Metals recently have become part of the modern day in interior design whether it be for kitchens, living rooms, and even for bedrooms.
Although still being used widely in the building industry as building frames and wall and ceiling cladding, the decorative side of metals starts to take the centre stage. Metals, especially bespoke perforated metals, are increasingly being used by architects to make a solid statement to their design.
Why use metal? We give you 5 good reasons.
1) Metal is versatile and is adaptable to any type of commercial and private space. The varying forms of metals ( ie: polished brass, bight copper, shimmering aluminum, painted metals) offers endless interior design ideas.
2) Aesthetically, metal brings in new trends and bodes well with any style. It brings solidity to a space and often times, livens up an otherwise boring and uninspired area.
3) Durability – Metal is set to withstand the normal wear and tear better than other materials. Metals are guaranteed to have a life span of more than 40 years. To further promote durability, a protective coating can be applied when use as an interior lining.
Ants and termites can damage wood but certainly not metals.
4) Hygienic and safe – Hospitals and kitchens worldwide have used metal for this reason. They are easy to maintain and kept clean.
5) Metal is green – Metal is fully recyclable, without losing its performance quality. Perforated metal can contribute to reducing wasted energy, as it promotes air flow. It can also function as exterior shades to ﬁlter natural light into a building, shifting sunlight to keep the interior cooler.
Compared to many other building materials, perforated metals oﬀer a more sustainable building material option.
Considering this level of versatility, it’s no surprise that architects and designers increasingly use perforated metals in a range of applications, including privacy screens, light-ﬁltering awnings, room dividers, and even sculptures.