Press release

Magnificent Christie MicroTiles wall installed at L’Oréal's Paris headquarters

Wokingham, UK – (9th April 2014) – Christie®, a global visual technologies company, is pleased to announce a significant installation of Christie MicroTiles® at the Paris headquarters of L’Oréal, the world's largest cosmetics and beauty company.

Having worked with Wilmotte & associés on the design for the renovation of their headquarters, L’Oréal were looking to create a display environment that reflected the group’s vision and its level of excellence for their new entrance lobby which now joins their two main buildings together. Aurelien Grocq, project manager at Labeyrie & associés, was responsible for the technical design and the management of the wall project. He said, “Before the project went out to tender, we worked with L’Oréal to test prototypes of screens and tiles. One of the reasons that they finally selected Christie MicroTiles was that they provided better picture quality – richer colours and truer levels of black. In addition, the tiles were only 26 cms in depth so they fitted perfectly in the architectural design of the hall.”

Joe Graziano, market development manager, MicroTiles, EMEA, at Christie commented, “MicroTiles have received tremendous recognition across EMEA in all application and industry sectors since their launch. When a global leading industry giant like L’Oréal’s commits to the product to this magnitude, you realise just how effective and game changing MicroTiles are. This is an incredibly impressive wall with 312 tiles spanning 39 tiles wide by 8 tiles high, resulting in the largest native resolution MicroTiles wall in the world. With 52 electronic control unit (ECU) (1 in every 6 MicroTiles), this wall not only offers an unparalleled 0.5mm pixel pitch across the entire display, but also enables content and creative designers to play with an awe-inspiring 121,080,960 pixels.”
 
The communication agency Phénomène produced the immersive video content about all of the L’Oréal brands and these are displayed on the MicroTiles wall every day from 06:30 until 23:00 – they are viewed by employees and visiting clients and customers.

Rémi Lavaine, project manager at L’Oréal, said, “We are delighted with the Christie MicroTiles wall. We chose the MicroTiles largely because they had thinner gaps between the tiles and therefore the image content appeared more seamless. Piaton & associés produced the concept design of the communication tools, and the content which Phénomène created appears sharp and vivid on the MicroTiles wall – the resolution is extremely impressive and unsurpassed. This is exactly the look that we wanted to achieve.”

“We are extremely proud to have installed the biggest native resolution wall of MicroTiles at L’Oréal’s World Headquarters. The result looks stunning. Our partner Axians has done an amazing job on the installation,” stated Olivier Collet, senior business development manager, France, Christie.

Gilles Prigent, project manager at Axians, commented, “We are very pleased to have installed this magnificent video wall for L’Oréal. The involvement of our teams deployed for installation and commissioning has been amply rewarded by the result. The excellent cooperation between Axians and Christie's staff in France was also a success factor.”

In addition, there is a smaller display wall which has been constructed in the shape of a digital clock. The display consists of 5 x 6 MicroTiles, containing a total of 5 ECUs. This clock is positioned on the wall opposite the large display wall and shows the current time at various large cities around the globe.

MicroTiles walls have also featured at L’Oréal sites in the UK and Germany.

About L’Oréal

L'Oréal Paris is a French company and a global leader in beauty trends. Present in more than 120 countries, L'Oréal Paris grew from one philosophy: to innovate and offer top performing products at great prices to the greatest number of consumers possible. A philosophy which stems from the research carried out in their laboratories and their will to make professional expertise accessible. Through their continued pursuit of excellence, L'Oréal Paris is sculpting the future of beauty. Thanks to their engagement and genuine value for respect and closeness between women and men of the world, they have been able to become a global leader in the world of beauty trends. For more information, visit www.loreal-paris.co.uk.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

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