The Royal Opera House – Covent Garden

 

client:
the royal opera house – covent garden

project value:
£70,000 – 1,500 mtrs fabric

architect:
dixon jones:bdp

client intermediary:
mlinaric, henry and zervudachi

other contractors:
hare & humpreys; higgs & hill; swift horsman

design:
marion whitelaw – the plan

sales & project management:
stuart mcdonnell  – the plan

brief:
To design, manufacture and supply textile wall coverings, upholstery fabrics and drapes as well as table cloths to feature in the Royal Box, other boxes, restaurant and associated areas for the redevelopment of the main and original opera house. All to meet British Standard performance requirements for public arenas particularly in respect of spread of flame.

production requirements:

  • design of textiles
  • colour of yarn
  • selection of cloth construction
  • dyeing to specific colours
  • weaving
  • finishing to include appropriate flame retardants and stain resistance
  • paper lamination for textiles to be used as wall coverings
  • independent testing to a variety of British Standards

 

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