Giant scales with LED lights, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

The giant scales made of glass fiber composite were engineered by Solico. These 5 scales were created for the museum for the Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition. The scales hang from the ceiling and have been decorated with LED lights which are randomly placed in the structure. This ensures in the scales appearing as very artistic chandeliers. 


The specific weight of composites varies between 1.5 and 2.0 compared to 2.7 to 7.8 for aluminium and steel.

Freedom of geometry

Double curved shapes are easily produced in composite materials at almost no extra cost. For production of limited series the relatively low moulding costs are an additional benefit.


Slender constructions and seamless façades are examples of aesthetics driven design. These type of structures are impossible to construct with traditional materials.

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