Recessed lightboxes positioned above the cars and a backlit Barrisol print add to the premium feel of Ferrari's new Auckland showroom.
Stretch Master Ceilings, specialists in Barrisol stretch ceilings, were recently involved in the installation of five lightboxes and a custom printed wall panel at the new Ferrari Showroom in Newmarket, Auckland.
Ferrari International maintains high standards for their showrooms, with a signature design specified across all showrooms worldwide. The use of Barrisol lightboxes is a key feature of this international specification which showcases the sophisticated style of the Ferrari brand.
For the 200mm recessed lightboxes, Stretch Master installed two layers of Barrisol stretch ceiling. The top layer was installed in a translucent colour which helps to diffuse the light. This layer also acts as a dust and insect screen, protecting the visible bottom layer in another translucent colour from the Barrisol Lumiere range. The use of Barrisol enabled easy installation of a continuous, join-free layer of material for the 5.2 x 2.2m lightboxes — a solution which may not have been possible with other products.
Complementing the lightboxes which illuminate the cars on display, a Barrisol Printed panel was used for a dividing wall between the main showroom and reception areas. Printed with the image of one of Ferrari's Formula 1 cars in action, the 3 x 4m backlit Barrisol panel provides a striking feature for the showroom. This custom solution highlights the flexibility of Barrisol — which offers options for curves, backlighting, custom printing and 3D shapes, and is also available in an acoustic version. Barrisol ceilings have been thoroughly tested and comply with all the fire requirements of the New Zealand Building Code, making them suitable for a range commercial applications.
One of Stretch Masters' smoothest installations to date, the final result is a premium showroom space for Ferrari which benefits from the attractive, high-end finish that Barrisol Stretch Ceilings provide.
Chris Ramsey, Managing Director of Stretch Master Ceilings points out that on top of providing and installing the Barrisol panels, the company can also work with architects to develop bespoke solutions for any space. "We can build suspended boxes or install Barrisol into recessed ceilings," says Ramsey, adding that they also specialise in custom lighting solutions. The highly customisable nature of the panels means the possibilities are limitless.