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Case Study: Why the Field Museum chose Plyboo bamboo for its new China exhibit

By August 14, 2015 case study, Plyboo
Cyrus Tang Hall of China exhibit entrance

We’ve been waiting for months to share photos from one of our most recent Plyboo customers – the Field Museum in Chicago. After years of planning and construction, the museum launched its newest exhibition, the Cyrus Tang Hall of China, on July 8.

Cyrus Tang Hall of China logo

Plyboo at the Field

The exhibit features large accent walls made of Plyboo Linear Line (LL3 and LL4).

Cyrus Tang Hall of China with Plyboo bamboo

Made entirely of carved Plyboo bamboo panels, the vertically fluted face layer reveals a uniquely graphic inner core. These intersecting surfaces harmoniously suggest the natural, tactile quality of a woven textile that is curious and compelling – ideal for sparking intrigue among museum-goers.

Cyrus Tang Hall of China exhibit at Chicago Field Museum

The exhibit also features PlybooStrand (Neopolitan) for the flooring. Plyboo was a perfect fit for this exhibit, as it comes from the Moso bamboo forests of China. A sustainable building material, it is made from 100% FSC-certified bamboo, which is rapidly renewable and free of urea formaldehyde. Plyboo is also extremely durable, an important consideration for such a heavy-trafficked environment.

Cyrus Tang Hall of China exhibit with Plyboo wall panels

You’ll also notice that the bamboo helps create a serene space – perfect for exploring the deep history of one of the world’s most influential civilizations.

Cyrus Tang Hall of China at Field Museum
Cyrus Tang Hall of China exhibit

Next time you’re in the Chicago area, be sure to stop by the Field to see the beautiful Plyboo installation and explore the new exhibit.

Have questions about Plyboo and/or how it can be applied to your project? Contact us– we’d love to chat.

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