The jewels of façade design
When it comes to architecture, the trend towards aesthetically pleasing products is apparent in even the tiniest of details, both in public and private constructions. This also goes for dewatering or drainage channels used in façades or outdoor spaces: they are often chosen not just for their function but also for their visual appeal. With its designer gratings made of stainless steel, Richard Brink offers a variety of ways to enhance the appearance of dewatering systems. Similarly, attention can be drawn to curved parts of a building such as a revolving door in an entrance area using these cover gratings.
Legato, Staccato and Ritmo – the musical reference is reflected in all three gratings. Whether in the tread surface of the Staccato grating with its discontinuous bar structure, the rhythmically designed surface of Ritmo or the wavy appearance of Legato, all three models play with the perception of the beholder. And the special look of these gratings is not without its functional properties. The discontinuity of the longitudinal bar grating Ritmo, for instance, also prevents slipping.
The designer grating Legato is made entirely of stainless steel and combines extraordinary design with functionality. The visual illusion created by this new product is particularly innovative. The perception of the wavy bars changes depending on the vantage point. When looking from above, the bars appear straight; when viewed from the side, however, they form a diamond-shaped structure. The grating ensures that surface water is completely drained away and demonstrates a high slip resistance. The Legato grating can be combined with both height-adjustable and fixed drainage troughs also available from the metal products manufacturer.
The linear, puristic design of the Staccato grating is fused with high-level functionality and slip resistance. Dots featured on the divisions between the longitudinal bars characterise the structure of the stainless steel grating. It can be powder-coated in any RAL shade, allowing the colour of the dewatering system to match that of the building. In order to achieve the effect of an apparently floating stainless steel structure, the tread surface is sanded off after being coated. All drainage troughs made by Richard Brink can be fitted with the grating. Whether Staccato, Legato or Ritmo, the longitudinal bar gratings are each available with a bar thickness of 20 x 3 millimetres. The metal products manufacturer is also happy to produce gratings to custom specification in terms of both dimensions and finish.
Richard Brink is proud to have won awards for its product design: the linear structure of the Hydra Linearis grating received the renowned Red Dot Design Award in 2010, while the double-slit grating Gemini was honoured with the title in 2015.