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Mirror, Mirror Forms the Wall

Customers to a luxury car dealership in Birmingham will be able to reflect on the best of its brands with the installation of a glazed manual sliding wall defining the Bentley and Lamborghini areas of its showroom.

The eight panel arrangement, using Geze’s manual sliding wall with SmartGuide system and Pureline cover profile, is a seamless space divider with no metal surrounds, which separates the two sales areas while maintaining an open feel.

The manual sliding wall was selected by Glassedge, whicthe company commissioned to install the feature at Bentley Sytner, in the city centre.

Fitted with 12 mm clear, low iron toughened glass which minimises sun reflection and so allows as much light in to the showroom as possible, the installation also features Geze’s Pureline, a silver anodised profile with a modern angled design. Each panel discretely locks into the next one via a floor locking device, which is hidden from view.

The wall also incorporates a swing door with a polished stainless steel handle – making the two areas of the showroom accessible to customers and staff – without interrupting the fluidity of the glazing. In total, the wall spans seven metres in width and 3 metres in height.

When the wall is not needed, the panels can be pulled back, into a parking space where they sit at a 90-degree angle.

The overall effect is a contemporary stylish finish which benefits from the light and airy feel needed for a showroom in which the cars themselves can take centre stage.

Picture: One eye in the mirror to watch yourself go by

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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