Non-ferrous metals, especially the red metals, brought us out of the Stone Age and into the Copper and Bronze Ages. From 4500 BC to 1500 BC, copper and bronze dominated our primitive manufacturing systems.
Those who work with architectural metals understand something that eludes the general populace: metal isn’t a cold, inanimate material.
Metal is in style. Each metal creates a different aesthetic, meshes well with other materials, and is highly functional for a variety of applications. Metal is striking, enduring, and practical - just like your design.
Why Mix Materials in Architectural Design?
Think about high-end culinary experiences. Do the chefs stick with similar ingredients and play it safe? Do their dishes have just one flavor, one quality, one temperature, or one texture?
Did you think roll forming had to take weeks and months to design, set up, and produce a quality product? We thought so, too. That is, until we realized we could standardize the roll forming process of a small selection of metal mouldings.
Choosing the right aesthetic for your architectural project is more complex than it may seem. There are many metals to choose from, and many types of finishes available. Each finish provides its own unique aesthetic, and the finished effect will shift depending on the richness, lighting, and[...]
Aging Like Wine: The Appeal of Tarnished Metal Architecture
There is a new trend rising in architecture and home decor: aged, tarnished, and patina-ed metal pieces.
Dahlstrom’s metal mouldings complement design composition in a very individualized way, depending on the type of metal used. Additionally, metal mouldings offer corrosion resistance, extreme impact strength, concealed fastening, and potential for 100% recycled content.
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At Dahlstrom, we fabricate only the highest quality metal mouldings to help you create a sleek, elegant atmosphere for any room.
We pride ourselves on the rich history of our products. Our oldest designs originate from the industrial era - America’s Big Bang. Even better, Dahlstrom still uses[...]
When caring for your metal mouldings, the most important thing to consider is the type of metal you’re working with. Different metals require different cleaning methods - some chemicals in commercial cleaners can seriously damage a beautiful moulding.