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

Classicism developed in France and the rest of Europe during the 17th century. Classic fibrous plaster differs from contemporary fibrous plaster in its careful, highly worked motifs.

Mouldings and cornices are emblematic decorations in this artistic movement.

Mouldings

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

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.

Textures

It can be used to reproduce the texture of brick, wood or stone to perfectly fit in with the ambiance of the place whilst adding aesthetic touches.

Forms

Between flowing waves, recessed lighting, origami patterns and more, contemporary fibrous plaster can produce bespoke creations in a variety of shapes to accentuate the dimensions of a room.

Examples of contemporary fibrous plaster projects

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