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V&A, Italian Fashion

Completed

Just completed - the backdrop canopy to the Italian Fashion Exhibition at London' s V&A.

A hugely well attended opening event saw the exhibition off to a great start.

The overhead cone canopy forms a ceiling, backdrop and projection area for a looping image library.

The show runs until late July 2014.


Glasgow School Of Art

New Project

Our installation team are on site this week in Scotland at the Glasgow School of Art - we have designed an acoustic solution for their Architecture Department. More details to follow soon...


Warwick Castle

New Project

New skin for 2014! We are currently manufacturing a new fabric skin for the courtyard shop and dungeon entrance canopy at Warwick Castle. This time we are using a PVC fabric with a canvas-like look which will give it an extended lifespan. We are also making some modifications in the design to improve the rain water run off.


V&A Museum, Italian Fashion

In Progress

Just completed - the backdrop canopy to the Italian Fashion Exhibition at London' s V&A.

A hugely well attended opening event saw the exhibition off to a great start.

The overhead cone canopy forms a ceiling, backdrop and projection area for a looping image library.

The show runs until late July 2014.


ECTRIMS Structure 2013

Completed

We have recently installed this eye-catching structure at the ECTRIMS conference which took place in Copenhagen from 2-5 October 2013.


Truro College Umbrella Canopy

Completed

Tensilefabric completed this Corona Canopy for Truro College in time for the start of the new academic year.


Audi, Goodwood FoS

Completed

Just completed for Audi, in conjunction with HelmX, Tensilefabric supplied and installed this simple fabric skin to provide shade protection for the queuing canopy for Audi's stand at Goodwood 2013.


Nokia Touring Dome

Completed

Being produced for a touring scheme for the launch of a new phone for Nokia - this structure comes in kit form, is built in around 3 hrs and is able to be used outside and inside.

Complete pictures to follow after its first install!


ASOS Fabric Screen

Completed

We have recently created a bespoke large interior projection screen on an aluminium frame with some printed elements for ASOS's Head Office.


Adobe Summit 2013

Completed

We have just completed an overhead canopy banner for the Adobe Summit 2013 - The Digital Marketing Conference which took place on 24 April 2013 at the Excel Centre in London.


Costa Coffee, Cumbernauld

Completed

Last month we completed an eye-catching sail arrangement for Costa Coffee.


Bailey Caravans, NEC

Completed

We have just completed this overhead sign for the Bailey Caravans' stand at the Spring Caravan and Camping Show 2013.


The Crystal (Egg), London

Completed

Now complete - referred to as the Egg for those who have been working on it, the outside skin of the Mega Theatre at the Siemens Crystal is now complete.

The form, designed to be understated and simple adds a degree of softness into the very linear exhibition.


Trowbridge County Hall

Completed

We completed two acoustic reception canopies incorporating lighting for Trowbridge County Hall.


Christ the King School, Lewisham

Completed

We completed this canopy prior to the beginning of the new term Autumn 2012. The canopy has been installed to enhance the appearance and provide valuable rain protection for students walking between buildings.


UK Holiday Park

Completed

Working with RMB Projects, Tensilefabric completed the installation of an Amoeba-like form as part of a major refurbishment by a popular UK holiday park.


Browne Jacobson Entrance Canopy

Completed

In May 2012 Tensilefabric completed this entrance canopy job for the Browne Jacobson LLP office building in Nottingham.


TensileFabric launches new product range

New Project

April sees the launch of TensileFabric's new product range of exterior canopies - click here to view the full "Star" canopy range.


Blackberry 2012

Completed

Tensilefabric provided printed zig-zag style fabric canopy ceilings for the Blackberry Mobile World Congress Exhibition in Barcelona in February 2012.


Lincoln House, Crewe

Completed

During October 2011 Tensilefabric were asked to detail, manufacture and install the replacement canopies at Lincoln House Care Home in Crewe.


Thompsons

Completed

Completed in summer 2011, Tensilefabric designed and installed the die sublimate printed dome at the Business Design Centre.


Aspers Casino, Westfield

Completed

Tensilefabric installed this smoking shelter in late 2011 ready for the opening of the new Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford.


Berger School, London

Completed

Tensilefabric completed these exterior PVC canopies for the new school year in September 2011. We fixed down to cube foundations and installed them over a four day period.


Jesmond School, Hartlepool

Completed

Tensilefabric completed another bespoke school canopy, this time at a primary school in Hartlepool.


Shimano Fishing, PDK

Completed

Working with PDK and Shimano directly, this Exhibition for Shimano Fishing used large sail style banners with huge text, to bring large branding to the stand.


Gap - London & Paris

Completed

Tensilefabric designed, manufactured and installed the window display for Gap's Flagship store on Oxford Street, London and their Paris store on the Avenue Champs Elysées ready for their Christmas season.

Our brief was to draw up and manufacture a display to the exact specifications of the client’s visualised design, which consisted of an array of Christmas present parcels stacked and hanging in a curved formation across the expanse of the window, over the entrance door and at floor level. It was important to recreate as accurate as possible this design due to it being based upon Gap’s more simpler Christmas window displays rolled out throughout their network of smaller stores.

These stacked Christmas parcels (cubes) were to appear, though curved in form, balanced upon one another. To achieve this all forms of support and suspension were to be as invisible as possible, therefore on ground level fixtures were internal to the structure and at high level the display was hung by unobtrusive stainless steel cables.

Rigged over three nights, the low level structure consists of a freestanding curved steel support of which the cubes were threaded onto in a precise manner. The high level structure was fixed to the existing framework within the shop and a secondary steel truss framework, installed by us.

The cubes, made out of MDF, had either a high quality spray paint finish or were covered with a specialised glitter fabric. The glitter cubes were finally brought to life with attached neon lights.


Dentsu - Wave Fabric Screen

Completed

Curves, Curves, Curves – a tunnelled vista well worth pausing to enjoy.

Tensilefabric found their curvaceous acoustic screen, the back drop to the reception of Dentsu, as the opening snapshot for an article in OnOffice.

The article describes the new interior as white spaces and voluptuous curves with splashes of colour. On entering the reception area at Dentsu the article goes on to say that ‘the acoustic screen made by Tensilefabric…gently arches down the space, creating a tunnelled vista well worth pausing to enjoy.’ That ‘not only is this screen an attractive feature in it’s own right, it is also part of the Interactive Space’s desire to not alter the base build too much.’ Therefore, pointing out that tensile fabric structures can both compliment a space aesthetically whilst providing a practical service.

OnOffice could do nothing but compliment this new workspace designed by Nigel Tresise, the design director at Interactive Space, and this was a project that we at Tensilefabric were proud to be a part of.


Pod

Completed

Tensilefabric designed and manufactured this Pod for the Conference Connection for one of their well known high street retail clients, as part of a touring exhibition providing information to their staff.

The Pod is constructed from aluminum laser cut profiles which form the outline of the frame (these are 90 degrees to each other on plan), in filled with GRP glass fibre rods to form the skeletal frame. The finished frame was then skinned with a spandex type fabric chosen due to its stretch, its good qualities for staying clean and light transmission values.

Conference Connection incorporated the plinth, interior lighting and a full interactive 50 inch plasma screen to communicate the information.


Egypt - Sharm El Sheikh Canopy

Completed

Tensilefabric installed this exterior courtyard canopy in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.  During the design process we had to consider sun protection requirements whilst creating a visually stunning feature within the courtyard of a hotel and diving school.

Tensilefabric designed, manufactured and delivered the canopy whilst the experienced client (used to dealing with such products) were happy to install the canopy themselves.

Further products at the same site are pending.


Noahs Arc, Cairns Road, Bristol

Completed

This canopy has been installed for the Noah's Arc playgroup to provide both rain and sun protection.

Additional vertical sails (not added yet) add to the sun protection from the afternoon summer sun, providing excellent outdoor play space.

This canopy required 5 weeks for design, 7 weeks for manufacture and around 2 weeks for installation including foundations.


Challenge House

Completed

Designed with attention seeking in mind, this canopy was commissioned to draw the attention of visitors to the entrance of this 1980s building in Bletchly.

The client requested a canopy that would stand out and highlight their reception area, so that guests knew immediately where to head for.

The canopy incorporates a gutter edge detail on the fabric, down the uprights of the structure, channeling the water to the front centre to a soak away and to either end at the rear, where it surface drains.

The canopy is made from PVC coated polyester with a powder coated galvanized steel tubular frame. All rigging and clamp plates are 316 stainless steel.


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