Kaynemaile Creates ‘Really, really cool’ ceiling
Kaynemaile from New Zealand supplies architects and interior designers around the world with their globally patented seamless mesh. One of their most recent projects is a ceiling installation in the MGM Grand Detroit Casino, USA, which has been referred to as a “really, really cool ceiling” in the Detroit Metro Times.
MGM is known for providing dynamic interiors. Here, a Kaynemaile ceiling mesh hovers above the large circular bar and has been designed to work in with the Motown interior design. A dramatic effect is created by combining coloured lighting and Kaynemaile mesh to transform the entire ceiling into a sea of red, green, purple or blue for those sitting beneath.
Owner and founder of Kaynemaile, Kayne Horsham, stated “it is exciting to be involved in these type of projects. We worked closely with the Architect to achieve a pretty spectacular ceiling, which while looks fantastic, ticks off all the safety standards and is a bold statement as you walk in the room”.
It was chosen for the MGM job because of its strength-to-weight ratio plus its ability to react extremely well with lighting. It has a very high fire rating and is rated self-extinguishing, perfect for these type of applications. “In ceiling installations like the MGM project, the benefits of Kaynemaile mesh are both aesthetic and functional –aesthetic because the Kaynemaile mesh can be shaped into different forms and functional because there is no interference with sprinkler systems, and it can hide away any unsightly building structures”, said Kayne.
Kaynemaile makes their 100% recyclable polycarbonate seamless mesh from their factory in New Zealand where the world’s first injection moulding process creates interlocked mesh rings without any joins, one downfall of traditional chainmail construction.
The history of Kaynemaile comes from when Horsham worked as an Art Director for Weta Workshop, where he was tasked with designing chainmail armour for Lord of The Rings movies. After the movies were finished, Kayne went on to invent a unique seamless polycarbonate mesh – a modern version of chainmail. Kaynemaile’s award-winning architectural mesh has since found application in facades, car park buildings, airport screening, privacy screens, fall protection and lighting.
Buildings displaying Kaynemaile’s stunning and super-strong mesh include Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Medina Saudi Arabia, Dolce & Gabbana Milan, Nokia London, Chamber of Commerce Dubai, Cornell University and Auckland New Zealand, to name a few.
Upcoming projects for Kaynemaile in 2015 include a collaboration with environmental artist and sculptor Ned Kahn. While the project is still under wraps, it will feature Kaynemaile’s Building-Armour exterior seamless mesh.