Peter Linnett

Technical Portfolio

metalwork specialist

peter@peterlinnett.com

+44 7703 246 446

Architectural Metalwork
Feature fireplace: elliptical bell-form flue construction in sheet aluminium.
Feature fireplace: elliptical bell-form flue construction in sheet aluminium.

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Feature fireplace: elliptical bell-form flue construction in sheet aluminium.
Feature fireplace: elliptical bell-form flue construction in sheet aluminium.

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World clock and navigational device for superyacht interior.
World clock and navigational device for superyacht interior.

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Feature fireplace: elliptical bell-form flue construction in sheet aluminium.
Feature fireplace: elliptical bell-form flue construction in sheet aluminium.

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I work with architects and interior designers, advising on feasibility, and developing workable solutions for the detailed design and manufacture of decorative architectural metalwork.
Projects range from minimalist new-builds to period style designs; for private and commercial projects and super-yachts.

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Sculpture / Sculptural Design
Unicorn Table: sand-cast bronze / nickel-silver.
Unicorn Table: sand-cast bronze / nickel-silver.

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Minotaur Console-Table: available in various combinations of wood/metals from late 2021.
Minotaur Console-Table: available in various combinations of wood/metals from late 2021.

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Phoenix Firegrate: sand-cast iron, bronze.
Phoenix Firegrate: sand-cast iron, bronze.

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Unicorn Table: sand-cast bronze / nickel-silver.
Unicorn Table: sand-cast bronze / nickel-silver.

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My own creative work draws heavily on the technical and material language of antiques, with an emphasis on conveying character and personality.
My philosophy is that perfection is neither engaging, nor sustainable; so natural material and technical flaws, as well as wear-and-tear, should contribute to the finished work.

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Design Optimisation
Marble Chimneypiece: metalwork detailing.
Marble Chimneypiece: metalwork detailing.

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Digital preparation of a custom cast-iron register plate to fit an antique marble chimney-piece.
Digital preparation of a custom cast-iron register plate to fit an antique marble chimney-piece.

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Dragon Chaise-Longue: mechanical detailing of counter-flexing seat.
Dragon Chaise-Longue: mechanical detailing of counter-flexing seat.

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Marble Chimneypiece: metalwork detailing.
Marble Chimneypiece: metalwork detailing.

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The place of parametrics and CAD is, for me, not in the core creative process; but in dynamic exploration and design refinement - such as arranging distribution of geometric texture, or optimising proportions.
I develop custom algorithms and processes, using tools such as Grasshopper and Rhino, to resolve specific design details.

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Antique Reconstruction
Completion of damaged antique firegrate for period interior.
Completion of damaged antique firegrate for period interior.

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Steel Firegrate: recreation of missing detail and panels.
Steel Firegrate: recreation of missing detail and panels.

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Chimneypiece: Bronze and cast iron detailing.
Chimneypiece: Bronze and cast iron detailing.

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Completion of damaged antique firegrate for period interior.
Completion of damaged antique firegrate for period interior.

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Successfully restoring and completing damaged antique metalwork requires close matching of materials, finishes and styles.
I offer a deep understanding of historic craft metalworking techniques - but am equally ready to augment these with new technologies where this is appropriate or necessary.

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