Wrought iron fences
Whenever I walk the streets of my hometown or on my travels abroad, I don’t only look at the buildings but I always observe wrought iron fences as well. It gives me great joy to see a beautiful house with a fence that stylistically matches the house.
/…I don’t only look at the buildings but I always observe wrought iron fences as well./
A villa in classicistic style with wrought iron fence adorned with wrought iron scrolls is quite common in Europe. A modern building with a wrought iron fence that has moved away from classic shape and harmonizes in style with the building can be seen rarely. Several factors need to be considered for such a project: the client truly has to wish a fence like that, and the blacksmith has to be innovative enough to adjust the fence to the building. Nevertheless, I think not many modern buildings can really compare with a classic building and its matching fence.
Another kind of fence is cast iron fence. Many people mistake it for the wrought iron fence. However, cast iron fences are not handmade; they are cast, i.e. iron is poured into a mold while molten. They too have their charm and are a wonderful accessory to the 19th and early 20th century buildings.
Igor Kanop, Creative-iron