Stainless Steels
Stainless Steel is everywhere. It takes a great series of finishes, can be welded, formed, punched, drilled, forged, blackened, and visually it stays put - barring abuse, in years it will still look like it was made yesterday.

This is an image of the different shapes and forms commonly available in Stainless Steel. Click on the image to go to our sister-site we've built specifically for architects and designers who want to use metals in their designs. You'll be able to see much more information on the stock stainless steel materials palette regularly available in the USA.

Below are more images of Stainless Steel work that we've built.
   This piece is a corner detail of a Hi-rise balcony. The stainless steel portion of the balcony is made from what's called "True Bar" which is a form of cold-finished stainless steel that is held to more exacting dimension and finish than standard bar. This gives the finished piece a much more machined look. The glass is tempered.
   There are two stainless steel pieces in this photo.
   The first is the parsons table, made from stainless steel angle, finished with a satin polish, with a water-white clear glass insert.
   The second is the stainless steel surround of the fireplace, with a white-glass panel. The stainless steel shelf pierces the glass to give it a floating appearance.
   This is a stainless steel fireplace screen. As you can see, the stainless steel has been chemically blackened. Steel can also be blackened, but in the presence of the heat of the fire that the client might light behind this unit the steel would corrode, so stainless steel's non-corrosion capacity is important here. The insert is also blackened stainless steel mesh.
This piece is a steel and stainless steel truss-style media desk. The left and right blackened portion of the unit is steel, and the top and truss structure is stainless steel. They are welded together, ground flat, and the steel blackened, leaving the stainless bright. This gives a very interesting pattern in the weld-zone where the steel and stainless steel mix. However, the steel is subject to corrosion in the presence of oxygen and must be coated with a clear finish to minimize this effect.