Stainless Steel in Architecture
"Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye,
Not uttered by base sale of chapmens tongues".
- William Shakespeare
As with any sculptural art form, its acceptability is to individual taste, but the elegance of curve and line provided by stainless steel can only be admired.
Stainless steel, with its high strength and ductility, is such an adaptable material that it is idea for sculptures, which invariably require the material to be shaped, welded, and polished for visual effect. Stainless steel can also be cast to fulfil the sculptors imagination, or more prosaically used as a structural support for less strong materials.
The legendary durability of stainless steel will also ensure that these works of art will be seen by generations to come.