If you have never seen (or recognized) steel windows there is an entire element of your architectural life that has yet to be fulfilled. You can thank me later. What’s so special about steel windows? Well, because the steel is inherently stronger than other window types, wood, vinyl, etc. this allows the mullions to be pencil thin and delicate while supporting vast amounts of glazing (or glass), at a ratio far greater than the other window types. What does this mean? More natural light! Natural light is everything when it comes to design. Take an empty white room, flank it with a wall of floor to ceiling windows with natural light pouring in – suddenly you have a hip loft, a gallery space, a ballroom, an office? With a few pieces of furniture it could be anything. Life happens with natural light.
I submit for your consideration, the 8th wonder of the world … steel windows. You’re welcome.
Most Interior Designers would probably say that their favorite element of design involves the selection of fabrics or perhaps the curating of furniture pieces. I may be labeled as the Black Sheep, but give me lighting or give me death. (Or tile, but that will wait for another post) Lighting is so incredibly amazing ! It is at once architectural, decorative, full of personality, but perhaps most importantly of all it literally sheds light on your designs. Without light, natural or artificial, there is no design. For your consideration one of my favorite lighting companies – The Urban Electric Co.