Minsk dweller creates amazing things in the style of steampunk
• Minsker creates amazing things in the style of steampunk
Large round glasses in a copper frame, copper bracelet on his arm, the phone in a copper casing is an amazing design of the buttons and levers, - the fascination in the guise of steampunk Dmitry Tihonenko says a lot. However, himself a master of fashion trends have learned after many of his works made of copper.
Workshop Dmitry formally engaged in repair of household appliances. Tuning refrigerators and electric stoves - it is rather a hobby that has become the hallmark of Tihonenko. In a separate room, where there are works of Dmitry, let not everyone. Known to ordinary customers Tihonenko what wonders it can create, probably would have gasped. We're talking, sitting at a desk bound in copper, standing next to a copper plate, copper coffee machine, microwave oven.
"Passion for the metal began in the army, where he served in the Northern Fleet in the Barents Sea. On the ship, many details of copper that you regularly have to scrub. Gradually it grew into a habit - smiles Dmitry. - The first hand-made articles of copper were nemudrenyh - decorations for dembelskogo album: letters, ships ... And if you dig a little deeper, my father all my life worked as a mechanic, and was so good at his business, which puts on its products nominal stamp. This was considered aerobatics at the factory, parts, made the father hands, did not even have to pass OTC ".
After three years Dmitry Navy immediately got into the atmosphere of "dashing nineties". Like many young people at that time, engaged in the sale and purchase, and eventually became the owner of a workshop for repair of household appliances, it is doing to this day. In parallel, he began to collect antiques from non-ferrous metal.
Since always had to work with appliances, master wanted to do something special for yourself. Something that offers world-serial producers, did not suit him.
"From my grandmother was a working fridge, it was a pity to throw away, I decided to" upgrade ", - says Dmitry. - The next was the microwave, after - plate ... If someone has a rest in a bar, with the pool table, then I went to the studio. "
That is a steampunk, Dmitry learned in 2011. Amazingly, before he tuned many units of home appliances, not even imagining what works in a particular style!
"Comes to me once an e-mail: from Moscow guys saw my work and invited to steampunk festival. I answer them: guys, you're wrong, I'm no punk ... - Dmitry laughs. - After sorted out, I read books, look at photo-stimpankerov meetings and realized that it is mine. "
As you have probably realized, Dmitry Tihonenko - man solid, so he soon created a Belarusian website dedicated Steampunk and, in fact, become one of the main movers of this culture in our country, while remaining in their own unique .
If the majority stimpankerov main goal - to create an image, fake suit, then Dmitry every thing that he had made to function. Around his neck hung the master goggles, or, as they are called, "Goglev" belt - leather apron, such it constantly can be seen for the machine, so that steampunk party, he comes in everyday work clothes.
"Every button, every lever works with a few exceptions, and performs a specific function, - says Dmitry showing their wares. - Moreover, I try to make the thing was not only beautiful, but comfortable, and maintainable. To do this, for example, a plate made viewing window, which can be opened to see what happens in the oven. "
Dmitry continues to show his work: "It's one of the first models of flat-panel TVs. Corpus she had traditional - silver plastic, and I do not want it, because at home we all in the yellow metal. More than a year he was collecting dust in a box until I am for him, finally took.
Now, a television in the copper "cover" all the buttons work (their design was borrowed from the wind instruments). The only props on it - next to the keys to the coil, it is just a decoration.
Then he said to a TV Case for DVD-player, speakers, made from an old "Radio Engineering". Column from the top in the form of bells, too, the workers. My friend is engaged horn acoustics, and I made them just for his drawings. "
The coffee machine was created simultaneously with the TV, and gradually developed into a large project. To it was added a bar, made by special order.
Top containers arranged for drinks. Bottom several shelves, each of which carries a specific function. The first tray is copper, the second stored dishware, tableware and this is heated with a special device.
And, of course, phone. Its all noticed immediately. Several years ago, his wife Olga gave Dmitry Nokia 6670, which after a long and hard work turned into a real work of art.
"Metal shields the signal, and most of all I had to tinker with the output of the antenna, - says the master. - But this problem was solved. The result is striking: each of the operating buttons, we have personally checked. "
On each of the products Dmitry puts nominal stigma and attaches special number plate, which is encrypted several important parameters for it. Master tune refrigerators, microwave ovens, cooker hoods, coffee machines, televisions, washing ...
At present, there are signs of more than one hundred items, but see them and buy very easy: most of the work gives the master or friends, or places at home. There are exceptions. For example, the coffee machine "Copper Joe" tune Tihonenko, recently standing in the club T.N.T. And recently "improved" his hands appliances appeared in the program "Housing Problem." The representative of the famous brand, to provide board, asked that it was not visible company logo. Not because he did not like the work Tihonenko. On the contrary, they feared that consumers begin to ask the same plate in the shops, and there they were, of course, not.
Such a tuning plate, if you order it from the Russian master (which can be counted on the fingers of one hand), will cost about 10 thousand. Dollars at least. Tihonenko discuss the "issue price" refuses, he says that most of the works shown they are not sold, but at the same time recognizes that sometimes still produces something on the order. For example, he is now working on the columns that appear in one of the capital's clubs.
"Acquaintances call me a happy man, - says goodbye to the master. - Besides the fact that I have a lovely wife and children, I have been doing a favorite hobby that even brings a little bit of money. What else is needed to enjoy life? "