Not everything in between buildings is unappealing, as this fence proves:
Metal fabrication workshop Serett made it. Based in Brooklyn, the privately-held small business follows “turn of the century sense of craftsmanship in handling materials as well as understanding them in an effort to “dictate the look, functionality and life of each physical work.
Largely attributed to the “Shaker Design Philosophy, here’s the core tenet: “Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful. A unified purposeâ€practical and aestheticâ€is served by Serett’s fence. Abiding by such a tenant isn’t surprising, considering that Serett’s founder, Joshua Young, is a mechanical engineer (utility) who went to the Cooper Unionâ€renowned for its education in art and architecture.
Serett’s fence fills a gap in between spaces. It also enhances the passer-by’s experience, casting a romantic light upon the ordinary. Lesson relearned: Never underestimate the beauty of a well-made object of blacksmithing.