Contractor: Talbot Designs
Type of works: supply of Quinn PETG plastic sheets for Longchamp store staircase display.
When French luxury handbag designer Longchamp wanted to create a unique design for its flagship store in New York, it turned to Europe for inspiration and found Quinn PETG sheet the perfect medium to interpret the concept.
London-based fabricator Talbot Designs found that Quinn PETG was the only sheet material that allowed the production of balustrades for a showpiece staircase in the flowing, organic style visualised by the designers. Almost five tonnes of Quinn PETG was used in the stunning make-over of a formerly run-down building in New York's Soho district.
Using aerospace technology, each of the 49 panels were moulded to have the fluidity of billowing fabric, whilst still being produced to exacting dimensional tolerances that meant each panel, all of which had been produced in London, dropped into place in the New York store. The staircase in the 9,380ft2 La Maison Unique Longchamp store is held in high regard amongst architects and is a centrepiece of the store.
Quinn PETG has excellent formability at low temperatures which can reduce forming costs significantly. Quinn PETG is ideal for the toughest environments and has been applied to door skins, balcony glazing, outdoor signs and rooflights.