Your Rocky Mountain showroom for modern furniture and kitchens representing: B&B Italia, Bocci, Cassina, Dedon, Flexform, Ligne Roset, Minotti, Poliform, Roll and Hill, USM and Walter Knoll.

2535 Walnut St
Denver, Colorado 80205
United States

303-296-1495

Your Rocky Mountain showroom for modern furniture, kitchens, closet systems, lighting and accessories, representing: B&B Italia, Bocci, Minotti, Poliform, Flexform, Hastens, Roll and Hill, USM, Ligne Roset and Walter Knoll

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Perfectly Perforated

Tyler Hardie

Liv Studio had an idea that has turned out to be one of the most talked about architectural choices we made while building our new showroom we moved into just over a year ago. Our perforated wall is made of 1/4" thick blackened steel. Liv Studio created a aerial map view of Denver and had it water cut into 18 sheets of steel. It's the focal point when you enter and leave our showroom. Yellowtrace recently wrote a great entry on the story of the perforated wall and included a bundle of great examples. Check it out here.

"There’s a lot to love about a humble shape that’s cut out repeatedly, creating large patterns across big scales. So many variations are possible with perforations – overlaying them creates a moorish effect, cutting out thick boards will express the edge of the material which creates a completely different look to when a thin sheet is punctured, etc. Scale, repetition (or deliberate lack there of) and material selections play a huge importance when choosing and designing these types of patterns. I’ve spent many-a-time printing designs on large A0 sheets at 1:1 scale, staring at them across the studio, standing on tables while looking down on sheets of paper placed on floors, sticking them to ceilings and imagining panels installed way up there… So all this madness and angst that came from working with perfect perforations has made me think that perhaps this post might become a pretty god-damn useful tool for those times you need a little kick along for your next project." - Yellowtrace