Banker Wire SPZ-52 in Plated Satin Brass installed at the Astra restaurant San Francisco

Astra at The St. Regis

The St. Regis San Francisco’s signature fine dining restaurant, Astra, offers guests a luxury experience. Astra embodies extraordinary hospitality with modern-day sophistication and represents the epitome of northern California luxury expressed through local and cultural references.

Designed by London-based design firm Blacksheep, the project was multifaceted. The vision was to create an independent, art-focused destination that is colorful, lively, and whimsical, all while capturing the SoMa neighborhood spirit and exuding St. Regis luxury. The result is pure Californian luxury – a design that anchors itself in the San Francisco landscape using subtle abstractions, rich textures, and soft metallics.

Learn more about the SPZ-52 wire mesh

The SPZ-52 is a unique dense rectangular architectural wire mesh pattern that is available in a wide range of alloys and secondary finishes.

Banker Wire SPZ-52 in Plated Satin Brass installed at the Astra restaurant San Francisco
Banker Wire SPZ-52 in Plated Satin Brass installed at the Astra restaurant San Francisco

Using Banker Wire’s SPZ-52 wire mesh in a plated satin brass finish, adds another sophisticated touch to the bar space, adding texture and golden hues to the backlit structure. Banker Wire’s SPZ-52 is a unique, dense rectangular architectural wire mesh pattern with crushed warp wires that offer an interesting pattern up close while appearing as a transparent metallic pattern when viewed from afar. Used within the bar shelving and back wall, Banker Wire’s mesh and the bar’s overhead trellis are a nod to the city’s iconic tram lines. This bold transformation draws a broad cross-section of guests, tourists, locals, and art lovers to a unique statement of St. Regis glamor.

About Banker Wire
Banker Wire is the world’s leading woven and welded wire mesh manufacturer for architectural and industrial applications. From intricate design highlights in architectural environments to large-scale industrial applications, the company’s scalable operations ensure every mesh job is precisely manufactured according to the specifications of each order. Durable, sustainable, and available in thousands of patterns, wire mesh is the ideal medium to satisfy any project regardless of its function or aesthetic. Founded in 1896, Banker Wire’s state-of-the-art facility in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, employs proprietary equipment and processes refined for over a century, bringing unmatched customization, variety, quality, and service to customers globally.

Fabrication: Architectural Woodwork of Montana
Designers: Blacksheep
Photography: Kate Berry