We've enjoyed taking part in the DesignBuildCincy show since it first started. The show is specifically designed to showcase some of the best design and craftsmanship in the region. In 2018, we were delighted to join the show's organizer, Doug Hart, on Cincinnati's WKRC to highlight the event. Check out the TV spot here and learn more about the event at designbuildcincy.com.



Some of our work was recently featured in the listing of this beautiful Hyde Park home in Cincinnati.
Check out the pictures of this lovely home here or take a video tour of the property here.



Rhyme And Reason: Details Matter in this Contemporary Home Renovation
Click here to check out Housetrends' project summary and here for the full article.



Best Houses in Columbus: A Modern Addition to a Historic German Village Abode
A couple living in the German Village of Columbus, OH embraces city living by transforming a 19th-century cottage into a modern masterpiece — complete with an elegant entry and sculptural metal staircase by Elegant Iron Studios.  Click here to check out the article!



Cincy magazine approached us about some of the design trends we were seeing and construction materials we were using in our railings. Check out this article to get some insight into the evolution of interior residential stainless steel and glass railings, stainless cable railings and artistic contemporary railing designs in the Cincinnati, OH area.  View the article.


This rustic railing was designed for a family in Cincinnati, OH. It is a variation on another railing of ours that normally features acorns and oak leaves, but the homeowners were concerned about their grandson, who suffers from Angelman Syndrome, injuring himself on the protruding foliage. We were able to design a railing that still conveyed a rustic style, made up of steel branches, in a sculptural way. The finish is a rustic bronze with clear coat. For information about Best Magazine, call 513-708-3849.  View the article as a PDF. (3.7MB)


Luxury Living, a premium magazine of Columbus, OH featured a few of our railings in an article on the elegance of stairways. Special focus was paid to our stainless steel curved railing, hand forged scroll, and Sculpture RailingTM. All three jobs were built in and around the Columbus area. Curved or “radius” railing is challenging to fabricate for most other shops, however it is a favorite for Elegant Iron Studios. Check out these dramatic photos!  View the article as a PDF.(1MB)


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If you are interested in ordering an Extreme Bench or Bird Bath, please call Elegant Iron Studios at 937-696-1010 with your name, telephone, product you are interested in, quantity, and address, and we will return your call as soon as possible. You can also email us at email@elegantiron.com.


In March, Elegant Iron Studios won the Silver Award for Outstanding Craftsmanship in an international competition open to more than 700 member companies in 13 countries.  The competition was sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA) and highlighted Elegant Iron's work replicating an historic iron fence at the nearly 200-year-old Carneal House in Covington, KY.

Click here for the article that appeared in Cincinnati Enquirer and nky.com


  BEFORE & AFTER JOB PROFILE:  Art Brut Railing — Creating an Artist-Inspired Design
Our client knew he wanted something unique for the railing in his Columbus, Ohio home. An avid art collector, Bill Bird saw our Sculpture RailingTM in a magazine and immediately contacted us. “It was a free form contemporary style railing that is similar to the one that I have been trying to find someone to construct for several years. I am very interested in discussing this with you”, his email anxiously declared. Patrick, owner of Elegant Iron Studios, always visits our clients personally for consultation, and when he met with Bill, he knew this client was passionate about art and wanted something very special…a railing inspired by French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet. For more on Dubuffet, visit Artsy and Wikipedia.

Collaborating with Bill, Patrick and his team of fabricators got to work on designing a new Sculpture RailingTM, this time adding the distinctive crosshatch marks Dubuffet is known for. We invited Bill into the fabrication studio to see the progress and to make sure the design was exactly what he wanted. Once approved, fabrication and installation commenced. “Thank you so much for what you and your merry band of welding artists have done for our house! I woke up this morning and that railing just seemed like it has been here forever. It truly fits in with what I am trying to do. Nobody but Elegant Iron could have accomplished this. You guys really nailed this design!”

The best part was a rather large package that arrived at our studio a few weeks later. Bill Bird paid homage to Elegant Iron Studios and the work of Dubuffet by painting a thank you portrait of the “welding warriors” in front of his artist inspired railing. We are incredibly honored that our client would make such a thoughtful gesture, and proudly display this painting in our showroom.

Would you like us to design an artist inspired or unique railing for your home? Please contact us and we’d be happy to set up a consultation.


JOB PROFILE:  Contemporary Glass Railing
Recently we completed this custom glass and stainless steel railing project in Centerville, OH. The client had been doing an extensive remodel and called on us to complement their contemporary style. After their first consultation, we created computer generated designs so they could actually see what they would be getting, as well as show them different options. Working with their contractor and interior designer, we fabricated the perfect railing to take advantage of the natural light in the room while also creating a sleek focal point. Check out the dramatic transformation!

Are you interested in doing railing like this in your home?  Contact us.


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