artmetallab | Art of Metal | Moscow |
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ARTMETALLAB | ART OF METAL
LABORATORY OF ARTISTIC FORGING

ArtMetalLab is a creative workshop for creating Artistic Metal in Architecture, combining classical traditions with the search for new forms.
Experienced and qualified masters of the ArtMetalLab art workshop guarantee the highest quality of work. See the results on our website.
An individual approach to each work allows us to create not just forged products, but real works of art for your home and interior.
Wrought-iron gates, fences, wrought-iron furniture, design items, wrought-iron art objects created for you and your family for many years to come. Expensive!

"A metal artist is not just about forging"

inside

Decorative metal in the interior
When creating a Palace or modern interior, you will need solutions in decorative metal. These are both wrought-iron railings of stairs,
and metal partitions zoning the space. Lamps and floor lamps created in the techniques of artistic forging and casting.

We will help you create a unique object for your interior of the heirloom level.
stairs classics Company
stairs classics
Luxury grand staircase of a private mansion. Created in a classic French style with excellent quality of execution. Acanthus leaves are a special feature of the project. They are made in the technique of jewelry casting with an exceptional quality of elaboration of every detail. The steel drawing is not made from finished rolled metal, but from hand-forged elements. A feature of the manufacture of this fence is the attachment of the leaves to the forged pattern. All fasteners are hidden and located in hidden places of acanthus leaves. It gives a sense of jewelry work, and it is absolutely unclear how this ball ladder is assembled.
empire style fences
empire style fences
Rich drawing in the French style. The most complex drawing is made by hand by the master and supplemented with cast elements created by the technology of jewelry casting. In this work, as in all other works with cast leaves, we use a hidden system of fasteners, which allows our products to be called " architectural jewelry ."All cast parts are hand-crafted by master jewelers. The leaves are plated with 24-karat gold plating.
the Art Nouveau style
the Art Nouveau style
The author's fireplace is designed in the Art Nouveau style. The combination of the author's ceramics, forging and glass gives a fantastic beauty result.

outside

Decorative metal in the exterior
We believe that beauty will save the world, and we believe that we create beauty through our talent and the craft that we own.

And if an architect creates a house like a diamond, then we can create an exquisite setting for this diamond. Artistic forging, Coining, casting and some of the author's metalworking techniques, combined with refined taste and deep knowledge of the material, give a stunning result when creating Gates, Front doors, Author's lamps and decorative objects in the landscape.

Simple things become a work of art created for you.
A comprehensive solution to the composition of the entrance group and the fence. Exquisite classical proportions are made according to all the canons of the product of the late XIX century. In the composition of the gate, a cast decor made specifically for this project is used. Also for these gates, acanthus sheets were made according to the old technology.
Empire
A comprehensive solution to the composition of the entrance group and the fence. Exquisite classical proportions are made according to all the canons of the product of the late XIX century. In the composition of the gate, a cast decor made specifically for this project is used. Also for these gates, acanthus sheets were made according to the old technology.
Modernism. A complete solution for the entire facade. Gate, gate, Fence, Lanterns on the posts. The author's design solution emphasizes the image of a brick house. Gothic motifs are combined with the free plasticity of the author's metal.
Modernism
A complete solution for the entire facade. Gate, Fence, Lanterns on the posts. The author's design solution emphasizes the image of a brick house. Gothic motifs are combined with the free plasticity of the author's metal.
Art Deco. A comprehensive solution for the entry group. The inspiration for this drawing was the work of the great French artist Edgar Brandt. Fantastic quality of working through every detail. All elements of this composition are made manually. The project is made of steel. The lamps use cast elements and original glass with ornaments.
Art Deco
A comprehensive solution for the entry group. The inspiration for this drawing was the work of the great French artist Edgar Brandt. Fantastic quality of working through every detail. All elements of this composition are made manually. The project is made of steel. The lamps use cast elements and original glass with ornaments.
Front entrance. The main entrance to the house is crowned by a brass portal with doors made in the technique of coinage. Created on an individual project specifically for this house. The composition is completed by paired vases created in the Art Deco style. The vases are made of sheet brass with cast inserts. Exceptional hand-made cleanliness and delicacy in every detail emphasize the luxury and splendor of the architecture, and anticipate the luxury of the interiors. Doors truly worthy of a palace. I would like to note that behind the beauty of handwork, there is an armored door.
Front entrance
The main entrance to the house is crowned by a brass portal with doors made in the technique of coinage. Created on an individual project specifically for this house. The composition is completed by paired vases created in the Art Deco style. The vases are made of sheet brass with cast inserts. Exceptional hand-made cleanliness and delicacy in every detail emphasize the luxury and splendor of the architecture, and anticipate the luxury of the interiors. Doors truly worthy of a palace. I would like to note that behind the beauty of handwork, there is an armored door.
Renaissance. The entrance group is a gate with wickets and lanterns. Welded gate frame . The drawing is made by hand forging. The special beauty of the gate is given by cast elements made of bronze, cast and made specifically for this project. As well as acanthus leaves made of brass, forged by hand.
Renaissance
The entrance group is a gate with wickets and lanterns. Welded gate frame . The drawing is made by hand forging. The special beauty of the gate is given by cast elements made of bronze, cast and made specifically for this project. As well as acanthus leaves made of brass, forged by hand.
Monumental hand forged fence with floral ornaments. It was created for a private residency and it includes two gates. Each piece of the project was hand forged and designed especially for the project.
Monumental hand forged fence with floral ornaments. It was created for a private residency and it includes two gates. Each piece of the project was hand forged and designed especially for the project.
Modernism. A complete solution for the entire facade. Gate, Fence, Lanterns on the posts. The author's design solution emphasizes the image of a brick house. Gothic motifs are combined with the free plasticity of the author's metal.
Modernism
A complete solution for the entire facade. Gate, Fence, Lanterns on the posts. The author's design solution emphasizes the image of a brick house. Gothic motifs are combined with the free plasticity of the author's metal.

art objects

Decorative metal in art objects
Art in the interior always emphasizes status. Creating unique works of art in metal is our vocation.

Creating Art Objects is our creative need, but we can also design and manufacture a forged art object according to an individual project for the Client.
This decorative panel was made using ancient blacksmithing techniques. The hand forged acanthus leaf is placed on a rusted sheet of metal and then etched with floral details. With this piece, Nikolai’s aim was to show traditional blacksmithing patterns out of their usual context to create an independent work of art.
This decorative panel was made using ancient blacksmithing techniques. The hand forged acanthus leaf is placed on a rusted sheet of metal and then etched with floral details. With this piece, Nikolai’s aim was to show traditional blacksmithing patterns out of their usual context to create an independent work of art.
This hand forged steel coat hanger was inspired by the work of the famous photographer, Karl Blossfeldt. With this piece, Nikolai found a solution to materialize the mesmerizing language of macro-plant photography.
This hand forged steel coat hanger was inspired by the work of the famous photographer, Karl Blossfeldt. With this piece, Nikolai found a solution to materialize the mesmerizing language of macro-plant photography.

product design

Decorative metal in design objects
In the age of modern technology and disposable consumption, sometimes you want to touch something that has come to us for more than one day.

Something that will transmit the warmth of our hands and our energy to future generations.

Such things are not made of paper, sawdust, or plastic; they are made of metal that has passed through fire and the hands of a craftsman.

We create unique interior items for individual orders with our own hands. And you get an heirloom that will remain in the centuries.
Exclusive hanger
Exclusive hanger
Exclusive hanger, corresponding to the level of the palace interior. It is made of bronze by high-quality wax casting, with manual polishing of each part. The hanger is created according to the author's project and is a unique work of art.
The armchair was created as a rethinking of the palace armchairs. The classic form in the author's performance. The structure of the chair is created as a spatial structure in which the back of the chair flows smoothly into the supporting structure that holds the front legs. Forged parts are made as realistic as possible. They create the feeling of a precious ornament. This performance contrasts with the selected material. Pure steel and wood are brutal enough and give a reference to modernity.
The armchair was created as a rethinking of the palace armchairs. The classic form in the author's performance. The structure of the chair is created as a spatial structure in which the back of the chair flows smoothly into the supporting structure that holds the front legs. Forged parts are made as realistic as possible. They create the feeling of a precious ornament. This performance contrasts with the selected material. Pure steel and wood are brutal enough and give a reference to modernity.
Hand forged metal chair in baroque style. The cut-through ornaments were made with laser cutting.
Hand forged metal chair in baroque style. The cut-through ornaments were made with laser cutting.
The lamp in the Art Deco style
The lamp in the Art Deco style
The lamp in the Art Deco style is made to order with the use of decorative cast elements made of bronze. And glass panes made individually for this project.
forged classic
forged classic "Pushkin" Benches.
forged classic "Pushkin" Benches. Strict and elegant. Aesthetic in detail. It turned out very stylish things. Just a welded bench would look very banal. Here, all the nodes and connections are made on mechanical fasteners, pins, threads.

publications

Homo Faber 2020 Selection

When artisanal forging becomes a periodic table

- He studied engraving and jewelry art before turning to ironwork

His range varies from chandeliers to wrought iron staircases to concept installations
He taught artistic metalwork at the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts for 12 years

With more than 20 years of ironwork experience behind his belt, Nikolai Tabachkov, who founded his Art Metal Lab studio in 2003, seeks to make traditional artisanal forging resonant with contemporary interior concepts. He finds inspiration in a vast range of sources, from ancient engravings to natural wonders. For example, one of the compositions was inspired by the Dancing Forest in Kaliningrad, a unique pine forest area, renowned for the unusually twisted trees.

The artisan strives to bring traditional crafts back in vogue. A graduate of the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts, Nikolai later returned to him alma mater as a teacher, and led artistic metalwork classes in the academy for 12 years. The artisan compares the diversity of works that he has made and is yet to create with a Mendeleev's table. «The way I see it is that all these different works have formed some analogy of the periodic table: in some of the cells you find the techniques that I have mastered, those are the known elements, while some others are yet to be explored or even discovered. The while spaces are the most intriguing, indeed!»

What brings you close to metal as a medium?

The main thing is that metal can be both a decor and a construction. II would describe it as a very honest material in its very anatomy, you can't cheat with it. The range of techniques is so stunning that a whole life is not enough to try and explore them all.

What are you most unorthodox art objects?

Perhaps the Amber Hunters, a two-meter high composition created for a blacksmith festival at the Amber Museum in Kaliningrad and inspired by an ancient engraving that shows saling men who are trying to lift amber from the bottom of the sea with a long butterfly net.

How long does it take you to create a work?

Each case is an unexplicably magic: sometimes a month is enough, while at other times you need a whole year or more to complete a project! It happens when you have to start over and over a few times - until your ideas take their real shape.

What inspires your work?

Life! And the most unlikely angles. One of my mentors, Valentin Kochenkov once joked that when creating a piece of jewelry one should look at a toilet bowl. This metaphor may sound rough but it tells a precious truth: the more unlikely the search location and inspiration source, the more exciting the resulting piece will be!

Galina Stolyarova, Michelangelo Foundation

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Decorative metal
Decorative metal
Decorative metal
Decorative metal in the interior..
Decorative metal in the interior..
Decorative metal in the interior..
Decorative metal in the interior..
Decorative metal in the interior..
Decorative metal in the interior..
I like to recycle traditional ornaments. Work with forms where everything seems to have already been invented, and find something new in it.
I like to recycle traditional ornaments.
I like to recycle traditional ornaments. Work with forms where everything seems to have already been invented, and find something new in it.
A cozy place was found for our Waders in Jimmy Lee's restaurant. Thank you to the designer @lomakarova for generating the idea and being inspired by the work of C. Jeremy
A cozy place was found for our Waders in Jimmy Lee's restaurant. Thank you to the designer @lomakarova for generating the idea and being inspired by the work of C. Jeremy
And the lanterns turned out well!! I am very happy with the result! A composition with a previously installed panel was assembled. Thanks to the master of @artmetallab Andrey Rychkov and Sergey Moiseev @glasspeoplelab
And the lanterns turned out well!! I am very happy with the result! A composition with a previously installed panel was assembled. Thanks to the master of @artmetallab Andrey Rychkov and Sergey Moiseev @glasspeoplelab
And the lanterns turned out well!! I am very happy with the result! A composition with a previously installed panel was assembled. Thanks to the master of @artmetallab Andrey Rychkov and Sergey Moiseev @glasspeoplelab
And the lanterns turned out well!! I am very happy with the result! A composition with a previously installed panel was assembled. Thanks to the master of @artmetallab Andrey Rychkov and Sergey Moiseev @glasspeoplelab
A good door handle is this ...... good door handle
good door handle
A good door handle is this ...... good door handle
Modern, one of my favorite styles. It is plastic and melodious, and very good for blacksmithing.
Modern, one of my favorite styles
Modern, one of my favorite styles. It is plastic and melodious, and very good for blacksmithing.
The doors to the Chapel. Project by Daniil Labutin. Execution of #artmetallab
The doors to the Chapel.
The doors to the Chapel. Project by Daniil Labutin. Execution of #artmetallab
Decorative metal for the chapel. Window bars and doors. Project by Daniil Labutin. Execution by @artmetallab
Decorative metal for the chapel.
Decorative metal for the chapel. Window bars and doors. Project by Daniil Labutin. Execution by @artmetallab
Window grating for the chapel. The project of Daniil Laputin. Execution by @artmetallab
Window grating for the chapel.
Window grating for the chapel. The project of Daniil Laputin. Execution by @artmetallab
Working days in the studio..
Working days in the studio..
Working days in the studio..
Decorative inserts in the doors in the Art Deco style are ready and fit to size. Proceed to the surface treatment. The ornament will be polished and patinated.
Decorative inserts in the doors in the Art Deco style
Decorative inserts in the doors in the Art Deco style are ready and fit to size. Proceed to the surface treatment. The ornament will be polished and patinated.
Locksmith assembly, one of the most important stages in the process of creating a product. No matter how high-class the forging is, if it is assembled poorly, then all the work of the blacksmith goes to the smark. And in this process, care and slowness are required. All dimensions must be maintained. All parts are fitted and assembled.
Locksmith assembly
Locksmith assembly, one of the most important stages in the process of creating a product. No matter how high-class the forging is, if it is assembled poorly, then all the work of the blacksmith goes to the smark. And in this process, care and slowness are required. All dimensions must be maintained. All parts are fitted and assembled.
Beauty is all around us.
Beauty is all around us.
Beauty is all around us.
Beauty is all around us.
Beauty is all around us.
Beauty is all around us.
A memory of Autumn....
A memory of Autumn....
A memory of Autumn....
One of our several exhibits is presented in the Tretyakov Gallery at one of the exhibitions
in the Tretyakov Gallery at one of the exhibitions
One of our several exhibits is presented in the Tretyakov Gallery at one of the exhibitions
We are preparing for a new project. We model the base of the balusters.
We model the base of the balusters.
We are preparing for a new project. We model the base of the balusters.
We have built a model for a potential project in the modern style. For the hot transformation of metal and virtuosic plastic, special thanks to the resident of @artmetallab, Valery Papana!
We have built a model for a potential project in the modern style.
We have built a model for a potential project in the modern style. For the hot transformation of metal and virtuosic plastic, special thanks to the resident of @artmetallab, Valery Papana!
Model works. We prepare the plastic balusters for approval.
Model works.
Model works. We prepare the plastic balusters for approval.
Decorative wall panel made of aluminum and brass. It can be made with the illumination of both the outer contour and the inner sphere. The combination of the material can be any. Steel, aluminum, copper, Brass, stainless steel. (The object was made by Oleg Zubkov )
Decorative wall panel made of aluminum and brass.
Decorative wall panel made of aluminum and brass. It can be made with the illumination of both the outer contour and the inner sphere. The combination of the material can be any. Steel, aluminum, copper, Brass, stainless steel. (The object was made by Oleg Zubkov )
A cut of 100mm brass as an author's medal. You will not repeat it on purpose, I regret that it was not possible to mold it for further use.
A cut of 100mm brass as an author's medal.
A cut of 100mm brass as an author's medal. You will not repeat it on purpose, I regret that it was not possible to mold it for further use.
One of the features of our recent works is their volume. The number of repetitive parts is off the scale and the guys in the shop begin to dream and imagine them..)). Today is a responsible day. Our wonderful columns with glass should fall into their design places. The whole workshop is in a state of impatience..
One of the features of our recent works is their volume.
One of the features of our recent works is their volume. The number of repetitive parts is off the scale and the guys in the shop begin to dream and imagine them..)). Today is a responsible day. Our wonderful columns with glass should fall into their design places. The whole workshop is in a state of impatience..
There are two types of forging: Forging-plastic and Forging-knot In this work, the architectural situation required clean design solutions . I wanted to create a geometry solved by blacksmith and locksmith knots. Verticals with accents at the bottom, in addition to the structural fasteners perform a decorative function, beating the heavy side plane.
There are two types of forging
There are two types of forging: Forging-plastic and Forging-knot In this work, the architectural situation required clean design solutions . I wanted to create a geometry solved by blacksmith and locksmith knots. Verticals with accents at the bottom, in addition to the structural fasteners perform a decorative function, beating the heavy side plane.
Brass Fireplace Set
Brass Fireplace Set
Brass Fireplace Set
Brass firewood stand from our fireplace set Brass Fireplace Set
Brass firewood stand from our fireplace set
Brass firewood stand from our fireplace set
Brass Fireplace Set
Brass Fireplace Set
Brass Fireplace Set
Brass Fireplace Set
Brass Fireplace Set
Brass Fireplace Set
Brass Fireplace Set
Brass Fireplace Set
Brass Fireplace Set
Brass fireplace set. fireplace dogs
Brass Fireplace Set
Brass fireplace set. fireplace dogs
Brass fireplace set. fireplace dogs
Brass fireplace set. fireplace dogs
Brass fireplace set. fireplace dogs
The stairs project for the @mironovadesign studio has come to an end. It turned out to be a very cool and modern project. Thank you to Tatiana for believing and entrusting the complex of works from the sketch to the execution in the material. The project was so successful and the client liked it so much that now @artmetallab is designing all the fittings for this room.
The project was so successful and the client liked it so much that now @artmetallab is designing all the fittings for this room.
The stairs project for the @mironovadesign studio has come to an end. It turned out to be a very cool and modern project. Thank you to Tatiana for believing and entrusting the complex of works from the sketch to the execution in the material. The project was so successful and the client liked it so much that now @artmetallab is designing all the fittings for this room.
Decorative Panel
Decorative Panel "Antelist" from the series "Acanthus leaf" Size 900x900 mm.
Decorative Panel "Antelist" from the series "Acanthus leaf" Size 900x900 mm.
Decorative metal in the interior.. Interior classics from @artmetallab
Decorative metal in the interior.
Decorative metal in the interior.. Interior classics from @artmetallab
in the @artmetallab team, there is an addition. Oleg Zubkov joined our ranks. This is an excellent specialist in cold metal deformation. Typically, such technologies are used in the aviation and automotive industries. But using similar machines to create design items can translate to fantastic results. The most interesting thing is that in this technique you can use not only steel, but also brass and aluminum. In the photo, the famous mirror of the Zubkov brothers made of steel.
Typically, such technologies are used in the aviation and automotive industries
in the @artmetallab team, there is an addition. Oleg Zubkov joined our ranks. This is an excellent specialist in cold metal deformation. Typically, such technologies are used in the aviation and automotive industries. But using similar machines to create design items can translate to fantastic results. The most interesting thing is that in this technique you can use not only steel, but also brass and aluminum. In the photo, the famous mirror of the Zubkov brothers made of steel.
The blacksmith's tool has become a good decorative element. It turned out to be a wonderful screen. And besides, I always wanted to show the beauty of the instrument. This has its own aesthetics, its own charm.
The blacksmith's tool has become a good decorative element.
The blacksmith's tool has become a good decorative element. It turned out to be a wonderful screen. And besides, I always wanted to show the beauty of the instrument. This has its own aesthetics, its own charm.
This evening was held at the School of Detail Design @details_design_school . I told the students of the course of Object design prometall, the types of its processing, decorative properties and a little about the constructive. It was nice to see interested eyes and hear the right questions. I hope it was useful.. Thank you for the invitation Veronica Andrychow...
This evening was held at the School of Detail Design
This evening was held at the School of Detail Design @details_design_school . I told the students of the course of Object design prometall, the types of its processing, decorative properties and a little about the constructive. It was nice to see interested eyes and hear the right questions. I hope it was useful.. Thank you for the invitation Veronica Andrychow...
The beauty of living steel.
The beauty of living steel.
The beauty of living steel.
Decorative Panel
Decorative Panel "Pop art" from the series "Acanthus leaf" Size 900x900 mm.
Decorative Panel "Pop art" from the series "Acanthus leaf" Size 900x900 mm.
Decorative Panel
Decorative Panel "Antelist" from the series "Acanthus leaf" Size 900x900 mm.
Decorative Panel "Antelist" from the series "Acanthus leaf" Size 900x900 mm.

before and after

about me

Nikolay Tabachkov
Founder & Art Director
For more than 20 years, I have been designing and manufacturing decorative metal.
After graduating from the art school as an engraver and jeweler, I graduated with honors from the Department of Artistic Metalworking of the Moscow State Art Academy. Stroganov`s and, then, taught painting and artistic metalworking there. I am a professional artist and my entire creative life is devoted to working with decorative metal in architecture.

My creative workshop is constantly experimenting with technologies and decorative surfaces. Artistic forging, welding, casting, etching… we did not call ourselves a "laboratory" for nothing.
Over the years, a close-knit team has developed, comparable in professionalism to the level of restoration workshops.

My team consists of 35 professionals and like-minded people-high-class blacksmiths, locksmiths, sculptors and my design assistants-a designer and a 3D visualizer. Perfection from idea to implementation-these are the requirements that we impose on each of our projects.
We work only to order, so the products coming out of the workshop are usually made in a single copy.
As a result of many years of work, works of decorative art of museum quality have been created, which can properly stand on a par with world analogues.

Wrought iron gates, stair railings, panels, chandeliers and other objects of small architectural forms, made by us, have become the decoration of many private interiors and homes. We are happy to perform both small interior items and complex solutions for home decoration.

More than 300 projects are the result of extensive professional experience, multiplied by love and dedication to their work. The work in the workshop is done manually and under constant author's control on my part. As a result, it allows you to create unique pieces of art, both in terms of the artistic component and in terms of performing skills.

about manufacture

The company "ARTMETALLAB" performs a range of works, including both individual items and a comprehensive solution of decorative metal in the architectural environment.

Our company produces: external fences of a private plot or a country estate, wrought-iron gates and fences that reflect the sense of style, emphasize the high status of the owner of the estate and are the most successful stylistic design of the exterior by artistic forging.

Wrought iron railings for stairs and stair railings, made with the use of artistic forging, give dynamism to any interior, from apartments to banks, offices and business centers. Reliable and durable balcony railings, using artistic forging, create an elegant appearance to the facade of any building.
Small architectural forms-wrought-iron gazebos, bridges, benches, swings, made in the same style, give the landscape design an organic character, creating a single unique pattern. Interior items and furniture create a sense of comfort in the apartment, give the interior a special charm and sophistication, allowing you to place accents favorably.

An individual approach to each work, and a careful study of the experience of previous generations of craftsmen give us the opportunity to create not just beautiful products, but real works of art.

Experienced skilled craftsmen of the company" ARTMETALLAB " guarantee the highest quality of products. Each stage of the work: sketch, project, layout, forging, assembly, painting of products and installation are carried out with maximum care and are performed at a high professional level.
At a time when technology has penetrated into all areas of production, unique design items (clothing, yachts, cars, etc.) are still made by hand by craftsmen. In the same way, we preserve the traditions of the early twentieth century, the heyday of applied art. And although these processes of creating products are laborious and laborious, only they allow you to get a unique work filled with love and warmth of human hands.

We are constantly improving our performance skills, developing new and recreating old technologies and artistic techniques. Therefore, our workshop is distinguished by the author's handwriting and is on a par with the best world workshops. And I, as an artist, manage to create original objects in the context of existing architecture

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