Rose & Steel is a brand of exercise equipment based on antique legacy, traditional European artistic manufacture and aesthetics of modern art of 20th century. Baron de Coubertin successfully revived the original idea of Olympic games in 1912. At the 5th Olympic games in Stockholm he managed to include the arts into the competition. The artists competed in architecture, literature, music, art and sculpture. The piece had to be sport-themed. The artist could participate at Olympic games till 1948.
While choosing our materials we wanted to emphasise healthy life-style. We chose austenitic stainless steel ANSI 316L (1.4404) which doesn't cause allergic reactions and doesn't release nickel salts. For this reason it is used for jewelry, watches and medical instruments. This steel with low carbon content is highly durable against organic and inorganic acids and doesn't corrode. That is why it is used in chemical industry especially in machines that are in contact with seawater. Using other materials didn't even come to mind, since most other metals or metal finishes might react and cause allergic reactions. More info here.
To create our stands and other wood components we use solid maple or beech desk with either European or exotic veneer. The most used European trees are maple and walnut tree, and the most used exotic trees are rose wood and black ebony. To treat and add a surface finish to wood Rose & Steel uses only harmless insulators, thinners, bases and paints from renown manufacturers. More info here.
After an arrangement between Rose & Steel and a customer we can customize our products. We can alter the metallic components through laser, micro-abrasive blasting, polishing or engraving. To satisfy all our customers' needs we can use many types of wood for wood components or veneer. We don't use materials which are on the CITES list (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is an international agreement between governments that aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.). We also don't use materials which are not compatible with our technology, or could be a health hazard.
Rose & Steel combines artistic manufacture with sliver machining on CNC machines. This allows us to create unique products with elegant design that are both functional and meet the most demanding requirements on protection of health and environment.
Metal saddles on this version of our stand are made out of austenitic steel ANSI 316L also known as surgical stainless steel from which our dumbbells are made. The saddles are made with special technology from stainless powder one set at a time. Just the surface finishing which includes grinding and polishing takes approximately 18 hours.
In Rose & Steel we keep in mind the protection of environment and health of our customers. That is why we primarily use materials that do not release any harmful substances in contact with human skin and are not allergenic. Rose & Steel firmly avoids chrome or nickel finish and we pay close attention to the principles of health protection when it comes to glue, insulators, bases and colours used to treat wooden components. Certificates and material safety data sheets here.
Main method of surface finishing is polishing or dulling complemented by shot peening. Combination of these techniques with austenitic stainless steel allows Rose & Steel comply with a regulations for food-contact materials. More info here.
Products Rose & Steel are made in small series from semi-finished products, which are completed and hand crafted after finalizing an order. Our exercise equipment are limited numbered series. Delivery time is within two months. It is possible to arrange customization of our products.
AND JEWELRY BLANDA
The weights on Rose & Steel Weight Straps are made of steel ANSI 316L. They are attached to natural leather. We also have textile straps in development. Fastening of the strap is added individually after arrangement with the customer.
The straps are not allergenic on their own.
Jewelry Blanda can be ordered in silver, in gold and after an arrangement with the customer and a non-refundable deposit also in platinum.
Pendant in the shape of 3kg dumbbell BLANDA.
Set of five pendants in the shape of 1kg to 5kg dumbbells BLANDA.
Pendant in the shape of exercise wheel BLANDA.
Jewelry Rose & Steel are made-to-order. After an arrangement with a customer we can continue to work on it creatively and customize it. For example the pendant in the shape of dumbbell Blanda can be made into earrings, bracelet etc. More info here.
Both Rose & Steel exercise equipment and jewelry can age gracefully. We use time-tested materials with which we know, they will not lose their aesthetic value through routine use. The wood "has the right" to work and show certain signs of dimensional instability because of air humidity. Polished austenitic steel does not lose any value because of small abrasions caused by contact with human hand, or textile fabric of exercise gloves. The same can be said for silver, gold or platinum. For customers, who would want to restore their products to their original state Rose & Steel is prepared to provide a restoration services. Its form will be derived from the international standards, the preparation of documentation and restoration report is a matter of course. Currently we can restore according two schools: European school that is focused on maintaining authenticity, or American school that emphasise perfect look.
ROSE & STEEL START UP
Rose & Steel is a creative start up for exercise equipment for women, which acts also as a original artistic object in an interior. Design of Rose & Steel is based on European cultural heritage and combines both sport and art into one balanced unit based on antique principle of kalokagathia. It was the idea the Olympic games were based on in ancient Greece. More info here.
ROSE & STEEL
Rose & Steel is a brand of exercise equipment based on antique legacy and traditional European artistic manufacture.
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WARRANTY AND POST-WARRANTY SERVICE
Rose & Steel provides standard warranty and post-warranty service. For a fee we also provide a restoration of products. More info here.
Rose & Steel products are made-to-order. More info here.