The main lobby of the new W Hoboken Hotel and Residences in Hoboken, N.J., sends a modern and sophisticated message to hotel guests with a floor-to-ceiling metal mesh façade framing the welcome desk. Flexible stainless steel metal fabric panels (in the Shade pattern) from Cambridge Architectural, Cambridge, Md., wrap the entire lobby wall and reflect cool purple-colored light back to visitors seeking accommodations, nightlife or a chic resting spot between business meetings.
The metal fabric system features a new attachment method, allowing metal fabric panels up to 60 feet to be installed in tension, but much closer to the wall, using the unique Micro-Eclipse attachment system. Custom-cut apertures receive the metal fabric ends in tubing integrated into a bracket and structural support design, with tube sizes appropriate to emphasize or conceal the attachment, as the design dictates. Stainless steel mesh is extremely durable, reduces maintenance and is 100 percent recyclable, making it a recommended choice for architects seeking LEED credits for sustainable design.