Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc.

Project Details

Fabric 1

Xorel Strie
Producer/Manufacturer: OTHER
Primary Use: Main Fabric

Design Company
Kuhlmann Leavitt, Inc.

Fabrication Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc.

Project Manager Name
Jim Knoche

Project Manager Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc.

Installation Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc.

Please describe the project specifications

Custom shaped mobile ceiling hanging panels. Fabricated 50 cloud shaped panels in various dimensions totaling 373 square feet. The perimeter is made from waterjet cut steel and is powder coated white. Applied adhesive to each shape and wrapped with Xorel Strie fabric. Installed hanging units in 7 rows with aircraft cables at varying heights and mounted them to I- Beams in the ceiling.

The client wanted an area in their office lobby to be utilized as a meeting space for entertaining purposes. They requested unique fabric art that would add new dimension to the room and provide a subtle ambience for their social events.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The appearance of the hanging fabric art resembling clouds is unique for an office building lobby area. Attaching the fabric to the framework was challenging to find the proper adhesive that would not only stick but remain invisible.

The client was very pleased with how the fabric art hanging softened the room and with the added lighting gave a special glow to their company events.

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