The design of these contemporary and understated gates was inspired by the clean lines of the Art Deco movement.
The gates' uprights pass through square punched holes. This feature detailing was made by driving a punch through the steel whilst hot. The almost fluid metal was pushed to the sides as the punch moved through it, creating the attractive swellings around the holes.
This is a traditional blacksmith's method of "drilling" holes in iron that dates back thousands of years. However, it was used here to create a design feature within modern and contemporary gates.
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