A source. Not just a resource.
Creating high value experiences
through collaborative engagement
in support of big ideas!
More than just a resource.
A resource is like a lump of coal, it can provide needed energy until it is used up and then it is gone. A source, on the other hand, is like the sun, virtually inexhaustible and continually generating energy, light & warmth. Meta4mat works earnestly to be both a source and a resource, leveraging years of experience, an abundance of energy and inventive solutions all in support of crafting environments that enhance your brand, elevate your presence, and connect meaningfully with your customers.
Meta4mat is every bit a product of necessity. Effectively stuffing grey matter into the creative void that exists between those that think and those that do. And we believe that sharing our expertise early on in the creative process will (and does) lead to new opportunities, bigger ideas, and more dynamic thinking.
Move a Mountain? Where do you want it?
Simply put, we ideate and fabricate with a fearless commitment to delivering on promises. From wall graphics to living walls, we find ways to bring your visual branding ideas to life. Conception to execution. Components to complete environments… Pick a raw material and see what we can do with it… We simply love a challenge, big or small. We’ve yet to meet our match.
Our Proud Portfolio.
Collaborating with our friends at Full Circle Marketing, Meta4mat produced an interactive wall that combines fabrication materials with conventionally printed graphics. Neocon attendees were invited to remove the printed pages from the display wall as they perused the AIS showroom. The concept for last year's booth was raw materials so we used a lot of natural plywood, cork, and various surface materials.See Project
The Mitten State
Meta4mat collaborated with local A & D firm Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr, & Huber (FTCH) on a design developed for The Mitten State. Most formidably was a point of sale backdrop made from 1400 individual cut pieces of wood. Also included was a custom front window display with hidden lower storage, a wood framed dressing room with a sliding barn door, and an LED display highlighting key moments in the city's history. A slat wall engineered to look like retracted high school bleachers as well as graphics featuring famous Michigan personalities were added.See Project
AIS Merchandise Mart
They say variety is the spice of life and our contribution to the AIS showroom in the Merchandise Mart certainly proves the point. We were fortunate to be part of a total revamp of the space. At the guidance of the creative team at Full Circle Marketing & Design, Meta4mat fabricated a custom fabric and finishes display, a demonstration cart and an elevated platform display featuring a few AIS exciting new chairs. Signage included direct printed wood wayfinding signs, two 5' aluminum signs with LED lights and a reception desk sign made of distressed aluminum and frosted acrylic with LED lighting.See Project
Spartan Motors Push Start Kiosk
Our friends at Authenticity approached Meta4mat when Spartan Motors announced it was adding a push button ignition feature to many of their trucks. Using Bluetooth technology, Meta4mat created a wireless kiosk incorporating the actual ignition button. The kiosk was positioned about 15 feet away from a full-size tractor with a series of speakers and a sub-woofer hidden inside and below the cab. When tradeshow attendees pushed the start button, a programmed audio loop would activate and the rumbling sound of a diesel engine would fill the room.See Project
Spartan Motors Anvil
Want to see a "weigh" cool project? Our friends at Authenticity asked us to make this custom fabricated anvil for Spartan Motors. Crafted from a specialty lightweight wood product and finished with a textured paint that gave it the look and feel of real metal, our anvil was able to hang ominously over an admiring crowd during a recent tradeshow. (Don't worry - although 60" square at the base, it weighed in at a mere 67 pounds.) We think outside the box at Meta4mat - and, frequently, with the right hardware and cabling, the sky's the limit.See Project
Atlas EPS World of Concrete
Iterative collaboration with our clients is among the building blocks of our success. In the case of Atlas/EPS, the metaphor became literal as we welcomed a semi load of foam blocks into our shop, the tallest of which was 16 feet. A combination of cut and printed vinyl was applied to the blocks, as well as dimensional letters and graphics - all strategically engineered to integrate with custom fabricated display cases, reception counters & a portable beer bar for a tradeshow in Las Vegas.See Project
In collaboration with Auxiliary Advertising & Design, Meta4mat was tasked with creating a Pacific Northwest look for the Chaco trade show booth. The exterior walls were hand made from individual furring strips affixed to full size backer with adjustable feet to bear the significant weight of each panel. One of the more challenging components in the booth was a living wall with a custom irrigation system behind it to perpetually hydrate a myriad of living plants throughout the week-long event. Over 400 individual plants were used throughout the booth, many hanging from custom fabricated displays including bar stock steel brackets throughout.See Project
North Channel Brewing
When challenged by Studio Wise to help create a visually stunning backdrop for the North Channel Brewing Company in Manistee, Michigan, Meta4mat responded by printing a vintage image of the Edmond Fitzgerald on fabricated metal panels combined with an eight foot diameter dimensional custom painted logo that was pin mounted to the panels. If you visit Manistee anytime soon, stop in and have a look (and a beer or two).See Project
Great Lakes Center for the Arts
When our our friends from Xibitz asked if we could help them meet an aggressive deadline, we were happy to oblige. While they managed the intricacies of the donor wall, Meta4mat produced all the lettering for the DeVos Family Theater which consisted of Chemetal mounted to black sintra contour cut on our CNC router. Our part was small but we are proud to be part of it just the same.See Project
GR Airport Kids Waiting Room
Through a combined partnership with Helen DeVos Foundation, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, and Level Design, Meta4mat was engaged to help update an existing children's waiting room in the pre-security area of the airport. Central to the design was a simulated control tower complete with LED lighting that doubled as a cover for an existing HVAC return duct. In addition to the tower, a custom padded floor, cut from various colors and welded together formed a runway design for a restored, vintage carnival rate helicopter. A two-sided window graphic as well as ceiling accents and wall vinyl completed the design.See Project
We have Friends in Experiential Spaces
And if you think we’re cool, you should see who we hang out with. We collaborate with Xibitz, leveraging resources, trading expertise, tag-teaming with seamless efficiency, all to bring you the scale and scope you desire.