Project: "I-MESH Lightweight Diffuser Ceilings "
Company: and I-MESH
Designer(s): I-MESH, MIGLIORE+SERVETTO Architects, Italy
Category: Material Design, Professional
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Entry Description: MONDADORI MEGASTORE in Milan has been conceived by architects MIGLIORE+SERVETTO as a place with strong identity roots given by a specific combination study of different materials and colors where I-MESH has been purposely designed to be a lightweight diffuser ceiling thanks to the technical features of the metric construction of the texture where it has been weaved the Brand “Arnoldo Mondadori”. The lightweight transparency of I-MESH helps the visitors to travel through the different thematic areas where the light runs across the technical yarns of I-MESH separating yet creating continuity on a total surface of 750 sqm. I-MESH is very light, flexible and easily packed. Large areas of material are installed without the need of any special mechanical equipment. The components that make up for I-MESH are two: resin and yarn (Carbon, Basalt, Fiberglass, Technora and Zylon). Its recyclability is obtained through the re-melting of the matter.

About the Designer/Company
I-MESH is a material invented to create ventilated sun protection for buildings and people. In interiors to create non occlusive “air walls”, curtains and ceilings. Materials and custom décors blended into a graphical language that takes inspiration equally from history and contemporary. I-MESH is Technology and Art, paradigm of Sustainability. I-MESH is a multi-axial and multifunctional non-woven grid which is constituted by high-tech mineral and/or man-made yarns (carbon, glass, basalt, Zylon and Technora fibers) stabilized by a resin system. The product assumes the natural colours of the fibers that can be varied in freedom within the same creation, generating unique chromatic a visual effects. Our production system is so flexible that we can create personalized pattern samples with great simplicity and speed. The tools that we utilize to create new drawings are the same the designer/architect utilize in their daily work, hence exchange of data is oversimplified. Thanks to this unique versatility it is utilized in many branches of Architecture: in Interior and Exterior, Scenography, Branding and Retail, Design of Products. I-MESH: "I" means Interface. What separates without dividing. “Air walls”, curtains and ceilings essentially, but also a thousand more solutions in Scenography, Branding and Retail, Product Design. Outdoor, environment for which it was invented, I-MESH is an horizontal shading system or a ventilated envelop or a punctual window screen, making up for a unique ventilated roof or for a “soft” architectural facades. Its sustainability is made of lightness, simplicity of installation, savings in transport, recycle-ability, thermal and light diffusion performance for buildings. I-MESH is a certified product by many international standards which define its resistance to fire. www.i-mesh.eu