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powerglass® balustrades / Galeries Lafayette Maison

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glas platz supplied 150 metres of controllable powerglass® for Galeries Lafayette Maison as a stand-alone railing for the atrium area, distributed over four floors, according to the drafts of the renowned light designer Ingo Maurer, Munich. Three independently switchable circuits have been realized inside the 43mm laminate construction made of safety glass. Each powerglass® element is equipped with up to 1.000 LED. The railing elements are fixed to the ground without any visible components.
The different power circuits can be switched and dimmed separately, creating an almost three dimensional impression. A total of approx. 60,000 LED were used to depict coloured stars, words in different languages and colours and a starfield design. The light points in several layers and colours seem to float inside the glass, an effect which is not possible to achieve without powerglass®.


specification: stand-alone balustrade with three separately controllable power circuits per element, depicting coloured stars and letters (in different languages and alphabets) as well as a starfield design

glass construction: safety glass (12/2) semi tempered / 2 mm cast resin
/ 6 mm powerglass® /
2 mm cast resin / 6 mm powerglass®

dimensions: a total length of 150 m, installed over 4 floors
powerglass® elements up to 2020 x 1015 x approx. 43 mm

weight: per element up to approx. 280 kgs

lighting: up to 1.000 LED per element, with a total of approx. 60.000 LED, dimmable

LED colours: white, red, blue and green; emitting light to both sides

power supply: per element: 60 watt, 48 volt, central power supply

installation: Etablissement Gendre, Paris

design & light planning: Ingo Maurer, Munich

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