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Fly and swag curtains

custom systems

This opening combines the movement of the Fly curtain with that of the Swag curtain.The carrying bar is lifted with the curtain fastened at its top, and at the same time the two tails of the curtain are opened by means a rope that pulls a central point of each half at the corresponding top corner of the proscenium.
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The Fly and swag curtain is proper for various kinds of realization. In the sketch, the diagonal cables are sent to a fixed point. The climb up of the counterbalanced carrying bar set at the top automatically causes the traction of the cables. The diagonal cables can directly be sent also to the cage of the counterweights and and they can have a double speed. In this case the curtain, in its complete opening, it stops at around the half of its height and remains set on the sides.
Theatre art deco A Fly and swag curtain made of ASC - Sceno during the movement of opening.The two tails of the curtain are drawn towards the high corner gathering the drapery, like in the Swag curtain and ...
... at the same time of opening movement, similarly to the Swag curtain the entire curtain is raised up behind the arch of the proscenium as in the Fly curtain, but without disappear completely.
Eurodisney Fly and swag curtain ...
... made of FBR - Bruxelles velvet.
Fashion show ''Christian Lacroix'' A small Fly and swag curtain made of FBR - Bruxelles velvet that opened the entry to the gangway of a fashion parade.
''The Adventure of the Curtain'' Max Littmann (1862 - 1931), Prinzregenten-Theater. Ansicht Gegen die BŁhne, view of the stage of the Prinzregententheater of Munich (1900).Drawing with pencil on heliographed tracing paper, 49 x 62,7 cm.V. Morpurgo, L'avventura del sipario, Ubulibri, 1984, page 145.Littmann was a German architect very active in the production of theatres in Germany between the end of '800 and the first decades of the last century.He made several projects that illustrate, with many details and technical explanatory notes, as sophisticated and accurate were, in those times already, the design and manufacturing of curtains.
The making of the Fly and swag curtain is identical to that of the Swag curtain.
It is normally made with vertical fullness and each of the two halves, with central opening, is equipped with a cable with guide-rings sewn on the back.
Like the Swag opening system, the Fly and swag opening uses a fly facility to raise the curtain's tails, but the structure carrying the curtain is raised simultaneously with the tails with a harmonious movement.
The need for lifting makes the Fly and swag curtain less suitable than the Swag curtain for low-height stages.
A Fly and swag opening system can theoretically always perform the Swag opening movement as well, it is sufficient to deactivate the connection between the lifting device of the tails and the lifting device of the supporting structure.
In cases in which it is possible to do the opposite and operate the lifting while leaving the tails immobile, the mechanical system can work as a Fly opening with curtain with vertical fullness.
The Fly and swag opening is also compatible with the Traveller opening system, with which it can be combined.
Structure
- with Truss
Layout
- straight
- shaped
Manufacturing
Tails
- double tail and central surmount
- single tail for lateral opening

Manual operation
- Manual fly facilities (light curtains only)
- Counterbalanced fly facilities
Motorized operation
- 2MT - Pilewind hoists for motorized fly facilities
- Motorized fly facilities for flyloft

This material was used for...

Eurodisney

Public places

Fashion show ''Christian Lacroix''

Fashion

Teatro alla Scala, ''Der Rosenkavalier''

Lyric opera

Theatre art deco

Public places