Chicago Trading Company Decorative Wire Mesh Project
Architectural wire mesh screening used as a continuous floating wall greets the eye in the elevator lobby and again creates a distinctive aesthetic throughout the office as decorative accents in oversized I beams. Design 14M was selected for its effective utility as a curtain and ease of installation. Down lights are commonly used and are an effective method for highlighting the material. Design 14M utilized rich brass as well as stainless steel wire adding complexity the floating wall. Also used in the space is design 21B, a more linear pattern woven entirely with brass wire. Again down lights are used to bring attention to the rich brassy hues. Wire By Design supplied similar curtain track attachment for each mesh type. The project team consisted of Architect Gensler and Contractor Parenti & Rafaelli Ltd.