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The idea comes from the Track Project incubator, a research center and laboratory where resources and skills are shared and united, giving opportunity to create a new sustainable and conscious production systems.

TrackDesign is a talent scout always looking for young designers who want to transform their ideas in real projects.

Behind every production there is a direct line between designer and industry, between project and object.

Designers, architects and creatives are united by love for this type of weathering steel characterized by its “fascinating rust”. They design objects for indoor and outdoor living as well as garden spaces. TrackDesign selects and produces their projects in order to expand the online platform with unique corten pieces.

The corten

The weathering steel which is part of the "patinate" steel family.

In 1933 the United States Steel Corporation (USS) patents for the first time the Corten steel, today one of the most important materials among the types of low-alloy content (originally 0.2-0.5% copper, 0.5-1.5% chromium and 0.1-0.2% phosphorus) and high mechanical strength. The name “Cor-Ten” comes, in fact, from two English words that define the main features: “Cor-rosion resistance” and “Ten-sile strength”, ie high resistance to corrosion and mechanical resistance. Corten has conquered the greatest artists, architects and designers all over the world.

The favourite steel for the realization of daring works that seem distant in time ensuring stainless beauty. Original for its typical and irregular coloring “rust” and for its changing appearance.

Thanks to the natural oxidation process, Corten forms a surface patina allowing it to resist on the meteorological conditions. The great success of corten steel is due certainly to its “self-protection” capabilities. This metal, in fact, during the oxidation process, covers itself with a coating composed of: an outer porous layer and an inner layer, which is very thin and rich in copper, chromium and amorphous and waterproof phosphorus.

Weathering Steel never completely stops rusting. The weathering process occurs after the panel is installed. It eventually decreases and from that point on the finish acts as a protective coating for the base metal.

Once stabilized, Corten will be ready to win the challenge against time.

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The idea comes from Track Project incubator, a research center and laboratory where resources and skills are shared, giving opportunity to create a new sustainable and conscious production systems.

TrackDesign is a talent scout always looking for young designers who want to transform their ideas in real projects.

Behind every production there is a direct line between designer and industry, between project and object.

Designers, architects and creatives are united by love for this type of weathering steel characterized by its “fascinating rust”. They design objects for indoor and outdoor living as well as garden spaces. TrackDesign selects and produces their projects in order to expand the online platform with unique corten pieces.

The corten

The weathering steel which is part of the "patinate" steel family.

In 1933 the United States Steel Corporation (USS) patents for the first time the Corten steel, today one of the most important materials among the types of low-alloy content (originally 0.2-0.5% copper, 0.5-1.5% chromium and 0.1-0.2% phosphorus) and high mechanical strength. The name “Cor-Ten” comes, in fact, from two English words that define the main features: “Cor-rosion resistance” and “Ten-sile strength”, ie high resistance to corrosion and mechanical resistance. Corten has conquered the greatest artists, architects and designers all over the world.

The favourite steel for the realization of daring works that seem distant in time ensuring stainless beauty. Original for its typical and irregular coloring “rust” and for its changing appearance.

Thanks to the natural oxidation process, Corten forms a surface patina allowing it to resist on the meteorological conditions. The great success of corten steel is due certainly to its “self-protection” capabilities. This metal, in fact, during the oxidation process, covers itself with a coating composed of: an outer porous layer and an inner layer, which is very thin and rich in copper, chromium and amorphous and waterproof phosphorus.

Weathering Steel never completely stops rusting. The weathering process occurs after the panel is installed. It eventually decreases and from that point on the finish acts as a protective coating for the base metal.

Once stabilized, Corten will be ready to win the challenge against time.

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