London’s iron fashion facade

London’s iron fashion facade

Fashion designer Paul Smith’s London store has undergone a face-lift.

6a Architects used the fashion designer’s hand drawings to create a repetitive relief pattern of interlocking circles to cast in iron.

“Cast iron forms an understated background to the city’s streets – its railings, gratings, balconies, and lamp posts,” said the architects.

Thin edges of the circles are embossed to cast shadows across the surface, which is patinated and marked from the casting process.

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