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Colorcoat makes home building an artform

12 December 2011 No Comment

This surreal, polka-dot property isn’t a house you’d call a home, but it certainly made a striking statement when it was unveiled as the work of Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc during Milan Design Week.

But there are no bricks and mortar behind the whimsical, dreamlike appearance of ‘The Dolls House’. The visually-inspiring art installation was achieved with the use of a modular façade system, Qbiss by Trimo, which uses Colorcoat Prisma® pre-finished steel.


Steel surface is both dazzling and dark

The colour and finish of ‘The Dolls House’ was crucial in bringing Zupanc’s design to life for her exhibition ‘I Will Buy The Flowers Myself’, and where Qbiss by Trimo brought form and function, Colorcoat Prisma® made the sculpture’s surface both dazzling and dark.

A-dolls-house-3aColorcoat Prisma® is the couture range of pre-finished steel cladding from Tata Steel, which ensures every building can make its own, individual statement with the added reassurance of superior colour retention, corrosive resistance and the Colorcoat® unique Confidex® guarantee.

With 27 different metallic and matt tones and finishes, every Colorcoat Prisma® panel has a depth of colour with an almost 3D quality – giving a visually-stunning result for any modern building and making it the perfect partner for Zupanc’s patterned property, which used the rich metallic shade of Kronos to achieve its chic and elegant exterior.

Whimsical, dreamlike appearance


Inside The Dolls House visitors found a variety of unusual domestic objects including a hot-plate shaped like a giant compact mirror, monochrome acrylic baby cradles and a polycarbonate feather duster – typical feminine images which are Zupanc’s trademark.

The Dolls House undoubtedly demonstrated how the innovative use of steel and colour can result in cutting-edge, contemporary architecture and modern, dramatic design, much to the delight of Milan Design Week visitors who gave it an exceptional response.

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