Infinite creative possibilities

Fibrous plaster is an age-old material that demands specific know-how to work. It can be used to produce unique decorative elements, and its only limitation is the imagination of the person shaping it.

In the history of architecture, fibrous plaster became a replacement for plaster and stucco. While the composition of fibrous plaster and stucco is roughly the same, plaster is combined with different materials to make each one.

In the case of fibrous plaster, plaster is combined with plant fibres to boost its sturdiness and durability. Whereas stuccois typically a mix of lime, travertine and marble powder.

To imitate different materials, ornamental plasterers use various products and tools to achieve the desired effect: Paintbrushes and glaze for a wrought iron look, scraps of wool and beeswax for an ivory appearance, and so on. Our fibrous plaster specialists also use shellac to protect their work.

A glimpse at some imitation materials made of fibrous plaster

Ornamentation with a sculpted look

The production of fibrous plaster ornamentation that looks like old carved wood allows for the creation of decorations that are sturdy and durable. This material’s malleability offers a multitude of options when it comes to renovating and/orreproducing old ornamentation. To achieve a realistic effect, our ornamental plasterers mix glaze with pigments to obtain the desired shade of wood.

This technique is used in particular to reproduce woodwork for door pediments.

Imitation bois sculpté pour la reproduction d'un fronton de portes dans notre atelier

Decorative furnishings

A counter with a grey granite appearance

Comptoir imitation granit gris pour l'agencement de l'espace accueil du Kopster Hôtel à Décines

The inclusion of plant fibres in fibrous plaster creations serves to increase its sturdiness. This technique can be used tomake furniture, to imbue an interior with a particular decorative style. The granite look helps your furnishings fit into anatural and authentic atmosphere.

The realism of the details stems chiefly from how this imitation material is made. Our ornamental plasterers use an artist’s paintbrush to obtain the rough granite finish.

Faux marble for furniture

Imitation faux marbre pour une fabrication signée Rouveure Marquez

Although marble is highly popular for its aesthetics, it remains a precious material that is extremely costly. In addition, itsdensity means that marble cannot be used in all circumstances.

Stucco, and in some cases fibrous plaster, can be used to make furniture that takes on the appearance of marble. Because they weigh less, these creations can be installed in any location. This imitation material is employed to make statues andcounters.

An example by Maison Rouveure Marquez

Ceilings that imitate solid materials

Brick surfaces

Plafond imitation brique dans un restaurant lyonnais par Rouveure Marquez

Authentic and rustic, brick wall cladding can lay the foundations for a warm and friendly interior décor. In the collective consciousness, bricks are strongly associated with the industrial style of New York lofts. Modern and trendy, this texturecan provide a sense of solidity to your interior design. Enhanced by the presence of plants, bricks give off an impression of warmth.

This fibrous plaster imitation adds volume to a room and lets you play with perspective.

Rough stone ceilings

Plafond imitation pierre brut pour un projet de décoration intérieure par Rouveure Marquez

Imitation rough stone can be used to make furniture but also ceilings. It helps to diffuse natural light throughout the space and gives the whole area a contemporary finish. Rough stone ceilings in the form of panels with rounded cornerscan break through the coldness of imitation stone, bringing a touch of softness to a room’s design.

The rough stone is also reminiscent of caves hollowed out of the rock, endowing it with a natural feel.

An example by Maison Rouveure Marquez

Statues imitating fine, ancient textures

Imitation bronze statues

Statut en staff aspect bronze vieilli pour un agencement résidentiel par Rouveure Marquez

It is particularly difficult to imitate the texture of aged bronze, making the final product all the more astonishing.

These imitations are achieved by applying bronze powder to shellac. The final effect can be or less aged, depending on whether the bronze powder is applied to shellac that has or has not set.

This technique makes it possible to create ancient-looking decorations.

Imitation ivory

Ivory is a particularly precious material. When incorporated into interior décor, it adds an air of cachet and illuminates the space with its colour.

Its presence suggests a degree of refinement in interior design.

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