C25 Art Nouveau Inspired Metal Bed

"... stylish, elegant, and bespoke metalwork ..."

Private Commission

This spectacular handmade bed was commissioned and designed for a customer with a passion for the Art Nouveau movement. She was particularly drawn to the asymmetric curves, bold sweeping lines and dramatic changes in thickness associated with artwork from that period. Traditional blacksmithing techniques were used to create a modern and contemporary interpretation of this style.

Red hot steel was forged on an anvil  to create the volumous and almost sculptural curves. A hand rubbed gilding wax finish  enhanced the metal's worked texture and gave the bed a lightly distressed antique look.

Some pictures of the bed being made can be seen on this blog page.

Art Nouveau Inspired metal bed