Linking the bottom to the top. With design and function.
Stairs are in use. Day and night. Up and down. However, MetallArt staircases are not only a functional element providing a connection between two storeys. MetallArt is the art of combining functionality with beautiful shapes. We manufacture steel stairs in accordance with the ideas and wishes of promoters and architects. We do not set any limits on the wishes of our customers. This is why each staircase is unique. Therefore, stairs by MetallArt are always an aesthetic experience despite their functionality. MetallArt stairs can be found in representative commercial buildings as well as in elegant private homes.
ResidentialArt | Interior Stairs for residential buildings
Indoor stairs are the connecting element between different living levels. In addition to their functional purpose, they are increasingly used as a creative architectural element in state-of-the-art architecture. A modern indoor staircase is a calling card that reflects your individual style of living: from modern and futuristic to stylish and sophisticated through to extremely cosy. Newel stairs or single-stringer stairs for modern architecture.
BusinessArt | Steel Stairs for public and commercial buildings
Steel stairs offer an almost unlimited variety of design options due to their structural bearing capacity. Therefore, the design of steel stairs in modern architecture no longer focuses only on functional aspects; steel stairs have increasingly become creative elements of interior design: Spiral stairs with parapet-high steel stringers or steel stringer stairs with all-glass railings.
Glass railings by MetallArt
Glass railings are increasingly used as creative elements in modern architecture. They convey the impression of transparency and therefore contribute to the individual character of the architectural style. Glass railings with wooden or stainless steel handrails are appealing elements of design. MetallArt disposes of a custom-developed assembling technology approved by the German building authorities. It is used to cast the glass panes into the system profile free of constraint forces. Subsequently they are sealed with EPDM rubber profile oder elastic grouting. For the excact alignment there is no need anymore for the glass panes to be wedged by complex clamping. This also applies for steel stairs with glass railings. The construction of the stairs stringers however serves for the accomodation of the glass panes. In case of folded or cantilevered stairs the panes however are fixed directly at the tread steps.
Legal building regulations
Glass railings are also referred to as Fall Protection Glazing in the context of legal building regulations and must comply with these codes. For the approval procedure, the authorities distinguish between glass railings and all-glass railings and whether they are installed in private or public buildings.
All-glass railings | straight or curved
Aesthetic shapes for an exclusive ambiance
To achieve a maximum of transparency the current architectural style for glass railings clearly emphasises on constructions going without supporting posts. Even the handrail is reduced to the essential by a filigree finish for the upper border of the glass panes. Glass railings by MetallArt are the perfect stage for the material glass.
Glass railings | DIN 18008
Transparency and Lightness
The classification of glass railings is based on DIN 18008 (stipulations of the Technical Rules for the Use of Fall Protection Glazing - the former TRAV). The different categories depend on the type of balustrade structure and take the rail load into account according to DIN 18065.
Taking stairs to a new level
Exclusive staircase construction is an art. This is why we call ourselves MetallArt. Our steel stairs are inspiring and we keenly approach new projects with great enthusiasm. The connection between different floors turns to an aesthetic pleasure for our customers. A high level of innovation, new technological standards and our successful tradition for three generations are the characteristics of MetallArt. Our stairs not only can be found throughout Germany - we have realised numerous international projects e.g. in Romania, Bahrein, New York or Nigeria and actually MetallArt stairs are at home in cruise ships on all of the seven seas.
Managing Partner of MetallArt GmbH
Since 1985 Johannes Schmid has been leading the present MetallArt Metallbau Schmid GmbH as managing partner. Beside his enthusiasm and passion for stairs, values like discipline and quality standards are the guiding principles for the trained locksmith. It is furthermore the mutual respect for his staff what forms the basis for a harmonic teamwork.
In 1994, straigth after his economic studies Simon Graf started to work for MetallArt. Since that time he has been responsible for the sales department and the project calculation. As a specialist for staircase construction he provides excellent advice to our clients. Beside his pragmatism it is the determined and engaged commitment what characterises his work.
MetallArt at the London Build 2017
From 25. - 26. October the London Build 2017 opens its doors at the London Olympia. For the first time MetallArt will be present with a fair stand. We are looking forward to your visit at our stand No. L41. Within the London Build the London Construction Awards will be conferred. We are nominated in the category „Architectural Design of the Year“.
MetallArt at the Project Qatar in Doha
For the first time MetallArt will exhibit at the trade fair Project Qatar, „The 14th International Construction Technology and Building Materials Exhibition“. We are looking forward to your visit from 8 to 15 May at the "Doha Exhibition and Convention Center" (DECC) in Qatar. Our staircase innovations will be shown at the stand of our partner Al-Rahji, No i58 in Hall 3. Come and get inspired by our products!
MetallArt in dialogue with Chancellor Merkel
Exhibiting at the leading trade fair for craft trades, the Internationale Handwerksmesse in Munich, was obviously a great reward to the staircase manufacturer from Salach: In addition to the visit of Chancellor Merkel and the Bavarian Minister for economics, Ilse Aigner, at the company's stand MetallArt won the Federal Award for Outstanding Innovative Performances 2017.
MetallArt at the IHM 2017 in Munich
Recently the doors of the BAU 2017 were closed but there is already another exhibition event we can announce: From March 8 to 14 MetallArt will be participating at the IHM in Munich - the international trade fair for craft trades - presenting the latest trends in the construction of steel stairs. Interested visitors are mostly welcome to receive detailed information and advice by our experts in hall C2.103.
MetallArt at the BAU 2017 in Munich
The BAU will be opening its doors: From 16. - 21. January 2017 we will be represented at this exhibition in Munich with our diversified portfolio. We kindly invite you to visit our stand No. 129 in Halle B2 at the world's leading trade fair for architecture, systems and materials. Come and be inspired by our latest staircase solutions.
MetallArt at the BIG 5 in Dubai
From 21.– 24.11.2016 MetallArt presented itsself for the first time at the BIG 5. The International Building & Contruction Show in Dubai is the largest Middle East exhibition for the building sector. Within the Baden-Wurttemberg International joint booth MetallArt showed the latest innovations of modern staircase architecture.
GlobalConnect-Award for MetallArt
During the GlobalConnect, the forum for exports and internationalisation of Messe Stuttgart, MetallArt received the cross-sectoral award in the category "Hidden Champion" on 26 October 2016. The prize was presented by the economics minister of Baden-Wurttemberg, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut. It is awarded for companies which fill a special niche, showing innovative product development and a successful positioning in foreign markets.
Deutscher Metallbaupreis goes to MetallArt
With an impressive staircase sculpture over three storeys at the WTZ III in Heilbronn MetallArt applied for the award in 2016. In the category "Stairs and Railings" the company won the price which is presented by the Bundesverband Metall (German federation of metal engineering) and honours especially creative and innovative objects. The awards presentation took place on October 21 2016 in Würzburg.