Guggenheim BilbaoStainless Steel in Architecture

Architectural metal craft is a unique art form that embodies modern design and lifestyle.

Stainless Installations create individual stainless steel art and furniture pieces for residential and commercial spaces. From the initial design concept through to installation, our craftsmanship is detailed, exclusive and infinitely stylish.

Our architectural metal craft collection features designer stainless steel furniture, cutting-edge stainless steel hand railing and balustrading, artistic installations, solar shades, barbecues, contemporary sculpture and garden design.

The highlight of our range is our custom-made stainless steel furniture line – one-of-a-kind creations designed specifically for you.

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Stainless steel architecture throughout history

The use of stainless steel in architecture began gaining popularity at the end of the 1900s, when it appeared in the facades of iconic buildings such as the National Library of France in Paris and Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

Since then, stainless steel has been used in a wide range of applications in architecture. Different surface treatment methods have resulted in a great variety of available finishes, which have a huge impact on the façade of a building, its overall appearance and the entire townscape. The 20th century saw a distinct shift from ground or polished stainless steel cladding in the 60s and 70s to matt finishes at the end of the 90s.

Today, stainless steel is also widely used in load-bearing structures, as in the National Archives of Canada Preservation Centre in Quebec. Thanks to the longevity of stainless steel, the building is expected to have a service life of approximately 500 years.