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Banker Wire’s Wire Mesh Creates Luxurious Lighting Statement in London
Photo above: Specified in a stainless steel and bronze configuration, the warmth of Banker Wire’s M22-83 wire mesh complements the luxurious touchpoints in the lobbies of Lincoln Square, which were designed by Patricia Urquiola Studio and PLP Architecture. Credit: Lodha Group
In the two lobbies of Lincoln Square, a 10-story luxury residential building in London, custom chandeliers made of Banker Wire’s M22-83 wire mesh dominate the high ceilings and define the height of the contemporary space.
M22-83’s unique geometric shape belongs to the “helical” family of Banker Wire crimp styles, which are characterized by circular openings rather than square openings.
(Photo: M22-83’s unique geometric shape belongs to the “helical” family of Banker Wire crimp styles, which are characterized by circular openings rather than square openings; Credit: Lodha Group)
When used in a lighting installation, this wire mesh shape creates a reflective surface that can create stunning visual statements.
Specified in a stainless steel and bronze configuration, the warmth of Banker Wire’s M22-83 wire mesh complements the luxurious touchpoints in the lobbies of Lincoln Square, which were designed by Patricia Urquiola Studio and PLP Architecture.
Light can dance and reflect off the metallic surface of the lighting fixture, with the geometry of the wire mesh pattern adding a subtle sparkle to the room.
“On the interior, our goal was to create a variety of unique spaces that were unified by subtle elements and themes, like woven wire mesh,” says Patricia Urquiola, principal of Patricia Urquiola Studio.
“For the statement chandelier, our intention was to create an iconic installation to accentuate the double-height scale of the lobby. The materiality of the Banker Wire mesh fit these criteria perfectly, fulfilling that double-height scale volume in a seamless way while allowing the light to pass through.”
The wire mesh material blends well with the other luxurious elements in each lobby, such as plush furniture and carpets.
In this installation, it acts as a screen and a visual filter, giving privacy to some spaces without segregating them from the rest of the space.
Patricia Urquiola Studio characterized the lobbies by the mix of the materials, one of the distinctive features of the design firm’s aesthetic.
Colored glasses, timber woods, marbles, and bronze metals are used through the different lobby areas, creating a vibrant, warm atmosphere.
The bespoke bronze metal wire mesh chandeliers and metal grids, which are reminiscent of woven fabrics, dominate the double-height spaces, leading the eyes to the central courtyard.
The design studio’s intent was to find a material that had a similar aesthetic to a fabric, playing on the dual sensation of heaviness/lightness and metal/fabric.
Throughout the rest of the Lincoln Square building, M22-83 is featured in many other areas such as hallways, suites, and the library.
Although M22-83 is utilized here as a residential ceiling and lighting application, it can also be used for a myriad of commercial interior and exterior applications, including railings, screen walls, space dividers, signage, and more.