Client: Le Tissage d’Arcade nv/sa
Location: Paris, France
Completion date: 2010
Artwork budget: $49,000
CATEGORY : COMMERCIAL // EXHIBITION
SURFACE AREA : 40 m²
PROGRAM : Carpet Exhibition Booth /// Lounge area // Desk // Samples Area // Storage
MATERIALS : Black MDF wood // 2TEC2 carpet // Translucent Plexiglas // 32 LCD screens
Carpet: 2TEC2 Carpet – Complete Collection
Wood : MDF Black
Light : Projection – Picolo Rondo Black CDM-TC/Elite 35W/930
LCD Screen : ELO – Elo 0700L – LED monitor – 7″
The beginning of the project was based on the gills of the manta ray. How from one surface it’s divide himself to making progressive openings. The complete geometry is triangulated to make more architectonic effects.
The space is created by 40 stripes of 25cm width, where each one deform, twist, reduces width, pull up and down for making the functions of; presentation, communication, sitting, table, desk, lights openings, storage.
All the stripes are following a general geometry of 3 sinusoidal lines that are evolving in the space.
These stripes are covered with carpet in one side when the other side is painted in black. That allow to see almost the complete collection of 2TEC2, which allow to have the entire showroom as a display. People could walk right into it, and step on the carpet, touch the striped wall, read the screens, and be surrounded by the material to be displayed in a way that they become engaged with the product, very actively. The goal was to bind presentation booth for products within the boundaries of design and art.
Labscape is a studio of design and architecture where Design, architecture and art are in symbiosis.
The complete space is made by 2 main materials 2tec2 carpet and black MDF, which allow a simple reading of the product inside a complex geometry.