As a professional picture hanging service, ILevel has mastered all kinds of installation techniques, including cable hanging systems. We suggest using cables in four situations: when you want the flexibility to move art frequently, when hanging art over windows or mirrors, to avoid damage to specially treated walls, and when you want to highlight a special piece in an interesting way.
Here are some examples of recent projects we’ve completed using cable hanging systems.
A Bird in Flight
A cable system was used to angle this piece away from the wall creating the impression of a bird in flight. The content of this piece informed the art hanging solution, resulting in a perfect use of cables to showcase and draw attention to an artwork.
Over the Windows
Cable systems are the only way to meet the challenge of hanging art over windows. This installation creates the remarkable effect of a double layered view – you can enjoy the art and the changing background offered by the cityscape outside your window.
A Rotating Collection
This client likes to rotate the art on their stairway wall frequently so ILevel suggested a cable system. It’s simple to move pieces without putting extra holes in the walls. A cable system usually has three parts: a wall-mounted track or rail from which the cables are suspended, moveable hangers to allow for flexible positioning and horizontal adjustments, and adjustable hooks that slide up and down for vertical adjustments. One of our favorite cable hanging systems comes from Arakawa.
In this example, a small piece is hung in the traditional way while the piece above it is angled away from the wall and suspended via cables. This simple, elegant, and creative arrangement works to highlight both pieces.
You can see more of ILevel’s use of cable systems in these two projects.
Give us a call at 212.477.4319 or email email@example.com to talk about cable hanging systems or any of your art hanging needs.