After a decade of refining his extensive set of metal-working and welding techniques, artisan metal fabricator Sean Z. Koperweis founded SZK Metals, an Orange County based metal fabrication company. Koperweis describes his work as more of a life-long calling than just business opportunity. “There’s sort of a primal sense of fulfillment in creating things from raw materials,” says the 36-year-old fabricator. “The challenging yet rewarding nature of this work is what keeps me motivated”, he continues.
Koperweis’s work is known to carry a strong sense of craftsmanship, discipline and thoughtfulness across a variety of aesthetic styles and designs. His work includes abstract, large scale wall sculptures, minimal pedestrian gates, window displays and other architectural elements, all of which carry a common thread, expertly crafted work with no details left ignored. Steel, stainless, bronze, brass and aluminum are 5 of the most common materials found throughout all SZK Metals’ projects.
Koperweis has developed a rapport through working directly with architects, builders, designers and home and store owners, on commissioned based pieces in both private and commercial applications. A few of his key projects include, ‘Radiant’ steel wall sculpture measuring 21ft. in height, installed in Fountain Valley, Ca, ‘Winter ‘17’, custom window displays commissioned by Stella McCartney and ‘Brass + Steel Facade’ a sculptural facade element constructed from a brass clad steel framework. Other pasts clients include Cambria USA, Studio Stern+Kind, Snyder Langston, Firm Designs Inc., and BDR Inc.