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Decorative Mesh

Why Choose Decorative Wire Mesh for Architecture?

As an extremely versatile material, decorative mesh is ever-growing in popularity for use within a number of applications. Not only flexible, customizable, durable and sustainable, decorative wire mesh is also available in thousands of patterns, the perfect medium to satisfy any project, no matter the function or aesthetic. With over 100 years of experience in wire mesh manufacturing, Banker Wire has the knowledge and product selection to achieve any budget or visual goal. From parking garages to millwork and cladding, from space dividers and displays to fences and enclosures, wire mesh’s multifaceted nature establishes it as a favored material for any project, whether functional, detail-oriented, aesthetic, creative, commercial or ornamental.

Wire Mesh in Decorative Railings

Railings are an important element of any architectural project, more specifically, railing infill. Infill panels work in tandem with a chosen railing system. They are used as protective barriers and methods to guide people in high traffic areas such as stadiums, schools, entertainment venues, and in many more applications. Not only are railing infill panels functional, but they contribute to the overall aesthetic of their surroundings. Able to conceal or give high levels of transparency while maintaining a simple or highly decorative design, wire mesh as railing infill is extremely versatile and practical.

Decorative mesh is the perfect choice for railing infill, whether the project is commercial or residential in nature. Wire mesh is often specified as infill panels because it offers visibility, safety, and aesthetic potential. Banker Wire offers a wide range of alloys, which means there is always an option to suit the project, no matter the budget, function, and aesthetic. With a variety of patterns, from simple to highly elaborate, decorative wire mesh is a unique addition to both traditionally styled and contemporary railings. Because of its strength and durability, Banker Wire wire mesh used as railing infill panels are highly functional and can either blend seamlessly with the surroundings or make a bold creative statement.

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Restoration Projects Utilizing Wire Mesh

Restoration projects preserve the invaluable history of things like historic buildings, residences, automobiles, and much more. Attention to detail is extremely important when restoring any piece, especially when attempting historical accuracy. From the type of wood used, to the particular pattern of a vehicle’s grille, restoration hobbyists and specialists know that quality and detail matters in every project.

As a wire mesh manufacturer with over 100 years of experience, Banker Wire is no stranger to how wire mesh has been used throughout history. Wire mesh is a timeless decorative material and, since its invention, it has grown to include an abundance of raw material and pattern choices. The wide range of densities and patterns that have been manufactured over the years has made wire mesh the economical and aesthetic choice for a variety of applications and industries. Automotive grilles, radiant water heat cabinets, and ornamental railing are a few popular examples of how wire mesh found a useful and decorative function throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Using Decorative Mesh in Fences & Enclosures

Fences and enclosures often have strict regulations that require exact specifications to meet code regulations while also maintaining affordability. Pools, playgrounds, rail yards, sports venues, and many other types of locations utilize fences or enclosures for safety and security. Lately, designers have been looking to maintain function while using fence materials that are more ornamental, such as wire mesh.

Banker Wire’s decorative wire mesh is extremely versatile for fencing and enclosure projects. Thousands of patterns are available in a multitude of sizes, scales, and raw materials to fit any requirement from simple to complex. Any pattern or wire spacing can be customized to fit your project. Wire mesh can either allow for openness and uninterrupted sight lines, or it can obscure and seclude areas, depending on the needs of the designer. Complete versatility combined with a wide range of patterns to fit every budget, wire mesh for fences or enclosures is a logical, cost-effective choice.

See more fences and enclosures featuring wire mesh here. 

Applications for Millwork & Cladding

Traditionally, millwork is a term that relates to any exposed wood in a finished building, such as cabinetry. While custom wood cabinets are beautiful, from time to time, they may need a little extra ornamentation to fit with the aesthetic of their surrounding area. The combination of metal against wood draws out the beauty and warmth of wood with the coolness of metal. Decorative wire mesh used as cladding, also known as surfacing, utilizes very similar techniques to add texture and intrigue to elevator cabs, office lobbies, furniture, and many other applications. Wire mesh can cover an entire surface, or just part of one to create any look the designer desires.

Banker Wire prides itself on being a versatile decorative mesh manufacturer for many different clients and projects all around the world. Woven wire mesh as part of millwork or cladding makes a striking impression in commercial and residential spaces. The fundamental composition of ornamental wire mesh patterns has a creative fluidity to it that allows the wire mesh to fit both bold and delicate arrangements. In addition, wire mesh is a robust material that can withstand the rigors of high traffic areas. With such wide variety of patterns, Banker Wire can find a design to complement any space, both modern and traditional.

More examples of millwork & cladding are featured here.

Using Wire Mesh in Parking Garages

Parking garages are a necessity in urban design and need to be secure, well-ventilated, and economical to the best of the designer’s ability. However, some designs call for elaborate and decorative elements that can come in many different forms. From utilitarian to a unique aesthetic, parking garages come in all varieties, and wire mesh is oftentimes the material of choice.

For parking garages, Banker Wire’s decorative wire mesh serves as security as well as improving ventilation. When specified to do so, wire mesh can aid in protecting the contents of parking garages while allowing air and light to flow freely through the space. Banker Wire can customize any wire mesh pattern to fit the exact specifications of the architect. Decorative mesh can provide not just the functionality that parking garages require, but wire mesh can also deliver a beautiful aesthetic to match any vision. No matter the size of the project specifications, Banker Wire’s wide range of wire mesh patterns and customization options make for the perfect choice.

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Applications for Canopies

In many architectural applications, canopies are used to provide varying levels of shade and shelter from weather conditions like rain, hail, and snow. Architectural canopies can also be purely aesthetic, giving a sense of luxury or artistry to a pedestrian area. From fabric to metal, a canopy can combine many different materials to suit the intent of its designer. From purely aesthetic to functional, architectural wire mesh can make a special addition to any canopy design.

Decorative wire mesh is an excellent choice for canopies, and Banker Wire has developed a vast range of patterns to suit almost any project’s requirement. With wire mesh as part of a canopy, pedestrians are given protection from the sun while still allowing light to pass through. What’s more, interesting shade patterns develop as a result of light filtering through the mesh, creating points of interest for those who find shade beneath the canopy. Banker Wire architectural wire mesh comes in a wide range of densities that can be customized to suit the designer’s concept. With its extensive array of decorative mesh designs, Banker Wire can easily find a pattern that complements the aesthetic of any project.

See more of our recent canopy projects in our project portfolio.

Custom Ceilings Featuring Wire Mesh

Ceilings have been viewed as a space to add a creative, lavish flair to any type of building. The drama of a beautifully embellished ceiling can impress and inspire those who walk under it. More recently, modern design embraces wire mesh for ceilings as a way to convey either vastness or intimacy while adding a bit of luxury to a space. Decorative wire mesh is an increasingly popular choice for ceiling design.

To add both texture and an artistic element to a ceiling, many architects choose to work with decorative mesh. Each wire mesh pattern is visually stunning while being sustainable and durable. Wire mesh establishes texture and movement through a room, working seamlessly with lighting design to produce a welcoming and luxurious feeling. Layering architectural wire mesh on a ceiling can create a unique visual as intriguing as the other elements of interior design in the space. With such a wide range of wire mesh patterns, Banker Wire can readily assist in finding a pattern that would best suit the design.

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Using Wire Mesh for Space Dividers & Displays

Space dividers, also known as room dividers, are an attractive architectural solution to subdivide a large space into individual but interconnected areas. Subtle barriers can add privacy to an area while maintaining a sense of unity with the rest of the space. Retail displays often use a very similar design as space dividers, delicately separating areas of product to highlight each piece of merchandise in the best way possible. Many different types of material can be used for these applications, but wire mesh is being specified more often for its ability to add beauty and texture without overwhelming a space.

Decorative mesh can create both space and intimacy in space dividers and displays. The wide variety of patterns available from Banker Wire can create privacy without completely obstructing visibility. Each pattern’s transparency can be customized to fit the interior designer’s aesthetic; a lower transparency will section off areas and product more completely, while a higher transparency will add a delicate separation. Adding a modern, contemporary look to rooms, decorative wire mesh creates a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere, whether in a restaurant, shopping center, company office, or boutique. The organic texture of the architectural mesh can create an appealing backdrop for many applications.

See more examples of space dividers and displays here.

Applications for Art & Signage

Over the years, metal has become an increasingly popular medium for art and signage. It is a flexible and transformable material, lending itself well to different processes like shaping, cutting, and secondary finishes. Metal materials such as wire mesh can be beautiful and elegant, or it can appear rough and distressed, depending on the vision of the designer. While many types of metal are commonly used in installation art and a wide variety of signs, decorative wire mesh is coming into its own as a unique and appealing medium.

Decorative metal mesh is a perfect choice for both daytime and nighttime advertising as well as art. When used extensively or as an accent in a sign, the surrounding light reflects off the high points of the wire mesh, giving the sign attention-grabbing qualities. In art and art installations, wire mesh is an inspiring material, giving an artist both positive and negative space, as well as unique geometric shapes to work within their piece. Wire mesh is often utilized in visual compositions as a transparent metallic skin to draw the eye and capture attention. Banker Wire woven wire mesh has been used in everything from delicate jewelry and simple wall art to large scale public installations. Decorative mesh is a versatile material, the limits of which set only by the designer’s mind.

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Decorative Wire Mesh for Furniture

Custom-built wood furniture is gaining popularity once again throughout the world. More frequently, customers are looking for something designed specifically to their needs and aesthetics. As with any custom woodwork, sometimes a little extra embellishment is desired. Metal accents are timeless companions to wood, offering gentle coolness to the warmth of the natural material.

Using metal as part of furniture adds elegance and interest to a piece, and decorative wire mesh is growing ever more popular as that material. Decorative mesh is an incredibly versatile material for use in furniture design. Banker Wire manufactures wire mesh patterns that are flexible enough to conform to a shapely structure or can be formed to specification on a press brake to fit the function of the furniture piece. Each wire mesh pattern has a distinct texture, allowing the variety of Banker’s wire mesh patterns to blend in or stand out in any piece of custom-built furniture.

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