When the new Loews Hotel opened at 455 N. Park in Chicago last March, one of the many fine details that reviewers marveled at were its floral ceilings. The project, designed by local Chicago architect Simeone Deary Partners, included a floral ceiling pattern in the lobby and prefunction areas. Plasterform was contacted to handle this important piece of the project. The ceiling was ultimately manufactured out of GRG, and is just one of many stunning details carefully included in the project’s execution.
Founded in 1987, Plasterform is one of the world’s largest custom casting manufacturers. Arcspec has represented Plasterform in the Chicago architectural community for over 20 years. With installations as familiar as Soldier Field and McCormick Place and as innovative as Harrah’s Casino and the new Loews Hotel, Plasterform’s appeal is evident throughout the region.
The experts at Plasterform have been linked to some of the most impressive, creative, and iconic projects around the globe. They provide consultation to architects, designers, and contractors to ensure that the manufacturing process proceeds in a smooth and cost-effective manner. Using CNC (computer numeric control) routers for pattern making allows them to achieve tighter tolerances than traditional pattern making.
Plasterform utilizes the industry’s best methods throughout every step of the process – from design, to estimating, to production. Whether you need to maintain a historical aesthetic or wish to establish a new one, Plasterform has a product that fits your purpose.
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