Cambridge Architectural is introducing a volume stock program for specific
woven metal mesh patterns used primarily in elevator cab cladding applications.
Cambridge Architectural will maintain an inventory of its Classic range
of high-volume patterns including Channel 29SS, Plaza 75A, Sawgrass 88A and
Stipple 19A, enabling customers to take advantage of lower prices along with shorter
Cambridge pioneered the application of durable woven metal mesh to
elevator interiors in North America, having first outfitted elevator cabs in
New York’s Seagram Building on Park Avenue in 1957. The same mesh is still
found there today.
Cambridge’s metal mesh is highly popular among retrofitters, architects,
designers and commercial developers seeking an elegant, high-end finish to
accent and protect elevator cab interiors.
Recent Cambridge elevator interior projects include the Carnegie Hall,
The Empire State Building and 220 Madison Avenue in New York City, the San
Francisco Public Safety Building, The Arlington in Boston, Gensler’s Houston
office and Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.
According to Cambridge Brand Manager Gary Compton, a high quantity of custom-order
elevator cladding has been sold to customers over the years; however, with
advancements in technology and increased demand for product due to the
resurgent building construction industry, the company is able to pre-stock
these high volume patterns to better serve customers with the assurance of
Cambridge high volume metal mesh patterns for elevator cladding include Channel
(29SS): Stainless Steel; 4 lbs./sq. ft.; maximum width 120”; Plaza (75A):
Stainless Steel; 3.70 lbs./sq. ft.; maximum width 60”; Sawgrass (88A):
Stainless Steel; 3.57 lbs./sq. ft.; maximum width 60”; and Stipple (19A):
Stainless Steel; 3.57 lbs./sq. ft.; maximum width 60”.
Cambridge Architectural also optionally offers framed panels for quick
installation in the elevator cab. The mesh on the panels is bonded to medium
density fibreboard (MDF) and framed with stainless steel J-Trim with Z-shaped
mounting clips on the rear.
Cambridge Architectural’s Elevator Cladding brochure provides useful
technical information and photos of 39 distinctive mesh patterns.