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Win New Matt Black Steel Art from NZ Artist Lisa Sarah

I’m always drawn to art that strays from the norm, so it goes without saying that Lisa Sarah’s steel art is giving me heart palpitations (in a good way).

If you too like the look of this indoor-or-out matt black steel art (created in New Zealand), you’re in for a treat; I’m giving one away in today’s post!

Lisa Sarah Steel Art in Matte Black TLC Interiors

What is Lisa Sarah Steel Art?

It’s such an interesting concept, steel art. I featured Lisa Sarah on the blog a while back, so I’ve been exposed to her stylish work for quite some time. But if you’re late to the game and you’re not sure what it’s all about, let me tell you what makes it so special.

Able to be hung or leant on a wall inside, or erected in your garden, courtyard and anywhere else outside, Lisa Sarah steel art is made from New Zealand steel. The words you see on the steel aren’t drawn on either; they’re laser cut with careful precision, so you can see through the letters and motifs. This gives each piece a transparency that I absolutely adore.

The extra special part is that Lisa handwrites most of the words herself, which gives each design a personal touch, then transfers them onto her computer to fine tune the text.

“I have to be very specific about what I want to be steel and what I want cut out,” Lisa explains to me, “including tabbing; the inners of letters or graphics so they don’t fall out yet also look good”.

This concept intrigues me to no end, and what’s so good about Lisa’s range is that it’s so varied. There are designs in stainless steel, copper, gold, corten steel – you name it, as well as a variety of text designs and other motifs to suit a range of interiors and outdoor zones.

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The New Matt Black Range; Durable & Versatile

“I definitely found that not all blacks are created equal,” Lisa tells me of her new range, which took her some time to get exactly as she wanted it. “I’ve tried to find a good black for perhaps two years, but haven’t been happy with the result. Gloss and satin weren’t the finish I was after. Even some of the matt finishes, to my eye, were too glossy, scratched easily and the colour faded over time”.

Lisa tells me that pieces in this new matt black collection – available in six designs – are durable and UV resistant, so they really withstand the elements if you place them outside. As I mentioned above, these pieces are completely versatile. Another feature that I think makes them so awesome.

When it came to the inspiration for the new range of Lisa Sarah steel art, I’m told that it was all about simplicity.

“I really went back to basics; less words, clean lines and no fuss,” Lisa tells me. “Much of this collection is also longer, because one of my points of difference is having few restrictions on the size and shape of my medium”.

I’m absolutely smitten with Lisa’s entire range, but the new matt black collection is by far the brand’s most impressive release. If you’d like to get your hands on one, enter the competition below – which is open to Australian readers as well as New Zealand ones!

Lisa Sarah Steel Art in Matte Black Hello Steel Art TLC Interiors

Win a Piece of Lisa Sarah Steel Art

** Please note that this competition has now closed. The winner was Fiona Jenkins **

To go in the draw to win your choice of matt black steel art:

  • Click here to check out all of the designs in the matt black range
  • Drop a comment below naming your fave design and why

Competition open to Aus and NZ readers. Comp closes 11.59pm, Monday May 23.


 

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Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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49 Responses

  1. Love her work. I’m torn between hello and home – either of which I’d hang at my front door – probably leaning towards hello – a stunning greeting for visitors to our house.

  2. I absolutely LOVE these pieces! It’s so hard to choose! Life can be so full on and the pressure to keep up with the jones’ sis so high, so I would love “Live Simply” to remind my family of 6 that simple is what matters What a super talented lady Lisa is!

  3. I like the ‘hello’ sign. I would have it at the entrance of my home to welcome everyone. Beautiful works of art.

  4. Stunning collection but my fave is ‘kia ora’ i married a gorgeous kiwi. across the ditch have done it again!!!!

  5. live simply, people forget the simple things in life can make a wonders in the world, simple is best, we cant always have the best in life we make do with what we got, its not always about how much something costs. People need reminding how lucky we are.

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