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Fabricoil® Curtain Wraps Five-Story Elevator Shaft at VGM Group’s HQ

Copper-Colored Aluminum Coiled Wire Fabric System Completes Innovative Atrium Design

Publish Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

TUALATIN, OR…Cascade Architectural, the international leader in the design and manufacture of coiled wire fabric systems, recently provided 3,582 sq. ft. of aluminum Fabricoil® for the expansion of VGM Group’s Iowa headquarters.

The focal point of the project is the building’s open, five-story central atrium that features wood paneling inset with vertical lights; sleek, white ceilings, columns, and curved balconies; and an all-glass elevator shaft. As the interior design phase was nearing completion, the project team was searching for a way to tie the theme of the exterior into the design scheme of the interior. To accomplish this, Kate Payne, Managing Architect at INVISION, chose aluminum Fabricoil finished in Antique Copper.

“We needed a way to incorporate the copper paneling on the facade into the interior,” says Payne. “Ultimately we decided to make the elevator shaft the locus of that design challenge.”

Payne and her team chose 5/16” 15-gauge Fabricoil at 15% fullness and paired it with Cascade’s sturdy and reliable Secura Track attachment system, which features nylon wheel bumper carriers. The 3,582 sq. ft. metal mesh curtain was the perfect finishing touch for the VGM Group headquarters, serving as the key design showpiece for the contemporary interior.

Fabricoil is an extremely versatile material that architects and designers find a great deal of design freedom with compared to alternative metal mesh products. Priced affordably and available in a wide range of colors, gauges, and weave sizes, architects have leveraged Fabricoil’s performance benefits and aesthetic versatility for notable projects around the world.

“We really liked the way we could pull the curtain taut around the elevator,” Payne says. “It allows someone to see through it when they’re inside the elevator, but it’s got that unique, heavy feel of metal. People are very drawn to it."

Cascade Architectural’s team of experienced engineers and sales representatives helped Payne and the INVISION team choose the ideal material and attachment hardware configuration that met their specific design needs.

Fabricoil is a semi-transparent material that fulfills a variety of performance functions including energy efficiency, solar control, partitioning, securing spaces, or purely decorative applications. Available in a range of durable powder-coating finishes, Fabricoil can be customized to match company colors, interior design palettes, and natural outdoor elements.

Fabricoil products also carry Declare labels with the International Living Future Institute.

VGM Group headquarters was completed in 2017.

Cascade Architectural systems are specifically created to deliver design and functional performance for a variety of building applications. For more information, visit

About Cascade Architectural: Cascade Architectural is a division of Cascade Coil Drapery, Inc., based in Tualatin, OR, the world’s leading manufacturer of coiled wire fabrics for a wide variety of applications. Cascade Architectural provides Fabricoil® architectural coiled wire fabric systems and their engineered attachment systems used by architects and designers around the world. In addition, Cascade Architectural also provides Guardian Grade Fabricoil® systems, engineered for security gates. Environmentally sustainable and made in the USA, Cascade Architectural’s coiled wire fabric has also been scientifically proven to save energy and increase thermal comfort when used as window treatments or exterior shades and scrims. For more information, visit:

Cascade Architectural (, based in Tualatin, OR is the international manufacturer of Fabricoil™ – interlocked strands of coiled wire formed into flexible fabric and engineered for interior and exterior customizable architectural building systems. Cascade Fabricoil™ systems are manufactured from the widest range of materials and offered in the greatest variety of colors, finishes and sizes, providing far more functional and design flexibility than alternative materials.