International Steel Service Center ‘Direct Metals’ Supplies Brass Wire Mesh for Stunning Gabion Reception Desk

February 27, 2017 – Kennesaw, GA – Direct Metals, an international steel service center with locations in Kennesaw, GA and Waukegan, IL, recently supplied an assortment of open brass lockcrimp wire mesh to a customer for the purpose of creating a stunning gabion reception desk in Brooklyn, NY.

The desk is comprised of eight unique brass cages of four distinct mesh openings filled with reclaimed rocks from the Brooklyn area, and is a welcoming feature at a high-end residential building along Brooklyn Bridge Park. The desk covers 12 sq. ft. and stands 3 ft. 8 in. high with an approximate weight of 4,000-5,000 lbs.

The gabion reception desk borrows its appearance from the gabions often used as retaining walls in landscapes. The delicate, lock-crimped and lightly blackened brass mesh and the rough, reclaimed Belgian street cobblestones combine to form a graceful piece of furniture that resembles an art piece.

The brass mesh openings decrease in size from the bottom to the top of the desk: starting with 2-in. openings at the bottom, followed by 1-in. & 1/2-in. openings in the middle and finished with a delicate, veil-like 1/4-in. open mesh at the top. A solid brass transaction tray - artistically blackened to enhance the depth of the metal - sits atop the desk.

Founded in 1996, Direct Metals is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company and a leader in industrial and hard-to-find metal products. Direct Metals carries one of the largest inventories in the nation of perforated metal, bar grating, expanded metal, safety grating, fiberglass grating, architectural metals, handrail components and wire mesh products. The company’s metal products are available in carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, fiberglass or galvanized metal.

Direct Metals offers several processing capabilities, including cutting, shearing, sawing, punching, cut-outs, drilling, welding, slitting, blanking, burning, fabrication and various special finishes. It also provides expedient shipping with in-stock orders shipped by noon the same day. Direct Metals has served customers in the United States and worldwide for 20 years.

To request a quote or place an order, call 1-800-711-4939 or email

For an online catalog, visit

John Hoover / Tom Hoover

Direct Metals Company, LLC

3775 Cobb International Blvd.

Kennesaw, GA 30152-4390

P: 800-711-4939

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