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- Huge selection of classical and modern designs
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- The best quality, service, and value in the industry for over 30 years
- The largest bas relief manufacturer in the world
- World's highest quality bas relief
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- Assistance with details and designs
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- Models and maquettes
- The Pentagon, Washington, DC
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Many historians believe that the first architectural bas relief sculptures were created over 20,000 years ago. In ancient Greece and Rome, completing an architectural bas relief sculpture in stone, bronze, or wood was painstaking work. There are still some sculptors who make stone, wood, and concrete bas relief sculptures with basic tools like chisels and hammers, but new materials and innovative techniques have made manufacturing architectural bas relief easier and more error proof than ever before.
At Stromberg, all of our bas relief works are made with molds. After our clients choose from our hundreds of attractive stock designs, it's as easy as pouring the material into the mold. The completed reinforced bas relief pieces will be identical to those in our stock photos. The ability to duplicate any architectural bas relief design an unlimited number of times is perfect for those who want to add several identical accents to a room or building exterior. If our clients don't see any stock designs that interest them, Stromberg also offers custom bas relief. Individuals can develop their own design and choose from our weather-resistant, lightweight, and durable materials for an architectural bas relief piece that is truly one of a kind.Classical Bas Relief
The term classical architectural bas relief has two distinct meanings. First, the architectural bas relief that was produced by the Ancient Greeks and Romans can be categorized as classical bas relief. Second, architectural bas relief sculptures that are constructed today, but are made according to the rules and traditions of classical sculpture can also be categorized as classical architectural bas relief.
Classical architectural bas relief in Ancient Rome and Greece made use of various materials, including marble, stone, and bronze. Often, architectural bas relief was also completed on building walls, so the artist would make use of whatever type of material the building happened to be constructed from. The subjects of architectural bas relief are helpful in determining whether the work is classical. Works done by the Ancient Greeks and Romans often depicted humans and gods (who also frequently assumed human forms). Those who made architectural bas relief sculptures took great care to ensure their rendering of the subjects featured in their works was as true to life as possible. Subjects were often depicted in profile, and the works frequently showed scenes of people worshipping or fighting in military battles.
Horses also appeared in the architectural bas relief of the Ancient Greeks, primarily when military combat was the subject of the work. Works featuring these themes, whether completed by the Ancient Greeks and Romans or by a bas relief manufacturer like Stromberg, can be accurately classified as classical architectural bas relief.Interior Bas Relief
Interior architectural bas relief is as versatile and varied as the materials it is constructed from. Interior architectural bas relief can be used to enhance walls, ceilings, domes, columns, water fountains, friezes, and other indoor architectural enhancements. The size of the architectural bas relief piece that will be best is dictated by whether the bas relief is serving as a subtle accent or a focal point. Architectural bas relief can be a tiny triangle that protrudes from a wall, or it can be an involved scene that fills all four walls of a foyer.Interior Architectural Bas Relief Materials
Depending on the size of the architectural bas relief you want in your restaurant, home, casino, government building, or church, all of our reinforced bas relief materials are suitable for indoor use.GFRG bas relief
GFRP bas belief
- Suitable for any interior area that is not exposed to moisture. GFRG can be finished with practically any type and color of paint.
GFRS bas relief
- This architectural bas relief material is extremely lightweight, making it suitable for even very large projects.
- Choose from a variety of textures and colors.
- GFRP bas relief can be made to resemble a number of materials, including gold.
GFRC bas relief
- Enjoy the look and texture of cut stone at a fraction of the cost.
- Great for classical architectural bas relief.
Interior Reinforced Bas Relief Considerations
- Suitable for small interior bas relief projects.
- Lighter than concrete.
- Can be molded into any shape and finished with almost every type and color of paint.
For very large indoor architectural bas relief pieces that will be suspended from walls and ceilings, the weight of the piece is an important consideration. A piece that is too heavy can put excessive strain on the surrounding structure, which can weaken the materials and make them more susceptible to wear and damage. These potential complications, however, can be solved by choosing GFRP bas relief and GFRG bas relief over heavier materials like GFRC bas relief.
When choosing an architectural bas relief design, it's important to consider how the piece will work with the overall theme and color scheme of the room. For example, if the room has an ultra-modern feel, a brightly-painted GFRG bas relief featuring geometric shapes and wavy lines would probably work well. On the other hand, this same piece would likely look totally out of place in a bathroom featuring Roman-inspired art.
Architectural bas relief is an easy and effective way to complement the theme of a room. A small GFRS bas relief featuring a profile of an Egyptian Pharaoh would be the perfect finishing touch in a luxurious, Egyptian-themed bedroom, while a classical bas relief would finish off a Roman or Greek-inspired area exquisitely.
Stromberg has hundreds of architectural bas relief designs to choose from, so you'll likely be able to find one that matches what you had in mind. If not, we also offer custom bas relief, and there are few requests we can't accommodate. So, if you're considering incorporating architectural bas relief into your interior design, don't go to a local bas relief manufacturer who may only offer a few basic choices.Modern Bas Relief
Compared to the limited number of subjects and scenes typically found in classical architectural bas relief, modern bas relief is quite diverse. The term modern architectural bas relief refers both to bas relief featuring non-classical subjects and to the fact that modern bas relief pieces were constructed more recently than classical ones.
The wide range of subjects that tend to appear in modern architectural bas relief is one characteristic that distinguishes it from classical bas relief. While the latter frequently features humans and gods hard at work worshipping and fighting, modern architectural bas relief can focus on practically anything: lions, trees, dolphins, the Sun, or even abstract designs incorporating free-flowing lines and repeating geometric shapes.
Many classical architectural bas relief pieces feature entire scenes, but this is not always the case with modern architectural bas relief. While a modern custom bas relief could feature an entire forest or underwater scene, it's also common for modern architectural bas relief to feature just one object, like a seashell or a lion's head.
The architectural bas relief that is being constructed today is also quite different in terms of how it is made and the types of materials that are used. Companies like Stromberg build architectural bas relief pieces using molds, meaning they can be completed comparatively quickly. Architectural bas relief pieces can be duplicated perfectly thanks to this technique. Stromberg has also developed innovative architectural bas relief materials. GFRP bas relief and GFRC bas relief, for example, are lightweight, durable, and highly resistant to corrosion, even with frequent exposure to salt water and acid rain. GFRP bas relief can replicate the look of many materials, including bronze and gold. Since GFRP bas relief is available at a fraction of the cost of these metals, owning a piece of modern architectural bas relief is now a possibility for a larger number of people now than it was in the past.