Founded by, Ahmet Gunay as Metaluxx in Istanbul in 1980 as a small metalwork company, the firm has evolved throughout the years, becoming a reference point in bespoke metal processing and finishing.
Combining handicraft and technology, creativity and quality, the company creates personalized and custom-made products.
With its international reach and reliable custom-developed projects, Era got to deliver projects for major brands including Michael Kors, St. Regis, Samsonite, Raffles Hotels, Zaha Hadid Architecture, Hermes and many others.
Era’s manufacturing expertise comes from a combination of craftsmanship and digital production. From sheet cutting to profile bending, welding, brushing, aging, polishing, through to electroplating or PVD coating, every process requires the ability to master manual procedures as well as numerical control machines.
Our skilled team are able to design and develop pieces to a range of budgets. As collaborators, we’ll help refine your concept by providing input on possible material choices, finishes, details, and fabrication approaches, and point out possible challenges so they can be dealt with early on.
Working with Era means to find an attentive partner and a technical manager who is able to develop a tailor-made project, from prototyping to the finished product.
As Design Director of David Collins Studio, Lewis has led the design and delivery of the Studio’s hospitality and retail projects including the Alexander McQueen and Jimmy Choo worldwide store roll-outs, projects for Harrods, David Morris, McQ, Louis Leeman, Pret A Manger and de Grisogono and most recently the 376 key hotel Le Meridien in Seoul.
As a former welder and polisher in the company, Sinan overseeing the projects, leads the planning and organising production schedules, assessing project and resource requirements, from the initial concept stage right through to delivery.-
Gurcan manages the company’s business operations. He brings a wealth of international business experience, having held a range of senior management roles. He is a former professional basketball player of Galatasaray Sports Club.
Ahmet is a founding member of the business. Over the course of three decades, he has helped to steer business from its original staff of two to a 60-strong globally-recognised company and a leader in the manufacture and delivery of architectural and interior design projects.
Coming from the production floor Emre has been instrumental in setting quality standards of the company, which combines a near-obsessive attention to detail. He also develops ways to improve the manufacturing process to ensure higher-quality goods.
In the course of three decades at the company, Reşit has participated in the technical development and production of some of the world’s iconic hospitality, residential and retail spaces.
Long time hands-on experience in polishing and application of vairous finishes, Şamil is responsible for maintaining required specifications of projects.