Interior design in expanded metal and wire cloth
Walls in wire mesh with an attractive design, false ceilings in aluminum or steel, furnishing accessories in copper or bronze: with expanded metal and wire mesh, everything is possible. The most innovative interior designers have long understood it, adapting these metal design objects to the most varied interior design projects, according to their technical needs and the desired result.
Starting from expanded metal to decorative perforated metal and wire mesh, it is in fact possible to embellish the interiors with the best value for money, ensuring a high level of customization of your spaces thanks to the possibility of working metals in various processes. These include: bending, cutting and welding.
Expanded metal, decorative perforated metal and wire cloth guarantee elegance and acoustic comfort to the environment depending on their architectural application. As materials for interior design objects, they ensure excellent resistance and flexibility of use. In addition, they turn out to be a solid and robust evergreen product that does not fear the passage of time.
Walls in expanded metal and wire cloth
The systems in expanded metal and wire mesh for interior design stand out for their stylistic versatility, practicality in implementation, the quality of the workmanship and the materials used to make them. They are used as separation panels and act as partitions instead of plasterboard, characterized by a frame, as they are not self-supporting. If they are screwed on, they become a lining or cover.
Thanks to the post-painting in all the colors of the RAL and NCS range and the peculiarity of the stylistic forms that can be created, it is possible to give expanded metal a new design with material-chromatic effects. This allows interior designers plenty of room for creativity with new ideas for interior design. Modern, sophisticated and dynamic, expanded metal systems and decorative wire mesh create an aesthetic unicum, as well as a visual continuity of lines and shapes with the architectural element they cover, giving the right balance to even the most daring creations.
Suspended ceilings in expanded metal and wire cloth
Not only aesthetic finishes for private homes or public buildings: expanded metal sheets and metal canvas walls are extremely functional when used as false ceilings. In fact, they hide ventilation systems and sprinkler systems, while ensuring safety and passage of air. Suspended ceilings in expanded metal and wire cloth are design objects composed of various standard or customized modular elements. They are ideal for creating and innovating interior furnishing design and for giving new light and vitality to any space. Metal suspended ceilings provide for the installation of expanded metal and wire mesh in multiple ways:
- open or closed linear systems
- curved systems with special structure
- false ceilings with panels and grids
Specifically, these are metal objects with an attractive design in a range of standard RAL and Pantone finishes, special finishes, chrome and metallic. Thanks to the insertion of special sound-absorbing mats, ceilings in expanded metal and wire cloth then offer different acoustic solutions with more or less high levels of sound absorption. In this way, they ensure acoustic comfort, which is important for people’s well-being. This translates into a reduction in health risks which improves communication, productivity and learning.
Wire mesh and expanded metal for windows and doors
With the wire mesh cladding, even a normal sliding door or shutter can become a design object in sheet metal. These are decorative wire cloths with particular textures and wire designs with multiple applications related to interior design, used in interior design to revive and enhance any surface.
A significant example created by Fratelli Mariani is the door made with Tweed Gessato wire cloth in a shop inside an Austrian hotel.
Expanded metal and wire mesh can also be used in the construction of windows and doors with which buildings and homes are clad. These ensure transparency of the materials, as well as a play of permeability and solidity. The versatility and practicality have favored the spread of decorative wire cloths for the coating of windows and doors, making them irreplaceable for the use of any other interior design object. Furthermore, the absence of welding guarantees greater flexibility in use and a longer duration over time.
Interior furnishing: accessories and furniture in expanded metal and metal meshes
Capable of fully responding to interior furnishing needs with a modern design, expanded metal and wire mesh are flexible and versatile materials, capable of satisfying functionality and creativity at the same time. Both are light metallic fabrics, with very dense meshes, which allow structural designs, but also wide expressive possibilities in the field of interior design: tables, wardrobe doors, beds, bookcases and lamps. As for the former, an interesting application example is the cover of the counter inside a hall of a building in Saudi Arabia. This was made with Cord C35 wire mesh.
While, as regards the lamps, a highly appreciated example at an international level is the Tunisia chandelier by the Tuscan designer Giacomo Ravagli. This work was made with Notre Dame expanded metal and turns out to be an original and innovative chandelier. Tunisia is the only chandelier in the world that can be increased over time according to domestic needs. In fact, its inverted cone shape is made up of three units with an octagonal perimeter. Each can be mounted in sequence, below or above the others, and by itself it turns into a chandelier, reaching a total of one meter and fifty in height. By using the same unit or several chandelier units, Tunisia is also transformed into a table or floor lamp with the addition of a complementary stainless steel tube and relative support. Therefore, it allows for a high degree of customization.
In fact, metal meshes, in addition to the different types of material and mesh pitch, can be finished with cutting-edge surface treatments in terms of style, design and durability, such as painting, natural and colored anodizing, galvanizing and various colors in all RAL colors.
Other achievements in the field of lighting are the lamps made with Soft wire cloth, a light and malleable product with very dense meshes. The use of decorative wire mesh in interior design allows it to contain both production and installation costs, with modular solutions, worthy of an attractive and modern interior design.
Advantages of using expanded metal and wire mesh in interior design
Expanded metal and wire mesh in interior design are characterized by the high flexibility and versatility of the materials, guaranteeing solutions with an excellent quality-price ratio, able to combine functionality and creativity. Depending on the type of application, it is in fact possible to choose between different meshes, materials, sizes, finishes, types of cut or widths of the motifs.
The production technology of decorative wire mesh is very advanced. This allows to keep the characteristics unaltered over time and to avoid geometric changes or stretch marks. The resistance of the decorative wire mesh used in the coating of interior design objects ensures safety, strength, impact resistance and above all sustainability.
For example, the metal for the production of expanded metal can be recycled, returned to the mill and reworked for reuse. In recent decades, the evolution of production cycles and the processing of materials has been affected by an important presence of metals in architecture and interior design furnishings. Most likely in the short term this presence is destined to increase, thanks to the development of increasingly innovative and functional materials for man and his living spaces.