Epic Futuristic Experience Coming To Philly For Saint-Gobain’s 350th

photo credit: The Louvre via photopin (license)
The Louvre's Pyramid constructed with Saint-Gobain glass. The multinational company began in 1665 as a mirror maker.

The wonders of the past and the secrets of the future will converge in a must-see sensory experience coming to Philly in celebration of the legendary building materials company now moving its headquarters to Fraser.

To mark 350 years, Saint-Gobain is hosting the free exhibition “Future Sensations” at The Oval located on the northwest end of Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway from May 30 to June 6, one of only four stops across the globe and the only United States showcase.

“From the glass pyramid at the Louvre to the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center, and even Philadelphia sites like Boathouse Row, the Kimmel and Comcast Centers, Saint-Gobain high-performance building materials have brought unique features to many of the world’s most iconic structures,” the company asserted in a recent news release. “‘Future Sensations’ highlights such innovations which have changed the face of the world.”

Designed with “five distinct ephemeral pavilions that take visitors on a sensory journey of science, storytelling and art,” the exhibition features 26 products from the Saint-Gobain portfolio of companies within LOOK, A Reflection of Progress; LISTEN, A New Sensation; COLOR, The Stuff of Dreams; CREATE, The Art of the Matter; and the exclusive Philly pavilion History and Future.

“This exhibition will remind people of the strength that is acquired through 350 years of enduring, relevant innovations,” President and CEO John Crowe said in the announcement. “Pushing boundaries and rising to the challenges of the technological world has shaped our history and given us the conviction to believe in the future. ‘Future Sensations’ takes that optimism and enthusiasm for the building blocks of tomorrow and re-imagines it in a way that is uniquely Philadelphian in its focus and attitude.”

Read more about the global-trotting exhibition and its sensational tribute to one of Chester County’s industrial leaders on the Saint-Gobain website here.


Top photo credit: The Louvre via photopin (license)

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