Large Round Sunglasses in the copper-Framed, copper Bracelet on His arm, in the Phone A copper housing is an amazing design of the Buttons and levers – the Fascination of Steampunk in the form of Dmitry Tihonenko says A lot. HOWEVER, A Master Himself of fashion direction already learned after many of his works made of copper.
Workshop Dmitry OFFICIALLY Engaged in Repair of Household appliances. Tuning and Refrigerators Electric Stoves – it is rather A passion, Which Became the Hallmark Tihonenko. In A separate Room, WHERE there are works of Dmitry, Let not everyone. Would Ordinary customers know what Tihonenko Wonders he is Able to create, Probably Would have gasped.We’re Talking, Sitting at desk A Bound in copper, Standing next to A Plate copper, copper coffee Machine, Microwave.
1. “Passion for Metal Began in the Army, he WHERE Served in the Northern Fleet in the Barents Sea. On the ship, many details of copper Regularly That you have to scrub. Gradually it into GREW A habit – Dmitry smiles. – The first copper crafts were nemudrenyh – decorations for dembelskogo album: Letters, ships … And if you dig deeper, my father worked all my life as a mechanic, and was so good at his business, which puts on its products maker ‘s mark . This WAS Considered aerobatics at the Plant, Parts Made with hands of His Father, did not even have to Pass OTC “.
2. After Three years in the Navy immediately Dmitry Got in an atmosphere of “Dashing nineties”. Like many young people at That time, WAS Engaged in buying and Selling, and Eventually Became the Owner of A Workshop for Repair of Household appliances, what does to this day. In parallel, he Began to collect antiques from Nonferrous Metal.
4. Since always HAD to work with appliances, Master wanted to do something for yourself Special. What Offers World-serial Producers did not Suit HIM.
5. “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 – A Plate … If someone has A rest in bars, pool table, I went to the studio. “
7. On what is steampunk, Dmitry learned in 2011. Amazingly, before he TUNED set of units of Home appliances, not even imagining what works in A Particular style!
8. “Come to me once an e-mail: guys from Moscow saw my work and WAS Invited to the Festival Steampunk. I answer Them: guys, you’re Wrong, I’m no punk … – Dmitry laughs. – After sorted out, I read books, look photo reports from meetings stimpankerov and realized it mine. “
9. As you have probably realized, Dmitry Tihonenko – a solid man, so he soon created a Belarusian site dedicated steampunk, and, in fact, was one of the main driving forces of this culture in our country, while remaining in their own way unique.
10. If the Majority stimpankerov main Goal – to create an image, Fake costume, then Dmitry every thing That he HAD Made to function. Around His Neck hung 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.
11. “Every button, each lever Operates with Rare exception and PERFORMS A specific function, – says Dmitry Showing Their wares. – Moreover’s, I try to not only thing WAS beautiful, But comfortable, and maintainable. To do this, for example, in a plate made viewing window opening which, you can see what’s going on in the oven. “
13. Dmitry Continues to Show His work: “This is One of the first Models of flat-panel TVs. Her body WAS Traditional – silver plastic, and I do not want it, at Home Because we are All in the Yellow Metal. More than a year he pylilsya in the box until I am for him, finally took.
14. EPER TV in copper “cover” All the work Buttons (Their design WAS Borrowed from the wind Instruments). The only props on it – next to the Keys coil, it’s just Decoration.
15. Then he Said to the TV Case for DVD-Player, speakers, Made from an old “Radio”. Top speakers in the form of Sockets Also working. My Friend is Engaged horn acoustics, and I Made Them just for His Drawings. “
17. Coffee Machine WAS Created simultaneously with the TV, and Gradually developed into A large project. To this WAS Added A bar, Special Made on order.
18. Top arranged Beverage containers. Below Several shelves, each of Which Bears ITS own Particular function. On the first is A copper tray, the Second stored utensils, crockery and this is heated with A Special device.
23. And, of course, A telephone. Its All Noticed immediately. Several years ago, His wife Olga Dmitry Gave Nokia 6670, which after a long and painstaking work has turned into a work of art.
24. “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 Buttons work, we do Personally inspect . “
30. On each of the products Dmitry puts Nominal stigma attaches and Special Plate number, Which is encrypted Several Important parameters for it. Master Tune Refrigerators, microwaves, hoods, coffee Makers, Televisions, washing …
31. At present, there are signs of more than One hundred Items, But to See Them and buy A very Difficult: Most of the work or the Master Gives to friends, or put at Home. There are exceptions. For example, A coffee Machine “Copper Joe” TUNED Tihonenko, Recently Standing in the Club TNT And Recently “Improved” His hands appliances appeared in the Program “Housing Problem.” The Representative of the Famous Brand, A hob, Asked not to be Seen A Company Logo. Because he did not not like the work Tihonenko. On the Contrary, Feared That Will Consumers begin to Ask the Same Plate in the Shops, and there Were They, of course, not.
37. Such tuning plate, if you order it from the Russian master (which can be counted on the fingers), will cost about $ 10 thousand. Minimum. Tihonenko debate About the “issue price” refuses, says That Most of His works Shown are not for sale, But Sometimes admits That Still Produces something on the order. For example, he is now working on the columns That Appear in One of the capital’s clubs.
39. “Friends call me happy A Man – Said goodbye to the Master, – Besides the the FACT That I have A lovely wife and Children, I have Been A favorite hobby even That Brings A little bit of Money. What else is Needed to enjoy life? “