Corten steel has been used in various applications, thanks to its hard-wearing properties, low to no maintenance requirements, and striking beauty. On this page, we have curated posts that showcase the versatility of this material. Here you can find a huge range of architectural designs along with furniture designs, lighting, and site-specific installations, among others. All of these posts have weathering steel in common, whether it’s used alongside other materials as a complementing or a contrasting feature, or if it acts as the main component and soul of a design.
Houses made with Corten steel exteriors have a distinctive presence in urban or natural landscapes. At the same time, the eye-catching patterns and textures combine with warm, reddish and orange hues to complement even the most secluded and wild environments. A sprawling retreat embedded in a hillside, cabins nestled in woodlands, or homes that open to lake views are some examples. Sometimes, architects use this material to complement natural surfaces like wood and stone. Other times, they bring an industrial aesthetic into rustic settings or create direct connections with agricultural buildings. Full of character as well as versatile, Corten steel provides a beautiful foundation for sophisticated designs.
Designers also turn to Corten steel to enhance their concepts. Lighting with a minimalist design comes to life in rusty red colors that look on fire when LEDs illuminate them. Furniture with weathering steel accents adds an industrial vibe to interiors. Site-specific architectural installations create new landmarks in lush landscapes while also looking like old structures that have slowly become a part of nature. A fireplace with a weathering steel build provides a perfect solution to create a cozy outdoor space where family and friends can come together, for years to come.