Siersema office interior

April 1st, 2022

When Amsterdam’s Siersema Interieur, a design studio specializing in fabrics, needed an identifying look for its new riverfront offices, it turned to architectural firm Beyond Space.   “The space benefitted from high ceilings and lots of light, but frankly, was otherwise quite boring,” says Thom Uildriks, business development manager for Beyond Space. “We wanted to […]

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The fabrics of modern food production

November 1st, 2019

Textile products for the agricultural market help to protect livestock and grain, improve yields, and make a farmer’s job a little easier and more profitable. by Darcy Dougherty Maulsby Call them the unsung heroes of modern food production.Today’s durable agricultural fabrics combat wind, sun, mud, moisture and other threats, helping farmers protect their grain and […]

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Curtains that combat indoor air pollution

June 1st, 2019

The technology that enables IKEA curtains to purify the air can be applied to any textile. GUNRID curtains will be available in stores next year. Photos: ©Inter IKEA Systems B.V. As air pollution continues to be a serious issue, particularly in urban areas, the quality of indoor air is also a concern. The World Health […]

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Curtains for 3-D holograms at the Museum of Applied Art Cologne

October 1st, 2018

The annual IMM Cologne International Interiors Show, held each January, offers a first peek at the trends in interior design for the coming year. More than 1,300 exhibitors from around the world display an exciting and diverse variety of furniture and designs. At the 2018 show, Stylepark AG, the Frankfurt-based online platform for architectural products, […]

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Transparent, self-adhesive textile shades windows

October 1st, 2018

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention—or in this case, it’s the father. Specifically, Philippe Lampe, owner of Lampe Textiles in Tielt, Belgium, was looking for a way to provide his son some privacy in his college room. Lampe’s son wanted curtains for his window, but he wasn’t allowed to attach anything […]

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Curtains for textural graphics

June 1st, 2018

Brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are Paris-based designers known for a fresh, modern aesthetic that plays with silhouette and texture. They have always had an interest in embroidery due to its ability to enhance textiles, as well as its grounding in French cultural tradition. When Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat tapped the team to create a […]

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Curtains conceal elevator mechanics

June 1st, 2008

[ Coastal Canvas Products Co. ] Savannah, Ga., U.S.A. The glass elevator shaft in this upscale residence was visible from all four floors, allowing a clear view of the elevator’s mechanics. Coastal Canvas was enlisted to design curtains to conceal the mechanical apparatus, and move up and down with the elevator car without inhibiting the […]

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Curtains separate work bays

June 1st, 2008

[ Lethbridge Custom Canvas Ltd. ] Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada A local Toyota forklift dealer required a completely enclosed area in which they could pressure-wash equipment being serviced without affecting equipment being worked on in the next bay. Lethbridge fabricated two 35-foot-by-12-foot curtains using 18-ounce Sampson FR; the top hem of each curtain is reinforced with […]

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