MUKWONAGO, WI—DECEMBER 10, 2013—When the best steakhouse in Las Vegas opened a new location in Hong Kong, its designers turned to Banker Wire for help achieving the perfect design. At Carnevino, three types of Banker Wire mesh complete a vintage racing-inspired aesthetic, creating a dining space that is simultaneously welcoming and chic.
With Carnevino, chefs and restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich aimed to bring the highest quality steaks to central Hong Kong. Its luxurious design – featuring metallic accents by Banker Wire – helps it deliver an upscale dining environment.
“We chose Banker Wire mesh due to its quality and reputation as a leading manufacturer of unique materials,” says Cliff Lin, Senior Designer at New York-based architectural firm AvroKO, which oversaw the project.
Banker Wire mesh was used in the restaurant’s wine cellar, dining room and private dining area as a background accent for stone, metal and leather paneling. The weaves add depth and texture to Carnevino’s walls for a unique visual experience.
“Creating a warm inviting ambience is top priority for Carnevino and plays a huge part in providing its guests with the ultimate dining experience,” says Lin. “The wire mesh we used helped breathe life into the décor and brought the overall palette together in a truly rich manner.”
Banker Wire’s DS-1, SZ-4 and IPZ-25 mesh patterns were chosen for this project. At Carnevino, SZ-4 and IPZ-25 weave copper with stainless steel to create reflective surfaces that emanate a warm glow in the restaurant’s soft lighting. The opaque stainless steel DS-1 pattern combines gentle, flat wire with straight wire to produce a robust, symmetric fabric that adds to the space’s warmth.
“The versatility of wire mesh makes it a perfect accent material for premiere dining establishments like Carnevino,” said Harrison Horan, Vice President of Banker Wire. “By utilizing three different wire meshes at its new Hong Kong location, diners will enjoy a unique visual experience that will set Carnevino apart from other restaurants in the area.”
Carnevino was named one of South China Morning Post’s Top 100 Tables and selected as one ofLuxe Magazine’s Top 10 Wine Pairing Restaurants in 2013. Members of the project team include architects AvroKO, New York.
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 the U.S., Banker Wire provides custom-weaved material for any aesthetic on any scale – from intricate design highlights to expansive building facades. Founded in 1896, Banker Wire’s manufacturing expertise has been refined for more than a century, bringing unmatched customization, quality, and service to customers. State-of-the-art grid welding equipment provide a wide variety of wire alloy, spacing and diameter configurations, trimmed or untrimmed. 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.