For the 44th Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, (International Art Fair, FIAC) in Paris the American artist Oscar Tuazon created an installation made of water treatment pipes by our partner Polypipe, two metres in diameter, and presented a series of sculptures on the Parisian Place Vendôme.
The sculptures were exhibited during the whole month of October, drawing the attention of many pedestrians and visitors from around the world. Many visitors were highly impressed by the size of the pipes: a tall man could easily walk through them without any problems. But it was not just the height that was so impressive. Many people actually thought about the importance of pipes and water in our world. Mr. Tuazon addressed the problem of water resources very clearly and explained the meaning of the sculpture to those interested.
Pic. 1: Mr. Tuazons sculpture using Krah pipes on the Parisian Place Vendôme
On this point, he says “Our world is water. So we produced an homage to water in form of a sculpture. A pipe, a hole, in which water flows through below ground, a passage from one way to another. Water is an open room below ground. We need to go there, move in the canalisation and live there.” On each side of the war memorial, which stands on the “Place Vendôme” are four sections of fabricated pipe assemblies. Inside each of the pipe assemblies, prepared tree trunks have been installed, to represent the life-giving nature of our ecosystem, since they are an archive of water, a precious resource that we are all dependent on.
Polypipe was really lucky to be taking part in such a great exhibition since it shows the environmental awareness of pipe producers and makes it public to the open world. Polypipe is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of piping systems, water management solutions and energy-efficient ventilation systems, delivering engineered solutions that respond to a rapidly changing environment. Polypipe has an established market position, spanning the residential, commercial, civils and infrastructure, and public non-housing sectors in the UK and selected markets across the globe.
They have been working with the Krah technology for over a decade now and we are really proud to see pipes produced on our machines being used for such a good cause.
For the first time in the Krah calendar history we were able to shoot the whole calendar in one day.
On the 15th of October at the Frank GmbH facility in Wölfersheim, Germany, the day started very early – the first pictures were taken at 7a.m., the last at 8 p.m. We had great support from the General Managers at Frank, Ms. Heike Frank and Mr. Mark.
Instead of doing the shoot in several companies with different photographers we placed the whole thing into the hands of a professional: Petra Kladivova. Owning a model agency in Czech Republic, she organized the models and the photographer. Having already worked with us for our previous calendar, she knows how to present our pipes and products in the best possible way. The Frank GmbH owns 3 Krah production lines and a large fabrication plant for special components produced out of Krah pipes. The photographer was Pavol Bigos from Pinarto Studio. We used 5 different models to fill 12 months plus a beautiful cover photo. All models came from Petra’s model agency and were highly honoured to be part of this special project. The final result were lots of great pictures, communicating a great feeling with our pipes in the middle, almost becoming side issue… In the first week of December the calendar was sent to our customers around the world.
Find below some interesting background information from the shoot:
Krah Pipes at IFAT Munich 2018From 14 - 18 May 2018 the IFAT, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management will take place again in Munich, Germany. This year it will feature more than 3000 international exhibitors from around 59 countries. The preparations for this fair have already begun and we are excited to show our production range and technology once again in a nice and informative atmosphere. You will find us in Hall B3, booth 411.
Krah Pipes at MWWD Dubai 2018
In October 2018 we will also attend the MWWD exhibition in Dubai (Marine Waste Water Discharges). It is organized by our dear friend and customer Mr. Carlo Avanzini from AVANZINI MIDDLE EAST (FZE). The exhibition will lay its focus in 2018 on many trends coming back from the last years such as the usage of HDPE pipes for marine projects.
Krah Pipes serve as ski tunnel in FranceKrah Pipes at MWWD Dubai 2018In October 2018 we will also attend the MWWD exhibition in Dubai (Marine Waste Water Discharges). It is organized by our dear friend and customer Mr. Carlo Avanzini from AVANZINI MIDDLE EAST (FZE). The exhibition will lay its focus in 2018 on many trends coming back from the last years such as the usage of HDPE pipes for marine projects.
Krah Pipes Manila now accredited supplier
Krah Pipes Manila, Inc. proudly announces that it is now an accredited HDPE pipe supplier for Manilad Water Services, the water and wastewater services provider of the cities and municipalities thtat form the West Zone of the Greater Metro Manila in the Philippines. Recently, Krah Pipes likewise has been accredited by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), a major department in the Philippine government undertaking major infastructure projects .
In this video you can see what funny things you can do with SGK DN/ID 2000mm, 8 x 5 meter Krah pipes. In this case, a tunnel in the snow with a lenght of 40 meters.
It's installed in "Lude de Tignes" in France.
You can see it at 0:17 seconds.