ShowTex is a worldwide leader in inventing, manufacturing and installing innovative flame retardant fabrics, tracks and motion control systems for achieving the creative vision of theatre, event and entertainment professionals.
The Enschede Music Quarter called on ShowTex for the design of their big theatre hall, 2 pop halls and a ballet studio.
The front curtain, designed by Petra Blaisse - Inside Outside, is a true piece of art. The acoustic curtains are composed out of no less than 7 different layers of textile!
Between the 2 layers of the red front curtain there's a layer of Taft, printed with patterns that are repeated in the rest of the building. Thanks to the complex tailoring, this middle layer appears when the curtain moves. A Wagner opening with a spectacular effect!
Furthermore Showtex delivered 2 acoustic curtains (11 x 18m and 12 x 24m), composed of 7 layers: 1 layer of Velours, 3 layers of Calmuc, 2 layers of Backlith and 1 layer of Taft Satin. Due to this unique design, the curtains ended up weighing 3.5 kg/m².
Besides the front curtain and acoustic cloths, also the stage masking - made out of 3500m black Velours Bellini and 400m Molton - is a ShowTex product. In total we delivered no less than 1100 m of Calmuc off white, 300 m of Wool Serge Panne, 500 m of Taft Satin, 400 m of Backlith PVC, 3500 m of black Velours Bellini, 300 m of Molton, 3 gauzes (24 x 11 m), 1 horizon Filled Cloth (11 x 24 m), 360m dance vinyl, 3 DanceCarpet Wagons, 7 Canvas Hampers, 30 stage elements, 85 Fastcos, 3 FlightCases and 255 metres of Rail H100.