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Posted by  daniel Phipps on December 16, 2003 at 11:15:18:

In Reply to:  Re: why do architects ignore the beauty and impact of wrought iron when designing new buildings? posted by Donald on December 16, 2003 at 09:25:14:

I presume you are refering to the gates I am selling? gt14. They are made in Italy and are of square section steel tube and cast iron inserts some 24' across. We mainly design one-offs for descerning clients and import other cast products from around the world.

I am a design engineer by profession and really do enjoy the beauty that wrought iron work brings to a property. It livens a somewhat dull looking material to life and compliments/enhances a residence. The layout of an estate or private dwelling should be like a well laid out garden, you should not be able to see it all at once. The design should continually lead the eye and immagination to the next vista.

I do take onboard what you are saying and can only agree when the work is inappropriate for the setting.

Thanks for your point of view Donald.
Daniel Phipps

 
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