PHILADELPHIA—Saint-Gobain S.A. is celebrating its 350th anniversary with a touring exhibit that eventually will stop in all four major regions of the globe.
Future Sensations set up shop in Philadelphia from May 30 through June 6. The free exhibit was a chance for the $55 billion firm to showcase its history and innovative products through five pavilions.
The exhibit already was displayed in Shanghai in January and Sao Paulo, Brazil, in March. It will be on display in Paris in October.
“If we are to leave our children a better world, companies, organizations and political entities must work together to meet challenges with bold innovative solutions,” Saint-Gobain CEO Pierre-Andre de Chalendar told the media at the event on June 1. “Saint-Gobain has a track record of investing in innovation and initiatives that generate value, both financially and for the welfare of all human beings.”
Each of the five pavilions used a total of 26 products from Saint-Gobain and its subsidiaries in its construction. They included:
• Pavilion 1, Look—Comprised of numerous mirrors, this pavilion is a tribute to the company's glassmaking business. By day the pavilion produces reflections but illuminates at night.