Expanded Metal Fences in Europe

Expanded Metal Fences Arbat by Fratelli Mariani

Fratelli Mariani expanded metal meshes can be highly customized according to your technical needs and appearance specifications. They are suitable for multiple metal-working processes, such as bending, curving, cutting, and welding.


Arbat is an expanded metal with a large hexagonal mesh. The small opening makes it perfect for all those occasions where you want to conceal, that’s why it is ideal for fences. It gives the right privacy whilst letting light through.


Fratelli Mariani expands different metals to create MARIANItech® including:

  • Aluminum
  • Mild steel
  • Pre-galvanized steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Corten
  • Bronze

Surface Treatment

Modern surface treatments can be carried out on these products based on appearance, design and duration over time, such as powder coating, natural and colored anodizing as well as hot-dip galvanizing. Their durability is guaranteed by the protective finishings available in unlimited color variations.

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Ten steely kitchens that use metal as their primary material

A black steel island fitted between original cast-iron columns, a gleaming stainless-steel kitchen and one with reclaimed metal cabinetry are among the kitchen interiors featured in our latest lookbook.

Metal kitchens can make for a stylish addition to a residential interior, often lending the heart of the home an industrial and restaurant-style look.

These types of kitchens are said to have risen to popularity during the 1950s, after the steel factories that were formerly used to manufacture weapons pivoted to produce domestic goods.

Though they went out of favour in the 1960s, by the turn of the millennium sleek, stainless steel kitchens were popularised in residential homes as the result of a futuristic, technology-driven outlook.

They have since come to represent a modern kitchen look. Here, Dezeen has spotlighted ten homes that make use of metal in residential kitchens in different ways.

This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing relaxing hammocks, white bathrooms and minimalist interiors with natural palettes.

Frame House, UK, by Jonathan Tuckey Design

British studio Jonathan Tuckey Design renovated this Grade-II listed building in west London, creating a two-storey home that features open-plan living solutions and skeletal partitions.

Its kitchen, which was positioned behind an intentionally incomplete wall, was clad in stainless steel to provide the home with a cool metallic distinction against the exposed brick walls and plywood carpentry that surround it.

Casa Roc, Spain, by Nook Architects

Fitted along the edge of an open-plan living and dining room, a glossy metal-lined kitchen adds a modern look to the interior of this Barcelona apartment, which was renovated by Spanish studio Nook Architects.

The renovation saw the studio maintain the Gothic Quarter apartment’s original mosaic floors and wooden beams while applying shades of grey and white across the walls and ceiling.

Farmhouse, Switzerland by Baumhauer

Set within a vaulted room in a traditional barn house in the Swiss hamlet of Florins, architecture studio Baumhauer used clean lines and modern finishes to juxtapose against the home’s farmhouse look.

An L-shaped kitchen, comprised of two stainless steel counters and rows of cabinetry, was placed beneath the curving ceiling. The metal countertop has a seamless look and features a built-in sink and electric hob, with appliances incorporated within the steel cupboards below.

Casa Roc, Spain, by Nook Architects

Fitted along the edge of an open-plan living and dining room, a glossy metal-lined kitchen adds a modern look to the interior of this Barcelona apartment, which was renovated by Spanish studio Nook Architects.

The renovation saw the studio maintain the Gothic Quarter apartment’s original mosaic floors and wooden beams while applying shades of grey and white across the walls and ceiling.

Barcelona apartment, Spain, by Isabel López Vilalta

Several partition walls were removed in architecture and interior design studio Isabel López Vilalta’s overhaul of this penthouse apartment in Barcelona’s Sarrià-Sant Gervasi.

Afterward, the studio fitted a black iron island that anchored the kitchen, and its appliances, within the now open-plan kitchen, dining and living area.

“Life in the kitchen was very important to the family, they felt more comfortable in a lively, gathering space than in a strictly traditional and functional kitchen,” said Vilalta.

The Photographer’s Loft, US, by Desai Chia Architecture

Aptly named The Photographer’s Loft, this minimal loft apartment in New York was renovated by US studio Desai Chia Architecture for a photographer local to the city. It occupies a 5,000-square-foot former industrial space and is complete with cast iron columns that line the interior.

Within the home’s main living space, the studio fitted a long black steel kitchen island that runs parallel to a stark white row of kitchen cabinetry and also a dining table.

The island’s dark steel construction ties to the apartment’s existing iron columns, creating the impression that it existed alongside its original industrial features.

CCR1 Residence, US, by Wernerfield

With a material palette consisting of concrete, steel, teak and glass, this kitchen has a stainless-steel finish that covers its worktops, appliances and below- and overhead cabinetry.

The kitchen has a U-shaped design that backs onto its living and dining area, creating a social yet practical space. The home was designed by Dallas studio Wernerfield and occupies a lakefront setting in a rural location 60 miles southeast of Dallas.

Casa Ocal, Ecuador, by Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de Arquitectura

Reclaimed metal was used across the kitchen of this home designed by architecture studio Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de Arquitectura in northern Ecuador.

The textural weathered material was used across its cupboards, countertops and splashback and contrasts against the home’s light timber walls. Positioned above the single row of cabinets, and with a sink at its middle, a rectangular window provides views across the hilly surroundings.

House in Tokushima, Japan, by FujiwaraMuro Architects

Fitted in a home in Tokushima, a city on the Japanese island of Shikoku, a metallic kitchen flanks a living and dining room between its split-level living arrangement.

Designed by Japanese studio FujiwaraMuro Architects, the kitchen comprises an open-plan design, with its countertops and sink looking out to an adjoining breakfast bar that lines the border of the home’s dining room.

East Dulwich house extension, UK, by Alexander Owen Architecture

London studio Alexander Owen Architecture added a marble-clad extension to this Victorian mid-terrace in East Dulwich, London, which houses a kitchen fitted with poured concrete floors, shot-blaster pewter brick walls, a timber ceiling and a stainless steel kitchen.

The L-shaped kitchen stretches the width of the home and extends across the adjoining length of the extensions pewter brick walls. Stainless steel clads the tops of the kitchen’s worksurfaces and the sides of an island placed at the centre of the space.

Shakespeare Tower apartment, UK, by Takero Shimazaki Architects

Metal countertops top wooden cabinetry at this Japanese-style apartment located within London’s Barbican Estate by London-based studio Takero Shimazaki Architects.

The apartment comprises a primarily wooden interior that is complemented with cooler materials, such as glossy-black subway tiles organised across the floors of the kitchen, steel worksurfaces and appliances that run parallel in the galley-style space. An exposed concrete ceiling provides a finishing touch.

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Paul Coenen folds single sheet of steel to form furniture “that can last a generation”

Designer Paul Coenen has opened up his workshop in Eindhoven as part of Dutch Design Week to display a collection of monobloc furniture and homeware, made from stainless steel without the need for coatings, adhesives or fastenings.

Instead, the standardised sheet metal is folded into shape to form three seating designs, a mirror and table lamp, which are currently on show as part of the Tell Me I’m Pretty group exhibition in Eindhoven’s Sectie-C warehouse district.

Camber stool and SST mirror by Paul Coenen at DDW
Paul Coenen is exhibiting a collection of steel furniture and homeware at Dutch Design Week
“All my work from the last two years is made entirely from one material,” Coenen told Dezeen. “When I have complete freedom I get lost in all the possibilities, so I like to give myself some limitations.”

“Sheet metal comes in certain standard sizes and the machines that work with sheet metal all have their limitations,” he added. “Within these limitations, I like to create something new.”

Closeup of Cambio chair at DDW
Each of the pieces is made from one sheet of metal
Coenen’s process begins by playing with sheets of paper to visualise – on a smaller, less labor-intensive scale – how he could fold the metal into functional design pieces.

The resulting pattern is then transposed onto a sheet of stainless steel much like a sewing pattern, before being bent into shape using a combination of manual force and an industrial brake press.

“It’s like a conversation between what the machine can do and what I can do myself,” Coenen explained.

Steel bench by Paul Coenen
The pieces are sanded rather than finished with a chemical coating
Sanding helped to produce a soft matte, almost opalescent finish for the as-yet-unnamed lamp prototype, as well as for the Camber chair, stool and bench.

To create the SST mirror, the metal was simply polished to a high shine so that it can reflect its surroundings.

“I like the idea that you can make this mirror from one material in one piece,” Coenen said. “So the reflection goes around the corner all the way to the back where you have the hanging system.”

Cambio stool at Dutch Design Week
They are bent into shape using a mixture of manual labor and industrial machinery
Also on show as part of Dutch Design Week (DDW) are some of Coenen’s older pieces, including the Tension shelf and side table. These are also made entirely from stainless steel but consist of multiple pieces, including a curved metal sheet pieced by several shelves.

Although steel has a notoriously high carbon footprint, Coenen believes that the material offers superior durability and thus a longer lifespan than aluminum and other metals.

Solar Buddies solar lighting system by Zahra Ghiasi, Jason Pi and Lucien Tirou of Lund University
Lund University students design solar-powered lights to reduce our reliance on the grid
“I know that steel is not the right material to use, it’s not a clean process,” he said. “But I believe that, with all of my products, if you treat them well they will still be there in 200 years.”

“I want to create pieces that can last a generation,” he added. “I try not to follow trends, so they look like they could’ve been designed 20 years ago but also 20 years from now.”

SST mirror edge by Paul Coenen
The SST mirror is made entirely of stainless steel
Tell Me I’m Pretty also features work by three other Dutch design firms that share the same workshop and showroom as Coenen.

Among the other participants are sculptural designer Onno Adriaanse, Tijs Gilde’s Studio Guilty and local designer Tim Teven, whose squashed Pressure vases and Tube seats explore the possibilities of working with steel from a different angle.

Tension shelf made from stainless steel
Also being presented is Coenen’s tension series
“Tell Me I’m Pretty is a bit satirical,” Coenen explained. “When we were designing the expo, we thought about how we can create a space that is nice to be photographed for Instagram – because it’s very important obviously.”

“So we thought let’s make fun of the whole idea by saying: look at us designers, tell us we are pretty because we’re insecure.”

Exterior shot of tell me I’m pretty exhibition at DDW
The pieces are on show as part of the Tell Me I’m Pretty group exhibition
Other standout projects from this year’s DDW year include a collection of solar-powered lights designed by students from Lund University to reduce our reliance on the grid and a photovoltaic canopy from V8 Architects that marks the end of the Solar Biennale.

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Installs folded steel staircase, design by Bell Phillips

A folded steel staircase runs alongside an exposed brick wall to connect the two levels of this east London flat by architecture studio Bell Phillips.

Located in Hackney, the home is one of several created through the conversion of a Victorian school building characterised by walls of yellow-hued London stock brick.

South London-based Bell Phillips – whose recent projects include a park inside a converted Victorian gas holder – demolished a former staircase that once ran parallel with the apartment’s mezzanine level.

The team replaced it with a new stair constructed from a six-millimetre-thick sheet of steel that was folded and welded before being finished with a coating of atomised brass.

This is positioned at the far end of the living area, alongside one of the exposed brick walls.

“The minimal slimline design of the stair increases the sense of space whilst adding a focal point to the living area,” said the architects.

“The delicacy of the folded plate steel stair has been designed as a counterpoint to the exposed brick walls of the existing building.”

“The brass finish gives a tonal warmth and depth of finish to the stair that compliments the colour and texture of the brick to create a dialogue between the old and new,” they added.

A matching handrail runs alongside the stair, screwed into the brickwork.

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Anodized aluminum frame for Interior with decorative grid profiles

PortaPivot 3530 is a glass partition system made from interior-grade anodized aluminum. Anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant finish.

This system can be used as a standalone glass partition or can be used alongside PortaPivot pivot and sliding door systems. The frame can be fitted with any 6 or 8 mm thick tempered glass for endless design purposes.


  • Black
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Stainless steel

Grid Profiles

Optional aluminum grid profiles can be installed on the surface of the glass. The aluminum lines can be glued on both sides of the glass and are used for aesthetic design purposes.‎ These decorative grid profiles are available in 15 and 30 mm width and can easily be cut to the right size in order to create different designs.‎


A local craftsman will configure and order the desired setup online. PortaPivot produces the necessary hardware and provides the glass dimensions, so the craftsman can order glass locally. Hardware will ship within 20 business days for assembly and installation on-site.


  • Minimal frame: 35 x 30 mm | 1.38 x 1.18 in
  • Available in 4 anodized colors
  • Compatible with 6 or 8 mm glass | 1/4 or 5/16 glass

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Shading Screens – Perforated Facade Panels

Perforated Bruag facade panels can be used as sliding shutters, providing a special ambiance both day and night. The exquisite perforations in the individual facade systems give rise to a variety of lighting patterns, depending on the time of day and the angle of sunlight. During the day, beams of sunlight seek a path through the imaginative perforated panel facade, giving rise to an interesting array of shapes in the interior. During darkness, fascinating lights and shadows penetrate to the outside.

Besides a wide choice of standard perforation patterns, it is also possible to produce customized designs. In this way, different types of ornaments like writing, company logos or any other pattern can be easily realized.

Features and Benefits 

  • Individual shapes (incl. perforations and ornamentations) made possible by use of laser-cutting technology
  • Mechanically robust
  • Scratch-proof, impact-resistant and shock-resistant
  • Very high fracture strength
  • Not brittle
  • Moisture-resistant
  • No swelling due to moisture load
  • Frost-proof
  • Termite-proof
  • Natural appearance, with a matt surface
  • Straight-forward installation
  • Extensive choice of colors (over 3000)
    • NCS S Edition, RAL, Bruag Alu or colors according to le Corbusier

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Stabilized Aluminum Foam Large Cell Panel

Cymat Technologies Ltd. based in Toronto, Canada, is an innovative materials technology company that has the exclusive worldwide rights for producing Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum Foam, through patents and licenses.

Cymat’s Aluminum Foam, marketed under the trade name of Alusion™ for architecture, is a versatile and unique material with virtually limitless design and architectural applications produced in the form of lightweight aluminum panels. As well as its unique appearance, it has sound-absorbing properties making it ideal for applications requiring both sound absorption and beauty.

The Alusion™ aluminum foam creates strong yet lightweight panels that are similar in appearance to a metallic sponge. It is visually striking, with a modern dramatic look. For architecture, the aluminum foam panels are produced in 12.7mm, 25.4mm, and 43.2mm thicknesses (1/2”, 1” & 1.7”) and three densities (Large Cell, Mid Cell & Small Cell, custom also available). Each thickness and density has its own representative stress/strain curve.

Alusion™Stabilized Aluminum Foam (SAF) is buoyant, flame and corrosion resistant in the same way as aluminum. It is a non-combustible material with a flame rating of A1. The surface of the lightweight aluminum panels is either left in its solid form as produced or undergoes surface preparations that provide many different appearances from a solid surface “shimmering” look to a translucent “water froth” look.

The Alusion™ aluminum foam panels are produced with a proprietary continuous panel production process, which allows it to have many advantages. The product’s competitive edge is that no one can produce aluminum foam in the dimensions and volumes that Cymat Technologies Ltd can provide, with the overall consistency or even with the random yet uniform look in which it is created. It is lightweight and easy to install and is 100% recyclable.

  • Modern and dramatic appearance
  • 100% recyclable, and contains up to 100% + recycled content
  • Acoustic Absorption Properties
  • Non-Combustible with a flame spread of zero
  • Highly corrosion resistant
  • The strength, durability, and resilience of aluminum
  • Wind load testing (164 mile per hour + / 263 km/hr+)
  • Colors available: Luminous Silver color which can also be powder coated in limitless color choices

Other surface solutions:

The material can be resin coated, and water jet cut with a specialized WJ process only by Cymat Technologies Ltd. Special powder coats and wet paints can be applied which render the product 100% salt resistant and chemically resistant.

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Interior Products

BŌK Modern’s interior product line includes Interior Room Full and Partial Height Screens as well as Suspended Ceilings. These room partitions provide dramatic branding to your interior space and can elegantly transform open spaces into well-defined areas. These versatile partitions and ceilings can also be used for exterior applications in multi-family residential properties to provide privacy between units.

Low height perforated partitions provide a sense of privacy while allowing visual connections throughout an interior space. BŌK Modern Partial Height Screens can also be used in conjunction with BŌK planters for a free-standing system.

The patterns and designs in these screens can be matched to other cladding and screening installed on the exterior of a project so that there is flawless aesthetic continuity throughout.


BŌK’s panels can be created from a variety of flat sheet metals that are strategically designed and laser-cut in a customizable selection of patterns and shapes. The panels can be custom formed to an infinite variety of 3-dimensional configurations.


Guardrails, wall screens, partitions, decorative panels, decorative ceilings


Interiors, corporate, educational, commercial, residential, hospitality


Easy installation, laser-cut or 3-dimensional, rigid, customizable, non-flammable, solid metal, painted, aluminum, anodized, Rusted surface (Cor-ten) steel

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