshop waiting collection.  It actually looks gorgeous – it’s an old-fashioned free-standing tub with antique clawed feet.  It’s painted black on the outside which shows off and contrasts with the brass to great effect.  We particularly like brass with white – it looks clean and fresh but luxurious at the same time.

In the UK copper is currently the preferred polished metal

Our distributors in the UK tell us that it’s copper that is the “on-trend” polished metal at the moment.  And it seems that we’re following along here too with copper ceilings being specified in another South Island fit-out, in a Parnell restaurant, Woodpecker Hill and a new fit-out which we are longing to see completed.  This time it is going to be copper that is matched with white in a cross pattern.

All Metalier metals can be polished except iron

Actually iron can be a polished metal, it just never reaches the high sheen of the other metals in the Metalier range. Aluminium, brass, bronze, smoky bronze, copper and gunmetal bronze can all be highly polished.  So can our own metal mixes – classic gold, rose gold and aluminium blush.

We’re about to introduce new metals too.  On the drawing board for May 2015 are Zinc and Chocolate Bronze.  We can hardly wait to release them – in the workshop they’re putting the final touches on the samples now.

Contact us here or complete the form below to be the first to see the new metals.


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