AMICO has once again raised the flag of victory with a new application of our APEX line of Architectural Mesh products!
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers approached AMICO with the idea of using our APEX03 mesh style as an exterior screen wall for their new store design. Based on AMICO’s previous experience supplying Architectural Metal Screen Systems for the same application, AMICO was able to quickly suggest the appropriate type of system to hold the mesh in place.
After reviewing the submitted AMICO APEX03 samples with a standard painted finish, Red Robin reached out to AMICO with a new paint scheme design for the panels. The challenge; paint the American Flag onto multiple APEX03 panels. The challenge was quickly accepted and AMICO went to work on figuring out how to add artwork to a very three-dimensional expanded aluminum mesh surface.
AMICO met with a specialty paint applicator at an AIA Convention and after positive conversations surrounding concerns about the ability to paint our APEX03 expanded mesh, the paint applicator took on the challenge. The first samples were produced and sent to Red Robin for review. The response was very positive and the new art work was written into the specifications for the Red Robin Foxboro, MA facility. This facility is directly across from the Patriot’s Place Stadium. The mesh looks like a real flag from afar and takes on a very interesting screen wall effect up close.
AMICO’s scope of work included:
- Supply of engineered shop drawings for customer review and approval
- Custom manufactured APEX03 Expanded Aluminum Mesh panels
- Custom manufactured APEX03 attachment clips
- Custom manufactured aluminum girt system
- Painting of American Flag onto multiple APEX03 Expanded Aluminum Mesh panels
The success of this project will surely open up new opportunities to owners, architects and designers to incorporate high definition imagery to a material which already offers a high degree of texture, shading and aesthetics for interior and exterior architectural features.