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Posts tagged as 'sun blind'

Contain Gallery in Cologne

CONTAIN Gallery in Cologne

There’s a new arrival in Cologne’s design family: CONTAIN Gallery selected design editions is Cologne’s first gallery focused on young international design. From now on there is a place in the heart of Cologne’s creative Belgian Quarter for exhibitions from the progressive world of young design.

'Surveillance' lamp by Per Emanuelsson and Bastian Bischoff

'Surveillance' lamp by Per Emanuelsson and Bastian Bischoff

„Utopie jetzt! / utopia now!“ – The current exhibition’s theme is reflected in the creations of young international designers. Utopia is an idea of an allegedly refined society – contradicted by a cross-section of modern urban lifestyle and it occasionally collides with a constantly growing examination of one’s sensitivities and responsibilities.

Gallery owner Ioanna Paraskeva was formerly responsible for PR & Communications at www.designspotter.com

'Better View' limited edition of roller blinds by Elina Aalto

'Better View' limited edition of roller blinds by Elina Aalto

The gallery is open Tuesdays – Fridays between 1p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. (and by appointment)

to the CONTAIN Gallery website

'Gecko goes Kids' by Trix Barmettler

'Gecko goes Kids' by Trix Barmettler, Photo by geeLy, Zurich

With a clear focus on applications within high-value architecture the Swiss textile manufacturer Création Baumann created ‘Gecko’, an adhesive textile sunblind which can easily be mounted directly onto the window.

For the ‘Gecko: Think Forward’ competition Création Baumann invited international architects and designers to find innovative solutions which show the versatility of this novel material.

This month the best works in the categories ‘functionality’, ‘innovation’ and ‘aesthetics’ were awarded.

Flexible sun blind at the Frechdachs Kindergarden in Zurich

Flexible sun blind at the Frechdachs Kindergarden in Zurich, Photo by geeLy, Zurich

With her project ‘Gecko goes Kids’, which was awarded in the category ‘innovation’, the Zurich-based graphic designer Trix Barmettler took advantage of the fact that ‘Gecko’ can be used several times, because it leaves no residues and loses none of its adhesive power. Together with the children of the ‘Frechdachs’ kindergarten in Zurich she designed a flexible sun and visual blind which is composed of figurative elements of different dimensions.

'Gecko goes Kids' by Trix Barmettler

'Gecko goes Kids' by Trix Barmettler, Photo by geeLy, Zurich

The Kopenhagen-based architects Mette Ramsgard Thomsen und Aurelie Mossé of CITA – Center for IT and Architecture presented ‘Ice-fern’, a highly poetic and sculptural sun blind, which streches across the windows and walls. It was inspired by the natural phenomenon of the frost pattern and its artful cut and sophisticated pattern gives it a three dimensional appearance and creates an interplay with the surrounding architecture. The Danes received the award for the category ‘aesthetics’.

'Ice-fern' by Mette Ramsgard Thomsen und Aurelie Mossé

'Ice-fern' by Mette Ramsgard Thomsen und Aurelie Mossé

The award in the category ‘functionality’ went to Ahrens Grabenhorst Architekten from Hannover, Germany. For the interior design of the liberal Jewish community center in Hanover they used the white ‘Gecko Crypta’ in order to cover the 4,20m windows of the synagogue’s upper floor. “We were looking for a material that would give a certain mysticism to the space”, the architects explain. Thanks to the textiles structure the synagogue is filled with a soft and diffuse light – “a stringent project with great finesse”, the jury comments.

Synagoge of the liberal yewish community in Hannover, by Ahrens Grabenhorst Architekten

Synagogue of the Liberal Jewish Community in Hannover, by Ahrens Grabenhorst Architekten

The winners and the jury: Philippe Baumann, Gesche Grabenhorst, Ulrike Kunkel, Trix Barmettler, Daniel Zehntner, Aurel Aebi, Andreas Bründler

The winners and the jury: Philippe Baumann, Gesche Grabenhorst, Ulrike Kunkel, Trix Barmettler, Daniel Zehntner, Aurel Aebi, Andreas Bründler

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