Palace of Versailles - Pavillon Dufour

Paris, France

Architect: Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris

HOBA STEEL products: SPIN® brass 20×120 cm, SPIN® ferrite 30×220 cm, SPIN® ferrite Versailles parquet 106×106 cm, SPIN® ferrite steps and SPIN® Safe guidance system

Completion: 2016

This architectural project gave the Palace of Versailles a new entrance area, the floor of which was fitted with the Versailles parquet in its original format made of SPIN® Ferrite and SPIN® Brass from Hoba Steel. Other rooms and corridors were given floorboards. Seven staircases were fitted with steps made of SPIN® ferrite.

Modern materials such as ferrite steel and brass were used to translate the long and complex architectural history of Versailles Palace into a contemporary museum building. The design and the original laying pattern were consistently retained. The 17th century Pavillon Dufour was transformed into the museum’s central, highly frequented visitor area.

A precise and innovative stamping technique combined with genuine craftsmanship enabled Hoba Steel to produce this traditional made from ferrite steel. Individual parts were punched to exact dimensions with a specific edge rounding. The elements are joined together on joined together.

The play of colours in the black and blue steel makes the SPIN® Ferrite Versailles parquet an authentic design highlight.

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