Portland’s Newest Art Deco-Inspired Nightlife Venue ‘No Vacancy Lounge’ Shines with Banker Wire’s Unique Decorative & Structural Woven Wire Mesh
MUKWONAGO, WI — SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 — No Vacancy Lounge, an Art Deco-inspired bar and lounge located in Old Town Portland, Oregon, was designed and produced with the combined vision of creating a space that is an unprecedented complement of classic and contemporary. With over 15,000 individually controlled LEDs, state-of-the-art sound, and an authentic Art Deco-inspired interior that features a loft-style mezzanine and staircase that showcases a stunning railing engulfed by Banker Wire’s SJD-5 woven wire mesh pattern in stainless steel, the venue seeks re-cultivate a connection to Portland’s historic nightlife history with a social experience that is aesthetically pleasing as it is entertaining.
Housed within the 100-year-old former McCormick & Schmick’s bar in Portland’s famed Henry Falling building, the venue features 1930s-inspired design elements -- utilizing Banker Wire’s SJD-5 wire mesh to reinforce this nostalgic aesthetic -- drawing inspiration from the swinging days of jazz as well as the modern club scenes of the world’s most influential cities. For the railings of the second floor mezzanine membership lounge called the “Plentitude Room,” the wire mesh pattern includes four different crimp styles to create a compelling mixture of textures and reflectivity. The differences between the wires allows the colored lights of the one-of-a-kind performance space to reflect off each facet giving a sparkling and colored effect.
After reviewing several wire mesh manufacturers for this transformation, Z-Viz—a Portland-based fabricator—selected Banker Wire’s SJD-5 wire mesh for its fine craftsmanship, superior functionality, and material characteristics. “Being a music venue and social club, we did not want the handrails to become a visual barrier,” said Jessey Zepeda, owner of Z-Viz. “The technique used with the three different profiles of metal allow the mesh to maintain strength and 61.2% open area. This was important to us as it allows for the lighting embedded in the handrails and from other fixtures in the club to interact, entertain and attract the audience on both sides of the handrails.”
About Banker Wire
Banker Wire is the world’s leading manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications. With the most modern and productive mill in North America, Banker Wire prioritizes quality and efficiency to deliver the best wire mesh possible at an unbeatable value. Versatile wire looms and state-of-the-art grid welding equipment provide the ability to manufacture a wide range of wire mesh in nearly any alloy, spacing, and diameter configurations. Founded in 1896, Banker Wire’s manufacturing expertise has been refined for more than a century, bringing unmatched customization, quality, and service to customers. For more information visit https://www.bankerwire.com.
About Architectural Woven Wire Mesh
Pre-crimped woven wire mesh is constructed of individual wires that are crimped prior to being woven together on a loom. Pre-crimping the wires provides a much higher degree of control during the weaving process. This allows for far more intricate and interesting patterns, as well as unique customization, to meet the vision of the designer. Banker Wire has refined and innovated its crimping process more than any other manufacturer, delivering more than 8,000 different spacing, diameter, and crimp combinations, plus endless customization options. As a result, Banker can make any woven wire mesh pattern imaginable – manufactured to specify for any project type.