Hunter Douglas Architectural has launched a Combi-Line carrier system for multipanel designs in ceilings. The carrier rail is fitted with a variety of clips that can fix a variety of Hunter Douglas panels to a single carrier enabling endless combinations.
- Ceilings with ruptured lines
- Random patterns
- Open positions in the grid
- Non-standard modulation
- Mix and match ceiling panels of different materials.
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Random patterns with one or more materials featuring ruptured lines.
Design & Development
Combi-Line came about from the need for a bespoke carrier system at the Schiphol Airport Lounge in Amsterdam in 2015 to install ceiling panels in random patterns and with open spaces that revealed the plenum. The Hunter Douglas Architectural R&D department realized the potential of the carrier system and pursued its development to create Combi-Line.
The system uses several clips for the different panel types which allow for modulation. As part of the development process, a machine was created that can mark the rail, indicating exactly where each panel should be inserted.
Modulation and possibilities
This new ceiling carrier system is available with variable modulation. For the second phase of Schiphol Airport, the module Hunter Douglas Architectural created is 135.5mm, demonstrating that the global architectural products company can create a bespoke solution for any scheme. The flexibility of the product enables custom modulation, which provides additional opportunities for design freedom.
The beauty of the system lies in its ability to provide full design freedom to the architect. It not only allows randomization in the panel position, but for open spaces, it also is an aesthetic solution because it is neater where there is no panel fitted.
As with every Hunter Douglas Architectural’s ceiling system, the plenum is easily accessible for maintenance and the panels can be dismounted individually. The specially designed clips for HeartFelt®, veneered wood linear and metal linear panels, fit in the steel carrier rail and fix in the pre-determined positions. Designers have the possibility to create a unique pattern with more than one ceiling panel type.