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A D J U S TA B L E ALABASTER BLINDS


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In a work space,

a concentration of energy


The alabaster slat

a pattern on the façade Besides adjustable blinds’ traditional function of providing protection from direct sunlight, the white stone also offers a sensation of coolness.

Alabaster blinds hung indoors must be protected from sunlight, wide temperature variations and bad weather.


The view between the slats graphic effects


Adjustable blinds,

a tableau of light, intensity and contrasts


In private spaces,

privacy, quiet, softness and well-being


In the heart of a home structure and lightness


In restaurants

a variation of ambiences


reflected light

backlighting: through light


A short guide to a sublime encounter and its variations alabaster slats light The natural translucence of alabaster Alabaster slats capture the surrounding light, screening out some of it and reflecting the rest. Alabaster’s intrinsic transparency renders it soft and multifaceted.

An endless range of effects


outside

inside

The blinds in daytime Alabaster captures the day’s changing light from one hour to the next: > The direct strength of sunrays is softened and redistributed with a new brightness.


> The graphic play of shadow and light

> Daylight’s various tones land and come to life on alabaster as the hours go by.


outside

inside

The blinds at night Dressing the window Alabaster is white enough to reflect a room’s indoor light. Replacing curtains, it makes the window space look warm.


outside

inside

Spotlights built into the wood

Blackout curtain

Optional complementary lighting Complementary equipment can be added to the blinds: A white blackout curtain with a row of lights creates a luminous wall behind the blinds. The backlit alabaster makes the room look as though it were in broad daylight. When the slats are closed, the blinds become a luminous sculptural tableau.

As soon as dusk falls, the backlit panel replaces natural light.


The rectangular slats can be equipped with integrated lighting.

2700 K°

3200 K°

4000 K°

Integrated backlighting, invisible technique, magical effect The indoor lighting developed by Atelier Alain Ellouz is a reflecting complex with LEDs in the centre of the alabaster slat. This is an option for rectangular slats.

5000 K°

The combination of a dual source, warm white and cold white, renders a wide range of colours and enhances the stone’s interior designs. The colour’s intensity and temperature are controllable.

6000 K°

Alabaster diffuses light evenly.


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Coordination The Atelier Alain Ellouz design office — the aesthetic and technical decision-making centre — works with interior architects, coordinates with the locksmith partner and the production workshop’s technical manager, selects the alabaster to ensure consistency, draws up the plans and carries them out.

Maria Lesser

Marion Biais-Sauvêtre


Alain Ellouz

Alexis Jouvin


70 mm

Elliptical

20 mm 120 mm 25 mm 200 mm

100 mm 20 mm 250 mm

30 mm

36 mm

250 mm

30 mm

Rectangular with integrated backlighting 400 mm 40 mm

Rectangular >The contemporary, efficient simplicity of the shape Aircraft wing shape > Optimisation of the space by covering it

400 mm

Aircraft wing

Three profiles designed to let the alabaster express all its richness: Elliptical > Modulation of the through light depending on the thickness

36 mm

Rectangular

The slat

The off-centre axis decreases the space taken up behind the slats The interior structure It guarantees the slat’s solidity yet, being invisible, preserves transparency. The slat is suspended.

In natural stone and metal, alabaste blinds are classified M1 by nature.


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Slats specifications WIDTH

AXIS

THICKNESS

MAX. LENGHT HORIZONTAL AXIS

MAX. LENGHT VERTICAL AXIS

7 cm

centered

2 cm

120 cm

200 cm

3 kg

12 cm

centered

2,5 cm

150 cm

250 cm

8 kg

20cm

centered

3,6 cm

200 cm

300 cm

14 kg

10 cm

centered or off-centered

2 cm

150 cm

200 cm

5 kg

15 cm to 25 cm

centered or off-centered

3 cm

200 cm

300 cm

11 to 17 kg

25 to 45 cm

centered or off-centered

3,6 cm

200 cm

400 cm

17 to 27 kg

Aircraft wing

15 to 25 cm

centered or off-centered

3 cm

200 cm

300 cm

10 to 18 kg

Rectangular with integrated backlighting

25 to 45 cm

centered or off-centered

4 cm

200 cm

400 cm

21 to 37 kg

PROFILE

Elliptical

Rectangular

other dimensions on request

APPROXIMATE WEIGHT (LINEAR METER)


The choice of direction, vertical or horizontal, in which to install the slats: a graphic option for the panel’s design

Infrastructure The slats are embedded into a metal track at both ends. The weight-bearing infrastructure’s design is based on the window’s specificities, dimensions and depth. The metal’s finish meets the architect’s specifications. It can be integrated.


The slats’ mobility a demanding technical challenge

Example of how the blinds can be adjusted The adjustment of the slats’ angle gives the blinds lightness. The tilt rods can be motorised. Installed in the rear part, it is quiet and discrete.


Aesthetic requirements Alabaster is mainly white, but there are different varieties. The quarry of provenance, cutting direction and traces of water influence the patterns, tones, transparency and translucence of each piece. Atelier Alain Ellouz chooses only the most beautiful stone. With over 3,000 slabs in stock, we’re committed to ensuring each project’s aesthetic coherence.

The diversity of alabaster


Atelier Alain Ellouz For over 10 years, Atelier Alain Ellouz has created precise, innovative projects with alabaster, a stone of unmatched aesthetic qualities for interior architecture. The adjustable slat continues in the line of high-performance solutions with strong constraints to move mobile panels to decorate façades’ alabaster with natural light. Venetian (horizontal) and Californian (vertical) blinds round out the palette of ways in which alabaster can be integrated into prestigious projects.


Sun Twist SUN TWIST is an artisan-manufacturer specialising in blinds made of noble materials. With a firm command of integration and motorisation, it develops sophisticated lines with leather, rare woods or innovative materials based on natural fibres.


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Adjustable alabaster blinds  

an innovation to modulate the light and space of interior architecture In front of a window or between two indoor spaces, on a vertical o...

Adjustable alabaster blinds  

an innovation to modulate the light and space of interior architecture In front of a window or between two indoor spaces, on a vertical o...