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Trevira City exhibits textile solutions for office planning at Orgatec 2016

The stand, made up of eight individual houses features Trevira and the company’s six fabric partners.

28th October 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cologne


Trevira, a leading polyester manufacturer, is exhibiting at Orgatec, a trade fair for office and property equipment and facilities, which is held in Cologne, Germany, this week, with its new concept called Trevira City.

The stand, made up of eight houses, made of textile materials and loosely arranged on the stand area, features Trevira and the company’s six fabric partners, including Baumann Décor, Casalegno Tendaggi, Fidivi, Hohmann, Müller Zell and Pugi.

The City itself stands for new perspectives of contemporary worlds of work, where the borders between working and living become blurred and acknowledgment of this demands fresh approaches to design. In the middle of the houses, whose symbolic function becomes clear from their reduced shape and archetypal silhouette, there is an open space that stands for the central themes of efficient work processes: communication, creativity, inspiration, networking and motion.

Original design and contemporary solutions

The individual houses and their innovative designs aim to address some of the most contemporary topics in office planning. These include the use of the new colours and structures, previously reserved by tradition for the home environment, in the world of work, as well as the issue of achieving perfect acoustics – one of the most important elements in office planning.

3D acoustic fabric Tasso from flame retardant Trevira hybrid yarns with stiffening effect. © Hohmann

From the outside, Trevira City appears in a tone-in-tone design of various shades of grey and thrives on a variety of textures and transparencies. “The interiors of the houses are furnished in different colour ranges – thus the interior and exterior skins of the houses alone demonstrate a vast spectrum of textile design possibilities,” the company explains. The unusual design of the stand aims to communicate a message. “In place of the rather factual product presentation, which has up until now been customary, we wished to do the unexpected with our presentation and set a clear sign,” commented Anke Vollenbröker, Trevira’s Head of Marketing.

“Our aim here is to show interior designers and furnishers particularly, how versatilely Trevira CS textiles meet the demands of modern office interiors – be it as “problem solvers” when it comes to improving room acoustics, or as furnishing elements with strong design and high textile performance.”

Range of possibilities

The various facets of the exhibition display a great range of possibilities that the participating manufacturers have already created with their Trevira CS products, the company reports. Fidivi, for instance, is showing a great variety of fabrics in an all-over cushion installation; in the Pugi house there is a display of materials with a wink in oversized embroidery frame strips, and Baumann Dekor has an oversized lamp bursting the house dimensions.

Fine decorative qualities with shiny effect from Casalegno Tendaggi. © Casalegno Tendaggi

In the Casalegno Tendaggi house the visitor dives into a fabric labyrinth. On the acoustics theme Hohmann has the visitor strolling through a display of ear sculptures, and Müller Zell offers the chance of a sound shower. Other fabric suppliers have also contributed to the textile furnishings of the fair stand. Création Baumann, JAB Anstoetz, Mattes & Ammann and Silent Gliss are sponsors for the textile decoration of the two Trevira houses.

One of the two Trevira houses accommodates the reception and catering area, showing in the background how printed fabrics can provide depth to a room. The second Trevira house presents the variety of Trevira CS collections, with samples from 15 fabric suppliers. Here too the design mirrors the office theme – the fabric samples are displayed on a collection of 230 clip boards. For the design of the lounge area in the centre of Trevira City 23 further fabric samples, provided by ten suppliers, have been used.

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