The SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille by CornellCookson, a division of Clopay Corporation, is a closure solution that combines the style and design of architectural metal fabric with the functionality and safety of traditional rolling grilles. The result not only enhances building design with five varieties of woven mesh, but also provides security.
SteelWeave Metal Mesh Grille is specifically designed for use in storefronts, malls, bars, restaurants, and other commercial spaces. The product can also be installed as a room or space divider. Based on these uses, CornellCookson designers and engineers determined a pattern of installations and worked to develop three specific models (Aesthetic Reveal, Aesthetic Conceal, and Service Model) to meet a variety of facility needs.
Aesthetic Reveal (EAG10V) was created for high-end retail and hospitality spaces where aesthetics are a priority and puts the SteelWeave Metal Mesh Grille on full display. Stainless steel guides, bottom bar, and tube motor hood provide a coordinated look with added durability and cleanability. Available in Tigris, Lago, Sambesi, and two varieties of Helix weave, each grille provides a unique design that mimics the texture and appearance of fabric.
Aesthetic Conceal (EAG10C) features a finished look that hides the perimeter of the grille and includes an aluminum-finished guide and externally-mounted motor. With no motor cover or hood, it’s embedded in the ceiling, blending with the surrounding architecture and building materials. When extended, the grille has the same design as other models, along with the added security and protection.
Service Model (EAG10S) features a weave tight enough to keep out small trespassers, but large enough to allow for airflow and ventilation. It is suitable for trash rooms, storage spaces, and loading docks. Aluminum-finished guide and bottom bars maintain a cohesive look, despite its very utilitarian purpose.
“This trio of specialty products is a testament to CornellCookson’s commitment to supporting designers, architects, and facility managers around the country,” explained Siva Davuluri, vice president of marketing, CornellCookson. “Each offers a unique combination of performance and aesthetic attributes that will help address some of the biggest needs of our customers,” he added.
“The SteelWeave Metal Mesh Grille was the solution to meet all of our needs,” said Donald Fox, owner of Fox Theatres, a family-owned chain of cineplexes in Pennsylvania and Maryland. After outfitting his theaters with full kitchens and cocktail bars, they needed a way to secure these spaces when not in use.
“It complemented the design of the bar and lobby and integrated seamlessly—we couldn’t be happier.” The function and beauty of the grille led Fox to select the same material for a custom sliding panel made to separate the bar area from the ticket counter, adding a cohesive look.
Featuring a durable type 316 stainless steel curtain, SteelWeave Metal Mesh Grille provides protection while still allowing visibility, even in the most corrosive environments. Optional security features include a locking mechanism, remote monitoring, and control via a central master panel.
The SteelWeave Metal Mesh Grille is also customizable with two standard curtain designs (Lago and Tigris) and three special order curtain designs. In addition, CornellCookson also offers etching on Lagos which will allow companies to display logos, branding, and other designs as applicable. Standard construction for the Tigris curtain is up to 25′ W x 20′ H and up to 19′ W x 20′ H for Lago; other sizes are optional.