Glass stairs made by seele: Individual interior solutions meet high-quality materials.

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glass in interior architecture: exclusive design solutions made by seele

It is primarily the building envelope where we experience an architect’s concept in terms of form and materials. However, prominent style elements of that concept are increasingly finding their way into the interior. Building envelope and interior space merge into an iconographic form and thus become tangible for the user – whether retail store, shopping mall, company headquarters, museum or private house.

seele’s interior design expertise has already been demonstrated in many projects, with glass, high-quality materials, e.g. brass or stainless steel surfaces polished to a mirror finish, and three-dimensional forms all being employed skilfully for interior architecture. Internal façades, doors, stairs, cladding to elevator shafts, wall linings, spandrel panels, even display cabinets or movable elements – the possibilities are endless. The designs satisfy the highest quality standards, meld function and aesthetics. For example, meticulous planning plus excellent fabrication enables steel columns to be built in such a way that additional cladding is unnecessary.

  • BIM procedures and superior project management allow the interfaces with other design teams to be modelled in the digital processes at a very early stage.
    Owners, developers and architects can benefit from seele’s extensive manufacturing capabilities and huge range of services, thus allowing fast, efficient responses to design changes. Planning, design, production, erection and maintenance constitute the full service that seele provides from start to finish on every project.

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    Credits image gallery: (1) © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners, (2) Foster + Partners, (3, 4, 5) © seele

  • All-glass elevator and curved balustrades for Apple Park Theater in Cupertino, made by seele.
  • Staircase made of polished sheet metal, aluminium and stainless steele made by seele.
  • All-glass staircase for Apple retail store in San Francisco made by seele.
  • All-glass spiral staircase for Apple Store Glasgow, made by seele
  • Spiral staircase made of steel, glass, wood and mirror polished stainless steel for Apple Central World made by seele.
All-glass elevator and curved balustrades for Apple Park Theater in Cupertino, made by seele.
Structural glass designs, e.g. straight or curving balustrades, elevator shafts, ensure maximum transparency. seele can integrate all other necessary components, e.g. drives, motors.
Staircase made of polished sheet metal, aluminium and stainless steele made by seele.
Surfaces polished to a mirror finish and organic forms in the interior create astounding backdrops. seele also designs and builds the steel supporting structures, such as those at Apple’s 5th Avenue store in New York.
All-glass staircase for Apple retail store in San Francisco made by seele.
Elegant glass balustrades and structural glass stairs offer customers an exclusive shopping experience. At the same time, they ensure lightness and transparency, and express the essence of the brand. Such exceptional designs can also be transferred to private premises.
All-glass spiral staircase for Apple Store Glasgow, made by seele
All-glass spiral staircases from seele, as shown here in the Apple Retail Store Glasgow, integrate perfectly into any environment with their elegant design and seem to float almost weightlessly in the room.
Spiral staircase made of steel, glass, wood and mirror polished stainless steel for Apple Central World made by seele.
By combining selected materials, such as the wood, glass and polished stainless steel seen here, and processing them to a high standard, seele achieves special interior architecture creations faithful to the ideas of their designers.

Diverse materials coupled with great production skills

Bevelled features for glazing, patinated brass and decorative milling on sheet metal are just some of the artistic options. seele’s extensive machining and manufacturing capabilities enable even steel surfaces to be finished to meet special demands and allow their use unclad in interior situations. On request, seele can provide additional services and integrate branding, sunshading, lighting or drive mechanisms, for example.

  • Curved glass laminate
  • Milled ornamental pattern in brass sheet metal
  • Logo and branding solutions made by seele
  • Patinated brass plate with milled ring pattern
Curved glass laminate
There are many ways to use glass inside buildings: doors, stairs, balustrades or display cabinets. Straight or bent, printed or in the form of bespoke laminated configurations – the design options are endless.
Milled ornamental pattern in brass sheet metal
Maximum precision was needed to mill the decorative features in the brass plates for the TEC Bridge in Toronto. Such skills can be used for interior design features as well.
Logo and branding solutions made by seele
seele can also incorporate logos or other branding solutions exactly as required by clients.
Patinated brass plate with milled ring pattern
Bronze is the trend on the materials front: A bronze panel attains a patina and thus a particular colour. This ring pattern was produced on a special milling machine.