Inspirations

Product
Abso Cubes
Abso Cones
Stereo acoustic panels
Abso Pads
Strato breathing ceiling
Curtains
Blinds
Abso Cushions
Abso Totems
Vibrasto acoustic cladding
Special project
Type of application
Furniture and fittings
In front of glazed surfaces
In space
On ceilings
On walls
Functional area
Culture
Media libraries
Museums and galleries
Health
Hearing clinics
Hospitals and clinics
Places of learning
Day care centres and infant schools
Schools and universities
Special needs schools
Reception areas
Reception areas
Reception rooms
Transition areas
Restaurants and hotels
Hotels
Restaurants
School canteens and refectories
Staff canteens
Sports facilities
Sports halls
Swimming pools
Technical and sound-equipped areas
Cinemas, theatres and concert halls
Conference halls
Music rooms and conservatories
Recording and sound studios
Transport
Airports and stations
Control rooms
Work spaces
Meeting rooms
Offices and open plan work spaces
Behind the scenes

Acoustic rhythm

  • Staff canteens
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Vibrasto for sound and light

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

Agile acoustics

  • Reception areas
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Acoustic signage

  • Schools and universities
  • Curtains
Behind the scenes

A palette for designers

At Texaa, colour counts! So, when we completely renew the range of colours for our Aeria fabric that is the hallmark covering for all our products, it involves a process that mobilises our whole business from the workshop in the Bordeaux area right through to our people in the field.

Tour Incity

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Special project

Magasin Grand Audition

  • Hearing clinics
  • Curtains

Cité des Métiers Hermès

  • Transition areas
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Bureaux parisiens

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Stereo acoustic panels
Behind the scenes

A disruptive ceiling solution

After years of testing its Aeria* textile and stretching it to fit the myriad of situations architects and acoustic engineers have wanted to put it in, Texaa ended up developing a new open-knit modular textile ceiling solution mounted on frames with a more or less transparent appearance depending on the configurations chosen. Its technical and aesthetic characteristics appear to be turning it into a new-generation solution for specifiers.

Résidence Habitats Jeunes le Levain

  • Reception areas
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

Groupe scolaire Julie-Victoire Daubie

  • School canteens and refectories
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Restaurant scolaire école Gustave Stoskopf

  • Day care centres and infant schools
  • Blinds

Restaurant Universitaire Dauphine Crous de Paris

  • Schools and universities
  • Special project
Behind the scenes

Workshop Tour

Texaa is a family business employing around fifty people in one of greater Bordeaux’s activity centres in a building designed by architects Luc Arsène-Henry and Alain Triaud. Come into the lobby, follow a narrow corridor, push open a sound-proofed door with a round window in it and you are in the workshop.

Lycée Victor Hugo

  • Schools and universities
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Restaurant Bouillon Baratte

  • Restaurants
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

Restaurant Deus Ex Machina

  • Restaurants
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Restaurant du Mac Val

  • Museums and galleries
  • Special project
Behind the scenes

Heathered shades or back to textiles

Historically there were always heathered colours in the Texaa range, but they were left aside in the 1990’s, when they were replaced by solid monochrome colours. They have returned as a necessity, triggered by the research done into reworking the whole colour range.

Lieu de vie

  • Staff canteens
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Restaurant d’entreprise

  • Staff canteens
  • Abso Cushions

Restaurant le Maxim’s

  • Restaurants
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

Villa Florentine

  • Hotels
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding
Behind the scenes

Interview with Bernard Demptos

Texaa began as a business venture in 1979. At the time I was no longer happy working for the pharmaceutical company I was with, and a friend happened to speak to me about a firm that had been making trimmings for over a hundred years – braid, silk cord, pompons and the like – for local slipper and sandal manufacturers, along with ‘open weave’, heavily sized textiles, like canvas, for the production of bags etc.

Lyon Marriott Hotel Cité Internationale

  • Restaurants
  • Strato breathing ceiling

Résidence de Tourisme 3 – 4 étoiles

  • Hotels
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Gare de l’Est

  • Airports and stations
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Gare Saint Lazare

  • Transition areas
  • Stereo acoustic panels
Behind the scenes

Acoustic sails for an inflatable, arc en rêve centre d’architecture, Bordeaux

Two giant bubbles, in yellow and white, the colours of arc en rêve. Each with a surface area of two hundred and twenty-eight square metres and some seven metres high…

Clinique de Saint Vincent de Paul

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Bureaux de la clinique Belharra à Bayonne

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Hôpital d’Alès

  • Meeting rooms
  • Abso Cushions
Behind the scenes

The Commission Rooms at the Palace of Europe, 1977-2014

In 1977, architect Henry Bernard commissioned Texaa to treat the acoustics of the twelve commission rooms at the Palace of Europe, seat of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. We returned to the site some thirty-seven years later to study the effects of passing time.

Agence d’architecture Luc Arsène Henry & Alain Triaud SARL

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Curtains

Atrium Vichy

  • Meeting rooms
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Bureaux de la Maison Descaves

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Abso Cones

Consulting Partner Cologne

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Abso Pads
Behind the scenes

In Conversation From the European Architecture Days

For almost four decades now, Texaa has forged its way ahead with little regard for the beaten track.

Château de l’Hospital

  • Reception rooms
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Citywork 360

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Stereo acoustic panels

One Monte Carlo

  • Conference halls
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding
Behind the scenes

Yarn and knit through the lens of colour

It is time we had a new colour range. Certainly not because of fashion’s whirlpool pressures or a feverish Pantone compliance with latest trends, but because times change and it is important to be aware that they have.

Maison de la Création et de l’Innovation (MACI)

  • Schools and universities
  • Blinds

Château de Fieuzal

  • Reception rooms
  • Strato breathing ceiling

Hall de Sciences Po Paris

  • Schools and universities
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Bordeaux Sciences Agro

  • Schools and universities
  • Strato breathing ceiling
Behind the scenes

They gave me colour

Nothing escapes colour. It captures us before being captured. Seeing it is something else. Because it belongs to the sensitive order of the world, artists of all types – designers, architects, sculptors, writers, film makers and musicians – are immediately concerned. They seize it as if it were a phenomenon, whose principles, nature and effects are to be explored, which enables them to broadcast its physical and symbolic substance. Telling the stories of a few subjectively chosen works is a way to dive into colour and the experiences of it that those who created the works relate. A white page to cover with colours.

Hôtel IBIS Style Nancy Sud Houdemont

  • Hotels
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Hotel Expo Fornebu

  • Restaurants
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Crèche Reine Fabiola

  • Day care centres and infant schools
  • Abso Cubes

Crèche Atlantis

  • Day care centres and infant schools
  • Abso Cushions
Behind the scenes

Texaa’s Origins in Textiles

Texaa’s hallmark, our “DNA”, is without question Aeria, a sound transparent, knitted fabric produced in our workshops in Gradignan, Gironde. Neither hand nor eye are left indifferent by the unique way in which light plays over its texture, creating an irresistible urge to touch and caress it, as if in search of intimate, insightful confirmation of something sight cannot grasp without the palpable experience of touch.

Crèche collective municipale des Tourelles

  • Day care centres and infant schools
  • Stereo acoustic panels

École Sainte Anne

  • Day care centres and infant schools
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Ecole Nationale d’Architecture de Paris la Villette

  • Schools and universities
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Groupe Scolaire les Ponts Jumeaux à Toulouse

  • Schools and universities
  • Stereo acoustic panels
Behind the scenes

Textile and Architecture

It all begins with a shared experience, that of visiting an empty flat and of finding it horribly echoing and resonant. And then of discovering that by filling it with furniture, curtains and living beings, it suddenly becomes a particularly comfortable, cosy and appeasing place to live… Let us not forget that textiles have long played a key role in interior design, through curtains, wall coverings and upholstery etc.

Médiathèque de Brumath

  • Media libraries
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Médiathèque Les Mureaux

  • Media libraries
  • Abso Cones

Médiathèque de Chalucet

  • Media libraries
  • Stereo acoustic panels
Behind the scenes

“Silence is a real sound…” John Cage, 1952

The programme for a concert given on 29th August 1952 at Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, New York, announced that a piece of contemporary music for the piano was to be performed. And indeed, as one might have anticipated, the audience waited eagerly as the pianist settled down, adjusted his piano stool and unfolded his score. Only to then close the lid of the keyboard. Thirty-three seconds ticked by before pianist David Tudor once again lifted the lid.2 Not a single note had been played, but the first movement was already over… It was time for the second movement, and then the third.

Médiathèque du Bois Fleuri

  • Media libraries
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Goethe-Institut

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Coulisses

  • Museums and galleries
  • Curtains

Musée d’histoire urbaine et sociale de Suresnes

  • Museums and galleries
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding
Behind the scenes

L’Aubette Theo van Doesburg, Strasbourg, 1928

The interior design of the ‘Aubette’ building in Strasbourg is often referred to as the Sistine Chapel of abstract avant-garde art between the wars. The work was completed in 1928 by Theo van Doesburg, Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp, and pays eloquent witness to the endeavours of Modernist artists working in this period to marry colour with architecture.

Totem et Tatoo Exhibition

  • Museums and galleries
  • Special project

Salle de sport de Bron

  • Sports halls
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Groupe Scolaire Rosa Parks

  • Sports halls
  • Abso Cubes

Salle de réception du MIN de Chateaurenard

  • Reception rooms
  • Stereo acoustic panels
Behind the scenes

Colour and Architecture

Colour comes from the earth beneath our feet. Already in pre-historic times, man used the ochres and black manganese of the land, along with charcoal and red chalk, to paint frescos across the walls of the caves he inhabited. Later, he would use milk of lime to whitewash the walls of his home, together with a whole host of renderings, pigments, dyes, paints and colourings…

Le carré des services

  • Sports halls
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Piscine Alex Jany

  • Swimming pools
  • Abso Cubes

Piscine de Viry Châtillon

  • Swimming pools
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

Piscine Aquapark Olomouc

  • Swimming pools
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding
Behind the scenes

Blinds for architecture

Texaa new generation blinds are stylish and thick, and block out practically all light. Engineers and consultants worked hard to achieve unusually high specifications, while designing a new product with a considerably lower environmental impact.

Studio d’enregistrement radio web, arte

  • Recording and sound studios
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Studio d’enregistrement France Inter

  • Recording and sound studios
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

LAAC Dunkerque

  • Museums and galleries
  • Abso Cones

Salle de réunion

  • Meeting rooms
  • Stereo acoustic panels
Behind the scenes

A palette for designers

At Texaa, colour counts! So, when we completely renew the range of colours for our Aeria fabric that is the hallmark covering for all our products, it involves a process that mobilises our whole business from the workshop in the Bordeaux area right through to our people in the field.

Conservatoire de musique et de danse, Paris 13e

  • Music rooms and conservatories
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

Gabriel Mann studio in Los Angeles

  • Recording and sound studios
  • Special project

Cannon Street

  • Staff canteens
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Conservatoire de musique, danse et théâtre de Vanves

  • Music rooms and conservatories
  • Special project
Behind the scenes

A disruptive ceiling solution

After years of testing its Aeria* textile and stretching it to fit the myriad of situations architects and acoustic engineers have wanted to put it in, Texaa ended up developing a new open-knit modular textile ceiling solution mounted on frames with a more or less transparent appearance depending on the configurations chosen. Its technical and aesthetic characteristics appear to be turning it into a new-generation solution for specifiers.

Musée des confluences

  • Museums and galleries
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

SMAC Paloma

  • Conference halls
  • Special project

Le Palais des Congrès Paris Saclay

  • Music rooms and conservatories
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

École des arts

  • Music rooms and conservatories
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding
Behind the scenes

Workshop Tour

Texaa is a family business employing around fifty people in one of greater Bordeaux’s activity centres in a building designed by architects Luc Arsène-Henry and Alain Triaud. Come into the lobby, follow a narrow corridor, push open a sound-proofed door with a round window in it and you are in the workshop.

Cafeteria at the Insead

  • School canteens and refectories
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Swiss Life Tower

  • Meeting rooms
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

The Department of Islamic Arts at the Louvre

  • Museums and galleries
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

Atelier Zelium

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding
Behind the scenes

Heathered shades or back to textiles

Historically there were always heathered colours in the Texaa range, but they were left aside in the 1990’s, when they were replaced by solid monochrome colours. They have returned as a necessity, triggered by the research done into reworking the whole colour range.

Maison des Arts de l’Université Montaigne

  • Schools and universities
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Agence Moon Safari

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Abso Cushions

Centre d’accueil pour enfants autistes Kiéthon

  • Special needs schools
  • Stereo acoustic panels

IME Le Tremplin

  • Special needs schools
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding
Behind the scenes

Interview with Bernard Demptos

Texaa began as a business venture in 1979. At the time I was no longer happy working for the pharmaceutical company I was with, and a friend happened to speak to me about a firm that had been making trimmings for over a hundred years – braid, silk cord, pompons and the like – for local slipper and sandal manufacturers, along with ‘open weave’, heavily sized textiles, like canvas, for the production of bags etc.

Spaceport America

  • Control rooms
  • Strato breathing ceiling

Domaine du Parc Restaurant Groupe Kapa

  • Restaurants
  • Abso Cushions

Crédit Mutuel de Valence

  • Conference halls
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Hôtel de la région Auvergne

  • Conference halls
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding
Behind the scenes

Acoustic sails for an inflatable, arc en rêve centre d’architecture, Bordeaux

Two giant bubbles, in yellow and white, the colours of arc en rêve. Each with a surface area of two hundred and twenty-eight square metres and some seven metres high…

The purity of Strato at Moon Safari in Bordeaux

  • Meeting rooms
  • Strato breathing ceiling

Successful integration at The Black Tower Company in Montelimar

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Strato breathing ceiling

Light and modern lines in Parisian offices

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Strato breathing ceiling

Light and open walkways in FORA workspaces

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Strato breathing ceiling
Behind the scenes

The Commission Rooms at the Palace of Europe, 1977-2014

In 1977, architect Henry Bernard commissioned Texaa to treat the acoustics of the twelve commission rooms at the Palace of Europe, seat of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. We returned to the site some thirty-seven years later to study the effects of passing time.

Volumes intact at Technicolor, Paris

  • Transition areas
  • Strato breathing ceiling

Spaces on the move

  • Reception rooms
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

Going back to the paint shop

  • Transition areas
  • Special project

Blending into the atmosphere…

  • Cinemas, theatres and concert halls
  • Special project
Behind the scenes

In Conversation From the European Architecture Days

For almost four decades now, Texaa has forged its way ahead with little regard for the beaten track.

It’s about this picture…

  • Meeting rooms
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

How materials mute space

  • Meeting rooms
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

Acoustics on show

  • Cinemas, theatres and concert halls
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Quick Fix

  • Staff canteens
  • Abso Totems
Behind the scenes

Yarn and knit through the lens of colour

It is time we had a new colour range. Certainly not because of fashion’s whirlpool pressures or a feverish Pantone compliance with latest trends, but because times change and it is important to be aware that they have.

Red

  • Schools and universities
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

Timeless

  • Reception areas
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

Footloose and fancy free…

  • Schools and universities
  • Special project

Open, elegant and resolutely contemporary…

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding
Behind the scenes

They gave me colour

Nothing escapes colour. It captures us before being captured. Seeing it is something else. Because it belongs to the sensitive order of the world, artists of all types – designers, architects, sculptors, writers, film makers and musicians – are immediately concerned. They seize it as if it were a phenomenon, whose principles, nature and effects are to be explored, which enables them to broadcast its physical and symbolic substance. Telling the stories of a few subjectively chosen works is a way to dive into colour and the experiences of it that those who created the works relate. A white page to cover with colours.

Light and colour

  • Offices and open plan work spaces
  • Curtains

Acoustic comfort for a university restaurant on Rockfeller domain

  • School canteens and refectories
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Acoustic comfort in schools

  • Day care centres and infant schools
  • Abso Cones
Behind the scenes

Texaa’s Origins in Textiles

Texaa’s hallmark, our “DNA”, is without question Aeria, a sound transparent, knitted fabric produced in our workshops in Gradignan, Gironde. Neither hand nor eye are left indifferent by the unique way in which light plays over its texture, creating an irresistible urge to touch and caress it, as if in search of intimate, insightful confirmation of something sight cannot grasp without the palpable experience of touch.

L’Ode, conservatoire de Vanves

  • Music rooms and conservatories
  • Stereo acoustic panels

Clamart town hall

  • Reception areas
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding

Going to the next level

  • Music rooms and conservatories
  • Vibrasto acoustic cladding
How can we help? F.A.Q.

How can I get a quote?

By contacting the Texaa business representative of your region by telephone or e-mail and leaving your contact details and what you need. We will send you a quote promptly.

How can I order Texaa products?

Our products are manufactured in our workshop and made available to order. Just contact the Texaa business representative of your region. If you already have a quote, you can also contact the person handling your order: the name is at the top left of your quote.

How do I get my products installed?

Joiners and upholsterers are the best skilled to install our products easily. We work regularly with some professionals, who we can recommend. If you have a tradesperson, who you trust, we can support him/her. You can find our installation instructions and tips here.

Got a technical question?

All our technical data sheets are here. Your regional Texaa business representative can also help; please feel free to contact him/her.

Can I have an appointment?

Our business representatives travel every day to installation sites and to see our customers. Please feel free to contact them and suggest the best dates and times for you, preferably by e-mail.

Lead times

Our products are manufactured to order. Our standard manufacturing time is 3 weeks for most of our products. Non-standard products take from 5 weeks. We also perform miracles on a regular basis! Please feel free to contact us.

Deliveries

For the UK all orders worth £2,174 and more are delivered for free throughout UK. For the US please contact us.
We can also send our products anywhere else.

Who should I call?

To get a quote, a delivery time or technical information, we recommend you call your regional Texaa business representative, who you can find on the map.

Order tracking

If you need information about your order, please contact the person in charge of handling it: the name is at the top left of your quote.