GKD - Metal Mesh as a fashion statement
Design mesh type Omega 1520 clads the façade of the new Louis Vuitton factory in the Italian town of Fiesso d’Artico. Since 2005, shoes of the luxury article manufacturer are being developed here.
Due to the big success of the shoe branch, the decision to further enlarge the fabrication was already made two years later. As means of expression of its brand identity the luxury label has once again decided to use the architectural mesh by GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG (GKD).
Louis Vuitton and GKD share a long lasting success story in their collaboration. Besides the manufacturing in the small Italian town near Venice, various flagship stores as well as the headquarters in Paris are designed with the stainless steel mesh of the brand CreativeWEAVE. The special valence and the individual ways of expression make metal mesh the material of choice for the luxury trust, which stands for highest quality and prestige.
The new façade in Fiesso was styled by Paris based architect Jean-Marc Sandrolini, who used 2.025 square meter of the architectural mesh type Omega 1520 in 114 single elements to wrap the four main façades of the building as well as horizontal sun shield elements in the inner courtyard. The shimmering garment is an aesthetically pleasing as well as a functional solution for the manufacturing, combining weather-resistance and dependable sun protection.