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Brief Published: 19 Nov 2018

Designer Paints with Metal for New Furniture Venture

MRM by Marcin Rusak

London-based designer Marcin Rusak explores the potential of metal in his latest furniture series, which takes inspiration from the complexities of colour and texture in abstract art. Liquefied metals are sprayed and painted to create elegant and alluring painterly surfaces.

The venture, called MRM (Marcin Rusak Manufacturing), aims to amalgamate material exploration with new manufacturing processes, as a way of injecting artistic expression into the furniture landscape.

The designer finishes the furniture pieces using a metal spraying technique, traditionally used in largescale industrial manufacturing. Metals such as bronze, brass, copper, zinc and aluminium are applied to the 3D structures using a hand-controlled application, which allows for a crafted aesthetic.

The collection includes a drinks cabinet, console and coffee tables, which feature sophisticated combinations of deep metallic shades and rich textures. Textured bronze is contrasted with satin-sheen zinc, cool aluminium gradates into warm bronze, and misted zinc and bronze create compositional surfaces, where warm, red-tinted bronze sits alongside glowing gold.

Rusak hopes the brand will become a platform for other designers to produce their own unique and creative furniture collections, based on the mantra of materiality, and innovative and disruptive manufacturing techniques.

See Modern Metallics for more innovative and inspiring metal applications.