6 Steampunk Artist from Minsk

Steampunk Artist from Minsk

Posted on May 20, 2014 by tim


This workshop is officially engaged in the repair of household appliances, repairing refrigerators and electric stoves, but it is passion which became the hallmark of Dmitry Tihonenko – a man who can turn your regular microwave into a steampunk work of art. Not everyone can get into a separate room, where Dmitry’s works are. Here one can find the table that that is bound with copper, standing next to a copper plate, a copper coffee machine and a microwave.

“The hobby with metal began in the army, when I served in the Northern Fleet in the Barents Sea. On the ship, there are many details made of copper, which you regularly have to scrub. Gradually it turned into a habit” – Dmitry says.

“From my grandmother I have got an old but working fridge, it was pity to throw in the trash, and I decided to “upgrade” it” – says Dmitry.

Dmitry learned about steampunk in 2011. Amazingly, he had created many unique home appliances by then, not even imagining that his works were in a particular style!

A TV set.

Every knob is fully functional.

Coffee-machine.

Nokia 6670.

“Metal shields the signal, and most of all I had to tinker with the output of the antenna” – says the master.

Now he is working on these speakers that appear in one of Moscow’s clubs.

“Friends call me a happy man”, says the master as we leave, “Besides the fact that I have a lovely wife and children, I do my favorite hobby and it even brings in a little bit of money. What else is needed to enjoy life?”

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6 Responses to “Steampunk Artist from Minsk”

  1. Darius says:

    Small improvement suggestion – instead of “Every knob is fully workable” (I noticed it also in other posts) a better phrase is “Every knob is fully functional”.

    This is because word “workable” in English has a different and much more narrow meaning comparing to Russian (in the used case – in working condition): “workable – describes a plan or system that can be used effectively:
    a workable solution/compromise/proposal”.

    Great posts!

  2. petrohof says:

    this is real art work and should bring in a lot of money, if not, need new agent.

  3. john says:

    outstanding work

  4. Vijay says:

    Excellent set of pictures. He is really blessed.

  5. hamad says:

    if you make computer cases using this method you will make a fortune.

  6. Apostolos says:

    Amazing handmade work!
    Does he have a website yet?

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