Gerrit Thomas Rietveld was a Dutch furniture designer and architect. One of the principal members of the Dutch artistic movement called “De Stijl”, Rietveld is famous for his Red and Blue Chair. He aimed for simplicity in construction and was invited by Walther Gropius to exhibit at the Bauhaus.
Gerrit Rietveldt would be very excited to see the resurgence of his design concepts in our steel windows. It is the minimalist nature of the slim steel framing which lies so close to the heart of “De Stijl” and the “Bauhaus movement”. The integrity of the materials is neatly presented. The steel surfaces are not completely slick. This displays the material itself in its most natural form.
Various glazing methods are available in the system, our preference is the FORMAN Structural Glazing Method, unique to Metal Windows, which finishes perfectly.
At Metal Windows we have worked with top Cape Town Designers to achieve a steel window system which is modular and which offers a consistent 25 mm sightline throughout the framing. Couplers are fully integrated into the modules to allow for structural integrity while maintaining absolute minimums in the framing itself. See an example of this in photos of Grant Johnson of Conduit Design’s new office project.
We are proud to have developed this FORMAN F7 system locally here in our Cape Town office. Equally exciting is the overwhelmingly positive response we have received from the design community on the FORMAN F7 system in particular.
This is the most sophisticated evolution in steel window products we have ever offered to the market.
We have an excellent example of the FORMAN F7 system in our showroom! Please come in to view it for yourself