Show your metal: Inspirational interior uses of metal
Metal is one of the coolest hot trends for interiors. From staircases to shelving, wall panels, room dividers and decor, the interior uses of metal are inspirationally endless.
Here are our favourite ways from across the web to show your metal, whether you prefer the sleek sophistication of stainless steel, the warmth of copper or the bold richness of brass:
Stairway to metallic heights
Staircases are a great way to step up metallic influences because of their focal point interior position. Versatile in design, you can use perforated metal, woven or welded wire mesh to create a real accent ascent and decorative descent.
Villa Mallorca’s staircase is all over Pinterest for good reason – these stunning steps featuring perforated copper panels are the central heart of this incredible residential home in Spain. Designed by Studio Mishin and Arup, the staircase features over 12,000 intricate perforations, perfectly lit for maximum visual impact.
Image sourced from Arup
For something a little less bold, Architecture MU installed this wire mesh staircase at The Nook residence in Quebec, Canada. It acts as a safety barrier whilst maintaining the serenity and open space of the development. It’s the perfect pairing of wood and metal – warm and cold.
Image sourced from Architecture MU
Room panels: Divide and conquer the metallic trend
Room dividers are one of the most common interior uses of metal. Open wire mesh designs divide without dominating an interior, whilst perforated metal adds a unique and focal metallic touch.
Studio Lotus gave luxury brand Rohit Bal an opulent interior for its store in New Delhi, which included rusted metal interior screens – jaalis – perforated with the brand’s signature lotus motif.
Image sourced from Studio Lotus
Perforated screens tempt and attract customers to explore Max & Co’s Hong Kong retail outlet, designed by Duccio Grassi Architects. The sharp perforation patterns work perfectly with the curved screens to create interest yet maintain a light and airy ambience.
Image sourced from Duccio Grassi Architects
Lighting up interior uses of metal
Perforated metal is an illuminating way to use metal in interiors. The perforation pattern dictates light level and shadow, creating endless stunning effects.
Rockwell Group demonstrates the diversity of perforated metal at the Nobu restaurant in Beijing. Serpentine bronze chandeliers adorn the ceiling, which each feature a laser cut cherry blossom design, inspired by Chinese folk art
Image sourced from Rockwell Group
Wire mesh creates a clean urban feel at the new Camper store in the Shin-Marunouchi building in Tokyo. Designed by Shemata Architects, the stockroom is encased in steel mesh to highlight staff movements and create a sense of depth, whilst display tables also feature wire mesh to continue the theme.
Image sourced from Schemata Architects
Decorative doors: Open up the interior uses of metal
Metal doors are one of the easiest interior uses of metal. Adding wire mesh inserts to doors, or using mesh to separate and store, makes it simple and quick to create an industrial style revolution.
Utah-based Establish Design – architect Bradford Houston and designers Elizabeth Wixom and Kimberly Rasmussen – uses metallic mesh in cabinetry in residential homes, merging country and industrial for sophisticated, refined chic.
Image sourced from Establish Design
Studio McGee’s mesh-fronted cupboards make the laundry room at this residential home a clean and stylish space. The grey-green of the paint works perfectly to complement the delicate metal mesh.
Image sourced from Studio McGee
Bespoke perforated metal, woven and welded wire mesh products for interiors
Take a look at Arrow Metal’s Pinterest page for more ideas for interior uses of metal. We can create bespoke perforated metal panels, woven or welded wire mesh products in even the most complex and intricate designs for interiors. Speak to Arrow Metal’s specialist team to see how we can inspire your project on (02) 9748 2200 or complete our online enquiry form.Posted: June 6, 2017