Chain reaction leads to NYCxDesign award for NZ company Kaynemaile

Stuff article, May 21st 2017

Extract: A Petone-based company and its polycarbonate chainmail mesh has been recognised on the world stage, winning big at the NYCxDesign Awards. 

Kaynemaile won best architectural product at the awards this week. The company produces the eponymous Kaynemaile, used to create, divide and protect building interiors and exteriors. 

Kaynemaile is currently exhibiting #WaveNewYork in Times Square, as part of the NYCxDesign festival. The 40-square-metre walk-through installation includes one million interlocking rings, and is 4.25 metres high. 

Inventor Kayne Horsham and American artist Ned Kahn designed the installation.

Horsham said he was delighted to be exhibiting in New York, and hoped the installation would lead to more opportunities in the US. 

"We're honoured to be in the heart of New York, bringing the freedom and joy embodied in our design to over a million New Yorkers and visitors from throughout America and the world in Times Square.

"New York and New Zealand are global centres of innovation and leaders in design. The NYCxDesign Award for Best Architectural Product perfectly supports our US market entry."

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