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.
Johannes Schmid - Managing Partner
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.
Simon Graf - Authorized Signatory
After studying automation technology in mechanical engineering, Simon Graf joined MetallArt in 1994. He completed part-time the advanced training to become an economist in craft trades. Simon Graf is responsible for the technical support and calculation at MetallArt.
pRED Center for Hoffmann-La Roche AG in Basel
We were commissioned to design filigree curved glass railings with handrails for the concrete stairs and the floor ceilings in Bau 4, 6 and 7 at the pRED, the highly advanced research and development center of Hoffmann-La Roche AG. The impressive group of buildings will be ready for occupation in 2024. MetallArt is already contracted for Bau 2 and we are very pleased about the renewed cooperation with Hoffmann La-Roche AG, Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd. as well as S + B Baumanagement AG.
Staircase of the year 2019
The specialist portal for staircase construction "treppen.de" recently selected the stairs of the year. MetallArt is also among the winners of the year 2019. The spectacular steel stairs at the innovation centre of the technology group Heraeus in Hanau succeeded in convincing the jury. In the category SCULPTURE the stairs stood out from the numerous competitors. Architects: planquadrat
MetallArt participates in the Euroshop Düsseldorf
From 16.-20. February 2020 MetallArt Treppen GmbH will be exhibiting in Düsseldorf at the Euroshop 2020. It is the first time that the expert in staircase construction participates in this event which is the world's largest trade fair for retail investment requirements. In Hall 11 stand A63 the visitors will be shown demanding staircase solutions as well as outstanding innovations such as the LED handrail lighting and the steel underside soffit made of steel.
MetallArt at the Batimat 2019 in Paris
For the first time the MetallArt Treppen GmbH will take part in the Batimat Exhibition in Paris from 4. - 8. November. In the course of this specialized trade fair a large number of renowned exhibitiors from the building sector will be showing their novelties at the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte. In hall 5A at booth G081 the experts from MetallArt will be presenting the steel underside soffit for premium stairs as well as the LED handrail lighting to the trade visitors.
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.