Meat & Wine Co Castlereagh Street

As a commercial Interior Designer, incorporating metallic wallcoverings into your design projects can add a touch of luxury, sophistication, and contemporary flair. In this article we’ve featured some custom metallics developed for and their The Meat & Wine Co project in Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

Senior Associate Calvin Janse van Vuuren explains; “We researched wallpapers for the installation, but none of the ones we came across fully met our expectations. It was during this search that we discovered that Materialised, a company specialising in custom printing of fabrics and wall covering, had a new metallic range.”

Custom metallic wall vinyl printing on our swissQ digital printer which was spotted on Instagram by Roberto Zambri,

Senior Associate Roberto Zambri actually came across Materialised’s new custom metallic range completely coincidentally while scrolling through Instagram. “Watching a video of the metallic wallcovering printing process and seeing the captivating shine of the substrate, I immediately knew we had found the perfect product for our project! Within only a few days of reaching out, we received a metallic swatch in the design studio confirming that we had indeed discovered the exact product we needed.”

Here are some key considerations to keep in mind when designing with metallic wallcoverings.

1. Select the Right Type of Metallic Wall Covering

Metallic wallcoverings come in various types such as metallic paint, wallpaper, vinyl, or fabric. Each type has its unique characteristics, installation requirements, and durability. Consider the location, traffic, and function of the space to determine which type of metallic wallcovering is most suitable for your project.

The Meat & Wine Co, Sydney CBD Cooop
The Meat & Wine Co, Sydney CBD Cooop
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The Meat & Wine Co, Seagrass Hospitality Group, Castlereagh Street, Sydney CBD
Interior Design by with metallic ceiling mirroring the custom carpet by GH Commercial

2. Choose the Right Colour and Finish

Metallic wallcoverings are available in a wide range of colours, from warm golds to cool silvers. Consider the existing colour scheme and design elements of the space, as well as the desired mood and ambiance you want to create.

3. Consider Lighting

Lighting plays a crucial role in enhancing the beauty of metallic wallcoverings. The reflective nature of metallic surfaces can create stunning visual effects under different lighting conditions. The placement and type of lighting fixtures in the space can accentuate the metallic wallcovering and create a dramatic impact.

Custom metallic wallpaper sampling for, to perfectly match the carpet by GH Commercial

4. Balance with Other Materials

Metallic wallcoverings can be visually dominant, so it’s important to balance them with other materials in the space. Consider pairing metallic wallcoverings with neutral or complementary materials such as wood, stone, or glass to create a harmonious and cohesive design.

5. Pay Attention to Installation

Proper installation is crucial for achieving a seamless and flawless look with metallic wallcoverings. It’s important to work with experienced installers who have expertise in handling metallic materials. Furthermore, it’s essential to follow the manufacturer’s installation guidelines for the best results.

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Custom wallcovering printing for

6. Follow Building Codes and Regulations

Ensure compliance with building codes and regulations when incorporating metallic wallcoverings into commercial interiors. This is especially important in areas with strict fire codes or accessibility requirements. For example, our Studio 54 has a flame retardancy of AS/NZS 3837, Group 1, so it is suitable for commercial applications in Australia and New Zealand.

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Design development and sampling of our Hello Metals range printed on Studio 54

“This customisation enables designers to unlock further design expression, resulting in exceptional spaces that leave a lasting impression on those who experience them,” explains Callie van Der Merwe, Principal Architect at “At our company, we place great importance on this aspect of design, understanding its significance in creating distinctive and unforgettable experiences for our clients and their customers.”

“Collaborations with innovative companies like Materialised who work with other commercial suppliers marks a significant milestone in creating bespoke products. Ultimately, the proof of our success lies in the samples we have created, showcasing the harmonious integration of the carpet and wallpaper designs.”

In conclusion, designing with metallic wallcoverings can add a touch of opulence and modernity to commercial interiors. Consider the type of metallic wallcovering, colour and finish, lighting, material balance, installation, maintenance, and building codes to create a stunning and functional design that elevates the aesthetics of any commercial space.

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