Textiles add mood and character to entertainment spaces

March 1, 2018

Fabric and lighting have an ages-old relationship that elicits something visceral, and when done skillfully there’s a quality to backlit fabric that nothing else can provide,” says Eric Bury, director of project development for the Toronto, Canada-based custom architectural fabrication company Eventscape. Bury acknowledges that of all the construction materials his company uses to create …

Parisian building features advanced shading

The unique façade of the Be Open building, the showpiece of a new complex in Paris’ Rive Gauche development area, features an undulating form that seems to change in color and shape as the sun and sky evolve throughout the day. Designed by the architectural firm Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés, Be Open’s edifice is …

IFAI Video Technical Library now open

IFAI brings the experts to you! Visit the new IFAI Video Technical Library and explore a rich collection of manufacturing knowledge. Solve problems, train employees and educate yourself about new equipment-all on your own schedule. “This new technical library provides DIY learning anytime and at any location,” says Magda Ronningen, national program manager for IFAI’s …

Fabric Images Inc. wins IAA Award of Excellence

Fabric images Inc., Elgin, Ill., recently received the 2017 International Achievement Award of Excellence for a rooftop pool deck. As part of the renovation of a pool deck in Chicago, a 15-by 30-foot acoustical canopy was developed that would embody fluid motion and energy, provide a visual contrast of form and color, and control the …

Polyfab Australia acquired by Nolan Group

Polyfab Australia, an originator of heavy-duty knitted HDPE shadecloth for protection from the sun, has been acquired by the Nolan Group. Company founder Barry Jamieson will continue to play an active role in management of Polyfab. The Nolan Group is one of Australia’s largest suppliers of commercial and industrial textiles, with six branches located throughout …

Selling a business depends on good record keeping and planning

No matter where in the world we run our businesses, we aspire to be successful, profitable and happy. We have either started the business from nothing, purchased an existing enterprise or taken the reins of the family business. Often, we begin with limited skills, have minimal formal industry training and largely “learn by our mistakes.” …

Rainier Industries transitions CEO role from Scott Campbell to David Traub

Scott Campbell, president and CEO of Rainier Industries, Tukwila, Wash., has announced his retirement, and David Traub is assuming the role of the company’s CEO. Though the leadership is changing, the company’s values and mission to build high quality products and provide world class service remain the same. Campbell has been president since purchasing the …

Acoustical fabric updates arts facility in Toronto

Built more than 20 years ago, the Toronto Centre for the Arts’ underused main theater needed updating. The solution involved reducing the overall size and upgrading the systems to create a more efficient facility. Designers of the retrofit, Diamond Schmitt Architects, brought Eventscape into the project to engineer, fabricate and install over 3,000 sq. ft. …