Hi-tech, which originated in the 60s of the last century, is considered one of the brightest ultra-modern styles. It carries functionality, constructiveness with the involvement of future technologies. His task is to make the most of the area of space without unnecessary details and stress, which is characterized by rigor and straightforwardness, directed forward with the use of materials such as metal and glass. At its core, hi-tech has become an alternative for the change of modernity, symbolism and metaphorical statements can be traced in its outlines with its inherent irony to the fashion of the last century. Paris National Center for Culture and Arts. Georges Pompidou is a prominent representative of this ultra-modern direction, whose authors Richard Rogersi and Renzo Piaono, have made the main emphasis in their architecture on the functional use of space with the use of high-tech means.
At the beginning of the stage of formation, high-tech was not taken seriously by many architects, but over time, having passed the levels of improvement, it acquired its beauty and laconicism. It is characterized by the minimalism typical of industrial buildings. This is clearly visible in the appearance of stairs, partitions, windows, doors, ceilings and furniture.
Hi-tech is used in steel and stone structures. Here the use of blacksmithing techniques is limited, but enough attention is paid to decorative metal structures. The production equipment is being improved, becoming more and more innovative, laser and plasma cutting, CNC milling machines and modern electric and pneumatic tools are involved in the process. This is no longer the old lace and filigree forging, but rather the manufacture of structures, frames and trusses from elements of pipes, cables, corners and beams, reminiscent of scaffolding made of black matte metal and chrome. Very often in one product there are combinations of techniques and materials, which give any thing sophistication and expressiveness.
Metal and glass are a great combination for the production of items such as mirrors, lamps, decorative coffee and living tables, railing of marches and balconies, furniture and fireplaces.
Each product contains certain functions, everything is simple and concise, even the ornament of the metal decor is quite simple: zigzags, straight lines and corners. Everything speaks about evolution, about a new round in the development of design and decoration of houses. This approach is mainly used in the interior of office and commercial premises, large country houses and house plots, as well as apartments. Art objects and interior solutions made on the basis of high technologies give harmony and the opportunity to expand creative boundaries.