Rising to their greatest figurative and functional heights of expression from the end of the 19th century onwards, cast-iron railings are important and widespread elements of the domestic sphere and of the urban environment.
In the age in which industry and art were experimenting with new forms of language and with new and original consumer goods, masters of the Art Nouveau movement like Guimard and Horta gave railings a degree of artistic dignity and elegance that has resisted the passing of the years, due above all to the material from which they were made, cast-iron, still used today for the best railings manufactured.
Splendid balconies, imposing enclosures, grilles, doors, gates and internal and external stairs are just some of the applications made possible with the cast-iron components in classical style offered to cater for the more demanding and refined tastes of the market.