What’s the differences?
Fibrous plaster is a supple material made of plaster of Paris and plant fibres. This composition allows craftsmen to create or reproduce elegant, intricate shapes imagined by architects or interior decorators.
That being said, ornamental plasterers differentiate between two artistic periods when producing their work, classic fibrous plaster and contemporary fibrous plaster.
Classic fibrous plaster: The charm of the old
Mouldings add refinement to interior spaces and bear witness to the era of the building. They are also an excellent indicator of the architectural style pursued by the owner. Mouldings are often used to conceal the joints between two walls.
Cornices run around a room, at the top of the walls. They dress up a ceiling with elegance and refinement.
They can also serve to decorate the edges of doors and windows.
Classic fibrous plaster allows for the restoration, reproduction and/or creation of new ornamentation, whilst adhering to ancestral know-how and motifs. Classic fibrous plaster covers motifs dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
It contributes the elegance and delicacy of classicism, combined with the purity that the material conjures up in modern constructions.
Examples of classic fibrous plaster projects
Contemporary fibrous plaster: The elegance of design
Contemporary art covers all artwork produced between 1945 and the present day. Contemporary fibrous plaster is intentionally modern, uncluttered, stylish and graphic.
Examples of contemporary fibrous plaster projects
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