Galvanised steel has always been highly sought after in industrial applications and in exterior architecture due to its resistance to corrosion, but never for aesthetic purposes. Its surface is often lacquered hiding its unique aesthetic qualities.
With a series of products – a shelving system, pending lights, a pair of shades and a tea set – Tino Seubert investigates the aesthetic qualities that can arise from the galvanisation process. A specifically developed surface treatment is used to celebrate the usually hidden crystalline structure of galvanised steel and elevates the material by letting it stand by itself.
Diverse intensities of the crystalline pattern are created through different grades of patination, which are combined in the object’s design to showcase the multifaceted material.