6,600 Pound Ceiling Element Installed at Auto Show
Germany-based theatrical equipment specialist Gerriets, created a ceiling element for the Mercedes-Benz booth at the International Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany that took 12-18 people 14 days to install.
Gerriets used more than 9,000 square yards of a semitransparent PVC coated mesh textile for the project. Sized at approximately 120 yards long by 65 yards wide, the ceiling element weighed approximately 6,600 pounds and hung 32.8 yards above the floor. Depending on the lighting direction, the curved element appeared transparent, allowing projections and laser images to create additional special effects.
To enhance the whole effect, a huge white balloon was mounted between the ceiling and the element to give the piece its final shape.
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