Category E: Interior Railings
(Ferrous, Forged: All railings containing custom, hand-forged elements.)
Featured Gold Winner: Robert Thomas Iron Design, North Charleston, South Carolina
Description of project: This three story monumental staircase was created for a bank as a centerpiece for their flagship location. The client wanted something bold, forged, and not overly ornate, with a limited budget. The budget challenge forced the Robert Thomas Iron Design team to come up with a design featuring many forged elements, as well as clean, quick and precise fabrication. All parts were forged in-house, and a special hydraulic press was custom built to form the main, oval elements with pinched holes at the top and bottom.