Monday, March 1, 2010

Lace Goes Urban

Thanks to Joep Verhoeven of Studio Demakersvan designer of Lace Fence, the fence wire is undergoing a transformation. The result is that the fence no longer symbolizes caution and danger. The message of Verhoevan’s new Lace Fence is decidedly not “Keep Away”—it is instead “Enter.” With the various patterns of the Lace Fence, the industrial-strength wire says, “Enter a New World.”

The high-end metal fabric is meant to give insight on how to create unique environments through the combination of the ancient craft of lace and industrial chain link fence. Demakersvan have been collaborating with a number of partners on public projects which integrate the lace fence into their developments.

Lace Fence comes in two types of wire with an outside wire diameter of 2.5 or 3mm; and in galvanized iron or PVC coated. The panels come in various sizes. Lace Fence is strong enough for outdoor use, yet soft enough for interior use: "Demakersvan combines the small and sensitive with the powerful, large and industrial.” Lace Fence can be used for room dividers or staircase railings as well, as seen here in the lobby of a new trendy Belgian hotel.

Lace Fence integrated on the facades of apartment buildings, designed by SeARCH architects.The facades consist of 150 panels that are seamlessly put together to cover a total area of 3000m2. they are located in the hague, and made from betafence white PVC coated wire.


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