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Product Development Gaudi Inspired Fire Screen
When our long time client decided to build a vacation home in the wine country of northern California we knew it would be filled with beautiful art and unique architectural embellishments. The custom fire screen he envisioned for the home’s great room was no exception. Influenced by the metal artistry of Antoni Gaudi, in which his architect recently immersed himself during a trip to Spain, the client, his architect, and the metal artisan collaborated to create the perfect design.
The design, inspired by the intricate metal work found within Güell Park in Barcelona, went through several revisions before actual fabrication began. The finished screen is fabricated of heavily hammered and twisted hand-forged iron with a waxed finish. Its parabola shape nestles perfectly within the stone arch that defined the fireplace. Hinged doors allow access to the firebox while flat curling iron ribbons at the bottom of the screen and perforations among the undulating iron details at the top of the screen permit air circulation.
Conclusion: Inspired by the client’s love of Gaudi, designed by designer and architect working closely with the homeowner and contractor, fabricated by a fine artisan – a perfect collaboration.


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custom design for homeowner
Whitesmith & Company, Inc.
Located in Dallas, Texas, Cole Smith, FAIA, and his team of talented artisans endeavor to create artisan metalwork for use in residential and commercial settings. Originally the weighty, custom-forged pieces were designed as decorative additions to the work done by his architectural firm, Smith, Ekblad and Associates. Now these exquisitely worked locks, hinges, lanterns, chandeliers, and fittings are available for direct purchase.
Address: 2606 Fairmount St
City: Dallas
State: TX
Zip: 75201-1904
Country: United States
Phone: (214) 697-4995
Fax: (214) 871-0644
Website: http://www.whitesmithandcompany.com
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Whitesmith & Company, Inc.
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