Chaya Downtown

Products Used

Material: 
  • 06 - Bronze Wire Mesh
Application: 
  • Partition, Space Divider
Building Type: 
  • Restaurant
S-16 - Architectural Woven Wire Mesh
Los AngelesCaliforniaUnited States
Project Details:

Chaya Downtown

The bronze wire mesh screen worked perfectly for our intentions on the interior of the space. The typical banquette divider is glass, giving some separation, but allowing the space to remain 'open.' The Banker Wire weave worked in the same way, but with true class. As you can see in the picture, it filters the content on the other side, hinting at the activity like lingerie, but still providing a sense of privacy for those dining next to it. The brass was the other component that worked really well with our design. The restaurant has a large exterior blade of a canopy that pierces the interior of the restaurant. The underside of that canopy is a reddish Spanish Brass. The Banker woven wire bronze allowed us to connect the dots. — Bryan Bethem poondesign.com

Chaya Downtown in Los Angeles, California recently won the 2009 Restaurant Design Awards presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Additional Images: 
Banker Wire mesh serves as a divider in this restaurant, without interrupting its open aesthetic.
The bronze wire mesh provides warmth in this space.
Banker Wire mesh plays off brass design elements.

Project Team

Project Designer: 
Poon Design Inc.
Project Fabricator: 
Environmental Contracting Corporation