Leather-like upholstery fabric has new grain

June 1st, 2021

Stamskin® Top Club has a new leather-grain texture for the already popular Stamskin Top upholstery range. Available in 15 modern colors, the fabric emulates the look of worn leather and performs well in demanding environments such as outdoor, marine and hospitality. Rated as a heavy-duty material, it withstands more than 600,000 double rubs in Wyzenbook […]

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Shade around the world: custom canopy projects

January 1st, 2021

Ant Walk in Mexico City is a covered walkway by Ketan Membranas Arquitectónicas, intended to be analogous of the form of organization and work dynamics that ants use to provide themselves with resources. Photo: Ketan Membranas Arquitectónicas. Wherever the sun shines, people need shade. These recent canopy projects from around the world fulfill that mission […]

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Roland-Garros gets a retractable roof with Serge Ferrari fabric

September 1st, 2020

Built in 1928, the Philippe-Chatrier Court is the main stadium of the Roland-Garros complex. Construction teams for the new retractable roof were on-site within days of the 2019 championship matches. The 11 wings of the roof unfold independently, and each is 105 meters long and 3 meters high. Photos: Serge Ferrari. Like virtually every other […]

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Protecting structures with fabric

June 1st, 2020

When it comes to protecting structures  from the elements, fabric has it covered. by Jeff Moravec Think Hawaii doesn’t get bad weather? Think again. Wind can be a problem, but protection can be found in the form of a rope and pulley system, like this one from Tropical J’s in Honolulu. Photo: Tropical J’s. Fabric […]

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Serge Ferrari, Miami Corporation announce distribution partnership

March 3rd, 2020

Stamskin One Allure from Serge Ferrari. Serge Ferrari North America (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) and Miami Corporation (Cincinnati, Ohio) have announced a distribution partnership. Miami Corporation, a distributor for the marine, awning and automotive industries, has added Serge Ferrari’s upholstery fabric line to its product offerings. Serge Ferrari’s Stamskin® One and Stamskin® One Allure are currently […]

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Underwater shade at Penn State

May 1st, 2019

Tensile membrane offers two times more natural light transmission than standard weldable PVDF membranes as well as twice the heat protection, making it ideal for creating an outdoor performance and relaxation space. Photos: ©Lightweight Manufacturing. When you think about outdoor spaces for people to congregate, a water tower is probably not on the list. But […]

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Frisone joins Serge Ferrari

January 18th, 2019

Kevin Frisone has been appointed market development manager at Serge Ferrari, a leader in flexible composite material technology. He will lead the company’s growth in the U.S. for the building /architectural segment, including solar protection, façade, acoustics and tensile architecture. Frisone brings 30 years of business development experience to the company. He previously worked for […]

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Serge Ferrari redesigns website

July 3rd, 2018

Serge Ferrari has launched a newly redesigned website, www.sergeferrari.com. The website features responsive design, improved navigation, streamlined product selection and downloadable technical information. It also offers new product branding for a more intuitive product selection experience. Streamlining the names of the company’s 125+ products and improving brand communication is an important step in the company’s […]

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Serge Ferrari acquires Plastitex

May 22nd, 2018

Serge Ferrari Group, Pompano Beach, Fla., has acquired Plastitex, an Italian manufacturer of specialty composite materials for indoor and outdoor furniture. The acquisition adds complementary product lines and technical knowledge to the Serge Ferrari brand. Besides its expertise in new product design, Plastitex will provide extra capacity and additional manufacturing flexibility. Serge Ferrari Americas can […]

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Inside and out

November 1st, 2016

Collecting rainwater, bird-proofing facades, even deflecting airborne volcanic fragments—buildings today are integrated with fabric in nontraditional ways. Architectural fabric can be integrated into buildings in more than the common uses such as roofs, shading devices and exterior cladding. Architects are now finding ways for fabric to improve building performance with special applications and unique materials. […]

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