Perforated metal for retail projects
Perforated metal is the perfect on-trend accessory for stylish shopping spaces. A major part of a retail architect’s wardrobe, perforated metal for retail projects is often used as decorative panels, façade, functional fencing or safety balustrade.
But it’s the ability to create a ‘wow’ factor that makes perforated metal so appealing for retail architecture and design:
Custom perforation: Artwork attraction
Artwork is an integral feature of mall design and renovation, especially if it reflects the local area. Custom perforated metal offers extraordinary design flexibility. Perforate metal with a local image, intricate illustration or inspiring icons and it can elevate the shopping environment into a couture experience.
Take a look at the unique floral perforated metal pictures Arrow Metal created for Chatswood Interchange, a multi-use retail, residential and transport hub in the heart of Chatswood.
Bespoke perforated metal for retail projects can also feature brands, phrases, text and logos – perfect for personalising the shopping experience and raising brand awareness.
The children’s play area at Narellan Town Centre shopping mall uses custom perforated metal to explore local history in a fun and vibrant way. Arrow Metal perforated the screens with images of trees, transport and the story of the area.
Balustrade and fencing is where perforated metal really shines, combining functionality with stunning design in keeping with the architectural vision.
At Cranebrook Shopping Centre in Penrith, Arrow Metal created balustrade and façade in a complex architecturally-designed vertical and horizontal hexagonal pattern. A challenging project due to post-production design changes as the project progressed, each panel was precision manufactured for a precise fit.
Another big advantage of perforated metal for retail projects is the scope of finish. Luxury and opulence can easily be achieved using metallic finishes without the associated high expense, or add corporate colours for subtle seamless branding.
Arrow Metal’s ability to fashion even the most intricate perforation designs resulted in the most unique accessory for Pandora jewellery at its recent media launch. The detailed custom perforated design perfectly captured the essence of the brand’s new DO range.
Shopping design on a budget
Because the choice of perforation, metal and finishes is so vast, Arrow Metal can tailor-make the perfect solution that meets the strictest budget. Using our expertise, metal knowledge and custom abilities, we can maximise retail project spending power without compromising on quality, design, functionality and finish.