whiting and davis mesh fabric

posted by the scholar on December 28th, 2007
filed under: design, home accessories, metal

i don’t know about you, but whenever i’ve gone to a slightly-cold-but-modern-and-trendy hotel or restaurant, i frequently spot striking 15 foot tall curtains that divide the rooms and really set a sophisticated tone for the joint. they are too cool for school (school being my house in this example) but boy do i love looking at them! these huge swaths of fabric really are not fabric at all, but actually supremely chic metal mesh materials, just like these examples from the massachusetts company whiting and davis. they began making chain mail by hand back in the early 1900’s, and have since developed a machine technique to create large swaths of the stuff for residential, fashion and industrial purposes. the material comes in aluminum, brass, and stainless steel in a rich tones of silver, gold, platinum, and bronze. if your needs are more specific, three of the patterns can be enameled in a pantone color especially for you!



if you’re looking for a way to create drama and glamour in a room, i do believe this will help.

ed note: it’s been a dog’s age since i posted something luxe up in here. it feels pretty good!

via trendir

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4 Responses to “whiting and davis mesh fabric”

  1. Elena Says:

    I love those curtains. Aren’t they heavy? Is there special hardware to hang them?


  2. the scholar Says:

    hi elena,

    aren’t these curtains so glamorous? I would imagine they would not be very heavy if they were made of aluminum – it’s such a lightweight metal. then again, if it’s hanging 15 feet from the ground it might require some extra support! i am also assuming that it can be stitched in some way to create a simple hem to hang it.

    thanks for the visit!

  3. Johnny Says:

    These curtains are awesome. I’ve looked for the material everywhere though… where exactly could I find this at?

  4. Lauri Says:

    Could you please tell me where I could find the fabric in these pictures? I only need a small amount for a project I am working on….about 1 yard.
    Many thanks.

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