Unchain the creativity

There is broad consensus that aluminium is an extremely lightweight, durable and sustainable metal that not only makes it the preferred material for the automotive and aircraft manufacturing, construction and consumer goods packaging industries, but also for the creative art industry and for design solutions.
24 November, 2020
Aluminium is an incredibly versatile material, making it an asset in artistic design, as it canbe molded and shaped as much as the creator requires, without its core properties being compromised. The metal is also easy to process and can be used to effectively create sculptures and decorations that remain lightweight, supporting ease of movement in the design stage and making the hanging or arranging process for the final display of each piece far easier. The highly reflective and aesthetically pleasing properties of aluminium also undoubtedly prove very useful in the art and design industries.
The unique aluminium chain links created by the Spanish brand Kriskadecor, prove there is no limit to the extensive uses of aluminium. The company produces these chain links in a wide range of colours that can then be used to craft anything, from simple geometric patterns, to sculptured ceiling decorations.
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The bespoke concepts fashioned from the chains serve as decoration for shops, hotels, restaurants and offices across the globe. The company's varied colour palette means the designs can take many forms and the material even enables the transferal of an image in high definition onto the chain links. The designs are also crafted to use the translucency of the material to incorporate and utilise both natural light and shadow.

The chains are carefully maneuvered to form unusual sculptures, wall decorations and ceiling fixtures. They also facilitate infinite creative opportunities to design three-dimensional structures, such as Kriskadecor's Falls for instance, designed by Yonoh Studio.
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The Falls design comprises of a combination of intersecting tubes of different lengths, which the customer can modify and adapt to create a customised design based on the colours, quantity, height and distance between the 'falls' or tubes.

According to Dezeen, "designs by Kriskadecor have been used to modernise and decorate the wall and ceiling spaces of a number of renowned projects across the world, including the Novotel Dijon Route des Grands Crus in Burgundy in France and the foyer of the Westquay Shopping Centre in the UK. For the Novotel Dijon ceiling, Design Studio created a bespoke, organic piece comprising of 30 segments of chain link, each 40 centimetres high and individually curved. While at the industrial-style Karavevi Cafe in Moscow, Russia, designer Marina Bagrova created several apricot-coloured chain link pieces, designed to be suspended over the tables."

"These curved chain veils are not only decorative, they also function as points of light, reducing the distance between the ceiling and the tables, creating an intimate space for clients to feel comfortable," the Kriskadecor brand explained.
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The Kriskadecor company was founded in Spain in 1926. Its designs can be used as space dividers, as well as for wall coverings, facades, lighting elements and countless other unique possibilities.
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