Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Showroom Talsee AG in Hochdorf, Switzerland by Kriskadecor
April 19th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Kriskadecor
For the new showroom for the bathroom furniture company Talsee, the Swiss architecture firm Burkard Meyer required an innovative installation of chains hanging from the ceiling. Following the architect’s creative brief, KriskaDECOR created a new modular system for the project.
The client reception area has been installed in the central area.
The varying lengths of the chains (the longest measures 7.80 meters) form a ‘rain passage’ that separates the different functions of the showroom, creating a ‘room’ inside another one. The lighting creates a surreal and magical ambiance.
This project is exemplary of KriskaDECOR’s essence; besides a custom made specific design for the project, the company did also develop an installation system to suit the space.
All these processes, from the development of the product to the manufacturing methods have been conceived in-house.
Founded in 1926, KriskaDECOR is a family run business specialised in the production of metallic curtains. The products have had great success on an international level thanks to the company’s capacity to create scenic effects and innovation in interior design.
The company operates from a 2,500 m2 base in Montblanc, Tarragona, Spain. KriskaDECOR is very commited to its production methods and controls the production from start to finish, using its own technology and machinery. It owns the rights to more than 20 patents and 25 trademarks.
KriskaDECOR started exporting its products in the 1960s and presently 59% of its output is destined for the foreign market. It exports to over 40 countries including the US, New Zealand, Russia and South Africa.
Its products have been incorporated into projects of important designers as Patricia Urquiola and Philippe Starck and design studios such as Rockwell Design, Softroom, Stylt Trampoli and Klein Associates as well as companies such as B&B Italia and Sede.
It has also collaborated with international artists such as Miralda, Philippe Bradshaw, Shinpei Naito (for the Yotel Hotel in NYC), Federico Fusi and Rudi Stanzel. In Spain, outstanding projects include the restaurant Dos Palillos by Fernando Amat, El Jaleo by Juli Capella, Coure by Alfons Tost, Cinc Sentits by ZOO, the Hotel EME Sevilla by Tarruella & López and Barceló Oviedo by GCA Arquitectes.
On an international level, the company has worked with the hotel groups Riu, Melià, Mandarin, W, Marriott and Sofitel. Sporting facilities include the F1 Circuit in the UAE and the stadiums for Arsenal and Manchester Football Clubs in the UK. Events such as the Valencia Film Festival in Spain and the Academy Awards also used KriskaDECOR.