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Three-Story Montreal Apartment November 11, 2015 12:00

Last week, Design-Milk featured a former sugar refinery, turned chic apartment, in Montreal.

The article describes the apartment as having "refined, industrial vibes," which we completely love. In fact, this is similar to the way we describe our own Gira Table; the term "New Industrial" is often thrown around the office.

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It describes pieces that are extremely sleek, often involving shiny (not rusted) metal, and sometimes a brilliant pop of color, in an industrial setting (i.e. an old refinery).

The interiors of this space, by Les Ensembliers, are beautifully curated. This apartment is a great (large scale) example of the "New Industrial" aesthetic for which the Gira Table was designed.


Craft-Modern on Pinterest October 14, 2015 12:00

Have you found us on Pinterest yet?

Craft-Modern on Pinterest

We think Pinterest is pretty cool, and we use it to curate a collection of images that inspire us in the design process and also in our own spaces.

Visit our page to find...

  • boards centered on our own projects and others we've participated in
  • color features with ideas on how to incorporate color into every last corner of the room
  • creative ways to tie the Doorlenz and Gira Table into your own space  
  • various DIY projects
  • some of Craft-Modern's favorite sources of inspiration 

 

 


Why Modular? October 07, 2015 12:00

Our modular approach allows for a product to change, based on updates to décor, season, or mood.

The lenses of the Doorlenz are incredibly easy to switch out. This enables you to choose the exact color that fits your current aesthetic, while maintaining the freedom to update your door, for a new or different effect, at any time. 

Similarly, the modular design of the Gira Table allows you to change the height, color, or leg design to match other changes you may make in your décor. Each design option adds a uniqueness to the room and will compliment different styles of furniture in different ways.

    

One could actually take a contemporary room and turn it into an industrial setting by changing out the color or design of the Gira Table components.

You can even change it “just because!”


Furniture That Makes a Statement September 30, 2015 12:00

There’s no denying it: the Gira Table is unique.

It doesn’t blend in.

The average living room is dominated with browns and blacks. Yes, the Gira Table is offered in both silver and black for a clean, simple look. But we also wanted to take this opportunity to get creative.

Rather than simply relying on an accent pillow for a pop of color, we like the idea of using the furniture itself to make the statement.

The customizable nature of this piece allows you to design it to fit with your existing furniture, to compliment or contrast the colors already in the room.


Why Aluminum? September 23, 2015 12:00

There are lots of reasons why we’ve chosen aluminum as a primary material for our products.

Craft-Modern is the creative result of founder Steve Fulton’s background in manufacturing. Aluminum is a material that he, personally, is very familiar with and uses often.

It has also been used quite a bit in furniture, however, usually it is low-cost, outdoor furniture with very little pleasing aesthetic. We appreciate and enjoy aluminum, and it's our belief that, when it comes to quality, artistic interiors, aluminum is a greatly underused material.

 

We like aluminum because…

  • It can be machined, using many different methods, to create interesting shapes
  • It can be finished in a variety of ways for compelling effects
  • It looks great when anodized; anodizing gives a bright glow to the finish
  • It is durable and stands up to weather when used outdoors
  • It’s a green material, and is easily and readily recyclable

 


How the Gira Table Legs are Made September 09, 2015 12:00

Aluminum is an easily machined and fabricated material. We use different processes including drilling, CNC machining, and waterjet cutting to form the components of our tables.

 

The legs are tumbled to give a smooth surface finish, and anodized to give a bright colorful glow.

 

Future plans include extruding components and other high volume production methods.


Gira Table Fasteners September 02, 2015 12:00

Gira Tables are very easy to assemble. All hardware is included. Standard hardware is stainless steel socket head cap screws to add to the industrial look.

 

Any available fastener can be used to assemble the table. These can include black oxide, chrome plated, button-head or hex-head screws.


Gira Table Height August 26, 2015 12:00

The design and construction of the Gira Table allows the height to be specified by the customer. The legs add approx 4 inches to the height, beyond the lengths of the post.

 

Standard post lengths are 7, 10, and 15 inches. Let us know if you want any other post length, beyond the standard. Minimum table height is 11 inches; maximum is whatever you want it to be.

 


Gira Table Top August 19, 2015 12:00

The current table top is a simple 20” diameter round glass top, 3/8 of an inch thick. The table top can be included in the table purchase, or omitted if the customer would like to provide their own top. 

Future table top designs will include free form shapes, alternate materials, and planter options.