VividA curtain that changes over time
According to Bauhaus principles, social awareness and economics should be integrated into design, and this includes ensuring socially fair production. European products should be socially innovative in use, encouraging people to value an object’s entire lifespan.
To produce a curtain whose appearance changes with time due to the mix of materials used. The first, a naturally coloured yarn, is less lightfast than the second material, a synthetically coloured yarn. The result: Over time the natural dyes fade, revealing a pattern.The curtains’s intentionally designed ageing process makes it highly innovative. The idea is not just to create an interesting design, but also to foster a debate about sustainability and the relationship we have with our belongings over time.
MEYERS & FÜGMANN GBR (Germany)
Meyers & Fügmann is a studio for textile and product design that investigates the relationship between colour and material. They specifically use colour as a medium to underline material properties and make steps in the production process visible.
FÄRBEREI FRITSCH GMBH (Austria)
Färberei Fritsch GmbH is an Austrian dyer that works on commission. Fritsch has been focusing on natural dyes for the past 15 years and is one of the only manufactures in Europe that combines the age-old art of natural dyeing with new technology.
ROHLEDER GMBH (Germany)
Rohleder is a German manufacturer for sophisticated upholstery and interior fabrics. Their technical expertise enables them to offer a wide choice of materials, textures, colours and patterns.