For those of you who aren’t familiar with our RENTAL Drapery Collections, Sew What?/ Rent What? Inc is excited to show off our dynamic and edgy Industrial Textures Metal Mesh rental drapery.  If you are looking for a dramatic, stunning, and incredibly versatile drape for your next event, show, concert, stage production, or trade show, look no further! Curvaceous and cutting edge. This series focuses on mixed media pieces and textiles that will please artists and lighting designers alike. Let us show you just a few of the looks you can create with lighting on our Metal Mesh Drapery.

Seen in this installation photo at Austin City Limits are 5 of our 23’h x 10’w metal mesh legs, hung from the truss at top and with a pipe installed into the pipe pocket in the bottom for a slick and tight surface installation. These metal mesh legs present the edgier side of rental soft goods, and have been rented for everything from major concert tours and community church productions to television series to conferences.

The beauty of Metal Mesh is that it takes light SO well!  Both front and back lighting offers effects that will WOW the audience. In particular we have found that metal mesh gives the illusion of an “oil painting” when touched with theatrical lighting fixtures. If you are looking to complete the stage scene with a full drapery package, you can complement these stand-alone mesh pieces with masking drapes from our traditional BLACKout Masking Series.

Credit: Lighting Designer Anne Militello

See in the image above just how dramatic the stage background looks with the right combination of lighting and metal mesh, showing yet again the versatility of this metal mesh surface for lighting.  Anne Militello with Vortex Lighting brought this dramatic design to stage for the Decemberists. By lining the upstage area with a light toned flat backdrop she was able to create a light box effect with colors within and amid the layers of metal mesh.  Ethereal and mesmerizing, this hypnotic scene was the perfect backdrop for this indie rock band out of Portland.

We are excited to offer you “Performance that Rocks!” At Rent What?, we’ve got the curtains and masking drapes for just about any kind of show, massive or minor. But just as important, we’ve got the creds. Our team has performed for many of the biggest names in entertainment, so we know the realities of dressing up a major venue and dancing around all the surprises that can pop up at the last second. It’s not just about having the right products, but having the experience and putting in the blood and sweat our customers remember when it comes to booking each new tour. If you have questions don’t hesitate to reach out for more info at 310-639-6000.