There is a long tradition of folding and draping costly fabrics. Particularly Asian textile arts exhibit an enormous variety. The Origami soft furnishing fabric is an innovative, three dimensional material whose design was inspired by Japanese origami techniques. Robust single surfaces are bound together during the production process to form a three-dimensional whole with astonishing 3D effects. An innovative production process makes it possible to create special folding patterns that are pre-defined in the raw material through jacquard techniques. This results in accurate folds, as well as rapid, continuous production without complex folding and pressing. The appearance of Origami is determined by its changing patterns of light and shade. The lines that define its shape are highlighted by colour accents and therefore appear to be three-dimensional. This soft furnishing fabric is very versatile in architectural use and offers good sound-proofing. The regular folds reflect sound into different directions, which make it eminently suitable for offices and public buildings. For just such applications it is also available in flame retardant “Trevira CS” materials. Origami’s design re-defines soft furnishing fabrics in an entrancing way. Its three-dimensional surfaces have innumerable expressive facets.
Statement by the Jury
The Origami soft furnishing fabric creates unusual 3D effects. Its breathtaking characteristics appear afresh from different viewing angles. This fabric has fashion-like features which make it very versatile in use. Its quality will inspire the world of interior design.