By taking 1 curved conference room and 14 luminous textile panels, French bank Credit Agricole achieved its goal of creating an exceptional space that not only looks good but also promotes well-being for employees and external visitors.
The use of luminous textile panels mean that the space can be customized with chosen content to reflect the company renting the space, such as the company logo or the type of event taking place.
Another key benefit for the bank is the fact that it meets the energy target with a maximum consumption of 60W per square meter.
The concept was brought to life using 14 panels and the architect and client opted for Kvadrat’s white textile (TOTO 102) for each 1.20m by 2.52m panel. A dark wood finish was chosen for the panel edges to contrast with the textile covering. The panels were delivered ready to be positioned and installed in groups of two or three to create a stylish wall covering. For a perfect finish, the panels were recessed to ensure a flush fit and they were connected together to produce a single screen effect for visual displays.
This kind of innovative technology can be used in so many applications but where do you see it adding most value? Is this the type of thing that you’ve been asked to specify? Can you share any examples?