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Corten Designs

Corten steel is one of the most sought-after materials in the architectural field and is becoming increasingly popular in the world of design because of its physical and aesthetic characteristics that make it an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind metal. Discover our curated collection of handcrafted Italian design pieces in corten steel: the so called “living metal”.

Corten steel embodies an actual material paradox, but this is precisely what makes it so interesting and rousing. Its main feature is an excellent corrosion resistance from atmospheric agents, since its natural oxidation slowly stops over time, forming a protective patina which is the most characteristic element of this material.

This kind of steel was first mentioned in 1933, the year in which it was patented by the United States Steel Corporation. The oxidized chromatic tone that naturally occurs on the surface appears warm and intense and offers many aesthetic solutions in relation to the unusual "elegance of rust", which underlines the feeling of “lived-in” given by the signs of time.

Thanks to the technical characteristics that make it a "living metal", Corten is a truly special steel, with a raw and unique aesthetic. Discover a collection of handcrafted corten pieces: from refined lighting by ​Elite to Be, to unique mirrors by ​Atlasproject, one-of-a-kind decorative pieces by ​Bam Design and raw style tables by ​Idee del Fabbro.

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