In the world of theater and stagecraft, the curtain plays a central role, not just as a backdrop, but as a living element that captures emotions and moods. In his lecture “Curtain Call”, Jan Eike Gerlach, Senior Project Manager at Gerriets, lifts the curtain and takes you into a world in which fabrics not only define spaces, but also tell stories, awaken dreams and make the impossible possible. The audience can expect comprehensive insights into the diverse dimensions of textile installations, from small installations of just one square meter to large-scale projects of up to 3000 square meters.
The lecture will highlight the various aspects of textile installations: their aesthetic and functional properties, the way they can transform spaces, and the technical challenges involved in their production and installation. It will show how Gerriets, through its own sewing and production facilities, creates innovative solutions that are not only artistically impressive, but also functional and cost-effective. Listeners will get a sense of how textile installations serve as an interface between textile architecture and art in today’s event world and how they can help bring stages to life and create an unforgettable atmosphere.
Gerriets – a success story
Gerriets is an internationally renowned company that has made a significant contribution to productions in the event and theater industry with its innovative products. Founded in 1945 in Umkirch, Germany, the company began its long-standing success story in the wholesale of custom-made, non-manufactured stage textiles. Today, this oldest division of the company offers a wide range of products, including horizon fabrics in widths of up to 12 meters, decorative fabrics, stage velour, effect materials as well as crash glass and fiber optics. The company stands out in particular for its in-house production of high-quality curtains, foils and backdrops. A wide range of diverse stage textiles are produced in the company’s own sewing studios – from simple backdrops to artistically crafted decorative curtains based on designs by well-known textile designers and artists. The high-frequency welding shop also produces customized, seamlessly processed projection screens.
Revolutionizing the event industry with innovative products
Over the years, Gerriets has expanded its product range and has since established itself as a leading supplier for all needs in the theater and event industry. Today, the broad product range includes stage textiles and projection films as well as acoustic solutions, specialized floor coverings and stage technology. Gerriets has done pioneering work in the field of stage technology and track systems in particular. The most advanced track systems enable flexible and efficient movement of backdrops and curtains so that the audience can be offered a perfect immersive experience. Through such innovative solutions, Gerriets regularly sets new standards, expands the possibilities of stage design and makes a major contribution to the successful implementation of ambitious concepts.
Tailor-made quality for high-caliber customers
Gerriets stands for exceptional quality and a pioneering spirit. The company has made a name for itself internationally by developing unique products such as the world’s first seamless giant projection screen fabric and specialized acoustic curtains. Gerriets works closely with stage designers, architects and technicians to provide tailor-made solutions for theaters, opera houses, conference centers and other venues, giving audiences the best possible experience at all times. With offices and partners around the world, Gerriets offers a global service and has been involved in numerous prestigious projects. Gerriets remains at the forefront of technological innovation in the industry through constant research and development.
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