FLOATING LIGHTWEIGHT TRANSLUCENT CEILING FINS AT TARGET STORES
Target Corporation’s revamped retail store design features an installation of ceiling fins – in bright Target red – creating a visual marker over the check-out area and visible from anywhere in the store.
Target chose Panelite’s Bonded Series honeycomb panels, finding the material to be lighter and stronger than any alternatives. This allowed the fins to be installed with the most minimal structural support.
VIDEO: Panelite’s self-structural honeycomb panels have an exceptional stiffness to weight ratio, enabling an elegant design in which the ceiling fins appear to float. Further enhancing the effect are the integral finished edges in matching red.
Target chose aluminum-honeycomb Hexaben panels with very thin PETG facings. This is a Class B fire-rated product that is far lighter and stronger than cast resin or other translucent sheet alternatives.
Panelite Bonded Series panels have much higher stiffness-to-weight as well as strength-to-weight ratio compared to glass or other solid material panels: self-structural panels are 80% air, and so much lighter in weight.