Our Mission

 

Our mission is to provide professional restoration, conservation, and maintenance solutions for art and architecture created in modern metal to preserve each work’s value and beauty for the enjoyment of current and future generations. 

 
 
 

Our Promise

Art and architectural objects treated and maintained by Metalabs experts are guaranteed. We care deeply about the preservation of artwork for the benefit of current and future generations. While under a Metalabs maintenance contract, artwork is warrantied against corrosion through attentive, preventive care. Our team continually strives to ensure a positive customer experience.

If, for any reason, you are not satisfied, we will make it right.

 

Our Founder

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L. William Zahner, Metalabs founder and chairman, has been conducting restoration of metal sculptures for over thirty years. Regularly called upon for advice and recommendations, Mr. Zahner has worked with numerous conservators, curators and arts professionals from many of the most acclaimed fine art institutions in the United States.

Zahner currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of A. Zahner Company, the innovative engineering and metal fabrication company responsible for the creation of facades by high-profile designers such as Frank Gehry, Cesar Pelli, and Thom Mayne. 

Zahner is the author of two books on architectural metal and metallurgy, and has contributed to several others.

 

L. William Zahner BIBLIOGRAPHY

Zahner, L, Architectural Metals: A Guide to the Selection, Specification and Performance, New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1995.
Zahner, L, Architectural Metal Surfaces, New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2005.
Kolarevic, Manufacturing Material Effects – Rethinking Design, New York, Routledge, 2008.
‘On Making’ Volume 5, 2005, The Catholic University of America, 2005.

 

Our Team

 
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meg zahner

Metalabs President & Co-Founder

 

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sean kelley

Metalabs & A. Zahner Art Business Development