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 Treppen 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.
Bühler Innovation-Campus in Uzwil
To advance the topics of digitalisation and sustainability the Bühler AG is currently building an innovation campus in Uzwil, Switzerland. The planning concept was elaborated by Carlos Martinez Architects from Bemeck and the Uze AG, Uze Architecture based in Uzwil. MetallArt can participate in this exciting project: A sculptural stringer staircase with an underside soffit lining and glass railing will complete the ultra modern building. Many thanks to the Bühler company!
Improved efficiency in staircase assembly
In order to realise advanced projects in a more efficient way MetallArt expanded its vehicle fleet. The new truck with its included loading crane disposes of a reach of 21m and a maximum lifting force of 8,9t. Heavy stair parts can be delivered directly into the building. The articulated arm can be overstreched by 15° and enables to manage difficult delivery situations without any problems. With this modernisation of the fleet MetallArt offers a most flexible and professional execution of orders.
Construction of the 2nd building of F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG in Basel-City
The renowned F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG is building new premises adjacent to its existing office tower. For this project we will supply the spiral steel stairs with glass railings and, in addition to this construction, glass railings for the gallery. We are already looking forward to this cooperation with the F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG and sincerely thank them for the trust placed in us.
MetallArt at the BAU 2019
Once again in 2019 MetallArt will be participating as an exhibitor at the world's leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems. At stand 129 in hall B2 the visitors can experience the innovations in the field of steel stairs and glass railings. The newly developed LED handrail lighting which is becoming more and more a trend for sophisticated railing systems will be the obvious highlight.
MetallArt at the Swissbau in Basel
The leading trade fair of the Swiss Construction Industry will be held from 16 - 20 January 2018. MetallArt is going to participate for the first time in the Swissbau with its own booth. Our experts will be presenting the innovations in sophisticated staircase design at Hall 1.1., stand D 123.
MetallArt is winner of "Treppe des Jahres 2017"
Once again one of our staircase scultpures convinced at the annual competition «stairs of the year». This time it was our spiral staircase at the Wunderkammer des Brotes in Asten which was awarded in the categorie «architecture». Altogether there were 380 objects submitted to the competition. All the more we are pleased that the four-member jury awarded us this year again.
MetallArt once again at the Big 5 in Dubai
From November 26 – 29 2017 Metallart is going to show for the second year running the various design options for steel stairs and glass railings at the largest construction fair in the Middle East – the Big 5 in Dubai – at Zabeel Hall at Stand No. Q127. The participation in the exhibition is taking place within the Baden-Württemberg joint pavilion.