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06.04.16

Win-win strategy 

Carpet Concept accompanies young up-and-coming interior designers

Having the interior design diploma in one’s pocket means it’s time to apply for a job. But where? And how? For many young people who’ve just graduated from university and are not really familiar with the scene, this can be a difficult task to undertake.

 

A new platform intends to remedy this situation: INpuls KICK OFF is a recruitment event for freshly graduated interior designers, where they meet leading offices and personalities from this sector in speed interviewing sessions. This format gives the newcomers a forum at an early stage of their career, where they can present themselves in a highly competent environment – quasi as a relaxed training for their future professional development. Furthermore, the candidates are given a direct feedback at first hand. The professionals, on the other hand, have the chance to get to know young, motivated interior designers. All participants benefit – from valuable contacts, discussion and inspiration.

 

Carpet Concept sponsored the first edition of this innovative format, which recently celebrated its premiere during the Munich Creative Business Week 2016. “Especially in connection with the further development of our textile architecture concepts, it is important for us to collaborate with excellent interior designers. INpuls KICK OFF is the perfect partner to come into contact with young talents,” Thomas Trenkamp, managing director of Carpet Concept, explains his latest involvement.

24.03.16

Rethinking rooms 

Carpet Concept at the Architect@Work in Luxembourg

Small, cosmopolitan, design-loving: Carpet Concept is also on course for success in one of the most manageable capital cities in the world - at the popular Architect@Work trade fair taking place on 13 and 14 April in Luxembourg. Here, the focus is on new acoustic room solutions by the Bielefeld-based company: CAS Rooms. 

 

A characteristic feature of the growing trade fair is the triangular layout of the exhibition areas. They emphasise one of the core competencies of Carpet Concept: rethinking rooms. Get to know the advantages of acoustically effective CAS Objects on the walls of the alcoves, the new quiet in the office made possible by CAS Carpets or the flexible modules of CAS Rooms, which can redefine rooms again and again. 

Presenting rooms in completely different ways is also possible with the fresh Eco Iqu Collection - a real gentleman among carpets, which appears like a suit cloth. 

Discover new possibilities with Carpet Concept – You are very welcome!

 

Where you can find us:

Architect@Work, www.architect@work.lu

Luxexpo, S.A.

10 circuit de la Foire Internationale

L-1347 Luxembourg-Kirchberg

 

Opening hours:

13 and 14 April 2016, daily 13.00-20.00 

 

Visitors can register on www.architectatwork.lu to obtain free access to the event.

Please sign up online with Registration Code 21901

23.03.16

Material input, brand presence and sure instincts

Presentation of the 8th INsider Award by Carpet Concept & AIT

The INsider Award by Carpet Concept and AIT/AIT Dialog has been awarded for the eighth time. On the banks of Lago d'Iseo in Lombardy, eleven architects selected the nominees under the auspice of Professor Klaus Schmidhuber and subsequently decided who receives the award for personal achievements.

In a three-day closed meeting, the winners of the INsider Award were determined. According to the voting, Robert Piotrowski (Ecker Architekten, Heidelberg/Buchen) was awarded first place. His special signature for public and commercial building projects, which Piotrowski approaches with clear constructions and prudent material input, enthralled the jurors. “We want to emphasise the beauty in ordinary objects and strive for a balance between emotion and reason in our designs,” explains Robert Piotrowski.

Bettina Kratz (kpluskonzept GmbH, Düsseldorf) came second. With her solutions for complete brand communication, such as her own brand presence at the Euroshop trade fair, she stands for surprising, holistic solutions. Ingo Haerlin (Design in Architektur) from Darmstadt, who creates exceptional atmospheres in rooms, halls and buildings with a sure feeling for interior design and high-quality materials, was very pleased with the third place.

A special atmosphere also characterised the award ceremony of the INsider Award in the vaults of the Sancta Clara Keller in Cologne. The origins of the Romanesque cellar date back to the 13th century. Today, it is not just a meeting place for Cologne’s cultural scene but also an exceptional event location of the office Kaspar Kraemer-Architekten.

03.02.16

SFF Stockholm 2016

Creative high in the north

The focus is on our new creation: Eco Iqu – a carpet with ingenuity. Why is that? It is a textile-like, flat-woven product featuring a fine texture or a distinctive craftsman look. The carpet can take a lot, is hard-wearing and available in thirty newly differentiated colour worlds.

You can also find out more about CAS – the new dimension in acoustics. CAS allows you to create peace and quiet exactly where you need it: Recharge your batteries in our CAS Room, which we have set up for you at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Get to know CAS Objects as acoustically effective design elements for walls and ceilings or inform yourself of CAS Carpets – the textile floor coverings for improved acoustics.

Stockholm Furniture Fair
Duration: 9.2.–13.2.2016
Stand A33:20
www.stockholmfurniturelightfair.se

22.12.15

Housewarming

aed Stuttgart celebrates reopening

Carpet Concept supports aed in Stuttgart – an initiative established by engineers, architects and designers to promote design. The initiative will celebrate its new location at the Design Offices with a “Housewarming Party” on 12 January 2016.

The aim of aed is to strengthen major design concepts in the region through the promotion of young talents and professional exchange. As a guest of the Design Offices in Stuttgart’s city centre, aed will from now on use the local symbiosis of lifestyle ambience and modern working environment. In the context of the Housewarming Party, Michael O. Schmutzer, managing director of Design Offices, will explain his concept. Subsequently, trend expert Birgit Gebhardt will talk about future developments: “New Work Order – Aufbruch in die vernetzte Arbeitswelt” (Departure into the networked world of work). After the lectures, guests have the opportunity to get to know the new location over a glass of wine and some snacks.

aed Housewarming
12 January 2016/7 p.m.
Design Offices Stuttgart

30.11.2015

INsider Award 2015

Carpet Concept awards interior designers

Since 2008, Carpet Concept has organised the INsider Award for interior designers. At this year’s workshop, the participants selected the award-winners in Lombardy. Robert Piotrowski from Ecker Architekten was awarded first prize.

Unlike other competitions, no external jury is responsible for awarding the prizes of the INsider Award but the participating interior designers themselves. The participants are selected by the readers of the trade journal AIT as well as the nominees of recent years. This year, eleven interior designers took part in the trip to Italy and came to an agreement on who should be presented with the INsider Award 2015. During the three-day workshop at Lago d’Iseo, the participants presented their projects and explained their attitude towards interior design. After the vote, Robert Piotrowski from the Heidelberg-based office Ecker Architekten was awarded first place. Bettina Kratz from kplus konzept GmbH, Düsseldorf, and Ingo Haerlin from Design in Architektur, Darmstadt, were delighted at coming second respectively third place. Subsequently, the prizes were presented during a small ceremony followed by a festive dinner. The selection of the INsider 2015 was accompanied by Carpet Concept, the long-standing patron, Professor Klaus Schmidhuber and the event partner, AIT.

06.11.2015

Coloured Combinations

Lay and Uno woven carpets

With new colour worlds the Lay and Uno carpets invite creative combinations. Each collection comprises 72 well-matched shades. Individually or combined, the carpets allow numerous possibilities of floor design. Woven surfaces ensure a special high-value appearance and feelgood quality.

The colour selection ranges from subtle grey, brown and beige variants through to radiant shades of blue, orange and green. Tone-in-tone but with different textile structures, Lay and Uno expand the creative scope for architects, planners and interior designers. Whether as uniform application or with vivid alternation – a homogeneously coloured appearance is definitely ensures. Another distinctiveness of Lay and Uno: on demand, all colours are available as acoustically effective floor covering from the Carpet Concept Acoustic System CAS. A special back coating absorbs the sound in an exceptionally efficient way. Therefore, the carpets not only provide combinable colour worlds with textile cosiness, they also considerably enhance the room comfort.

26.10.2015

KAP Forum

Lecture by Anne Lacaton

Taking advantage of what is already there is an opportunity and an additional value for Lacaton & Vassal Architectes. At the KAP Forum in Cologne, which is supported by Carpet Concept as a partner, the paris based office presents its projects on the 27st of October.

The challenges of contemporary society all seem, basically, to revolve around a culture of paying attention, interpreting and transforming the existing environment. Ann Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal are strongly interested by the existing situations with all their components, their complexity, their fragility or their exceptional characters. Transforming, using, what already exists is accurately observing, from inside, and as close as possible. Adding, joining, expanding, superimposing, spanning the existing structure is always more interesting for Lacaton & Vassal than starting from a place beforehand (previously) cleaned and emptied. They are in themselves sources of savings and efficiency. The lecture will develop this topic through the presentation of projects.

Photographs: © Philippe Ruault

Profile/Positions

Lacaton & Vassal Architectes

27 October 2015/19 p.m.
KAP Forum, Cologne

13.10.2015

Iconic Award 2015

Award for CAS Rooms

CAS Rooms by Carpet Concept has won the Iconic Award 2015. During the festive award ceremony in Munich, the textile room system was rated as “Best of Best” – a wonderful acknowledgement of the innovative design and the varied interior design possibilities.

The German Design Council presents the Iconic Award to innovative products and visionary architecture. This prize evaluates, among other things, the overall concept, aesthetic quality, material and detailing as well as functionality. An independent jury consisting of renowned architects, interior architects and designers determines the award-winners. At the official award ceremony on the occasion of the Expo Real trade fair in Munich on 5 October, Carpet Concept was presented with the award: In the category “Wall, Floor, Ceiling”, the textile room system CAS Rooms was honoured as “Best of Best”. Comprising 27 modules and three connections, the system allows varied applications for open-plan office areas – from single walls used to screen off workstations through to complete room-in-room solutions. CAS Rooms is based on a common idea and a product development by Carpet Concept, Lindner Group and GiB - Gesellschaft für innovative Bautechnologie.

02.10.2015

Aedes Architecture Forum

Projects by Rocco Design Architects

Rocco Design Architects accompanies the change of their home city Hong Kong with distinctive buildings and projects. Under the title of “Intensity” the work of this office is presented in Berlin as from 10 October – at the Aedes Architecture Forum, which is supported by Carpet Concept as long-standing partner.

For Rocco Design Architects, good architecture is far more than decorative form. The office combines its buildings with traditional as well as contemporary culture and develops them from the spatial context. Themes of the Chinese designers are, amongst others, identity, spatial quality and community. Their own self-conception also includes dealing with traditional materials and building methods. The exhibition at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin uses 15 very different buildings and projects to present the philosophy of Rocco Design Architects in an exciting and vivid way.

Photographs: © Rocco Design Architects

Intensity
Rocco Design Architects, Hong Kong/China
10 October to 26 November 2015
Aedes Architecture Forum, Berlin

23.09.2015

Catwalk for Architects

Graduation with Carpet Concept

A “rosy future” – that’s what the architecture degree course at Leibniz University Hannover wishes its students graduating this year. During the festive graduation party of students having completing their studies in 2015, Carpet Concept rolled out the red carpet for the architects-to-be.

There is hardly any other profession that influences people and the environment as directly as architecture. A successful education for the young generation is therefore all the more important. Consequently, Carpet Concept is very active in the education and further training of architects – in this case in a very elegant way:

At this year’s graduation party at Leibniz University Hannover a red carpet by Carpet Concept serves as a catwalk for the young designers. The study programme in Hannover imparts to the graduates a high level of design and utilisation quality. The farewell of this year’s graduates in the presence of the Dean, the President of Leibniz University and the President of the Chamber of Architects was correspondingly optimistic. Professor and renowned architect Hilde Léon from Berlin presented the relaxed evening with encouraging words for the future.

14.09.2015

KAP Forum

Lecture by Regine Leibinger

The lecture series “Profiles/Positions” addresses issues of current building culture. The events at the KAP Forum in Cologne are supported by Carpet Concept as a partner. In her lecture on 22 September, Regine Leibinger from Barkow Leibinger will point out how architecture changes its location.

What makes architecture a tool? What effect does the location have on anything new? At the KAP Forum in Cologne, Regine Leibinger will address these and other questions. Her lecture will equally elaborate on the often underestimated building tasks of “industrial construction” and the future of urban housing. The self-conception of her own architectural office, which she founded together with Frank Barkow in Berlin in 1993, is characterised by the interplay of practice, research and teaching. The spectrum of recently completed buildings ranges from the high-rise building “Tour Total” adjacent to Berlin’s central station to a factory in Kaufbeuren through to a garden pavilion for the American Academy in Berlin.

Images: © Corinne Rose/Barkow Leibinger

Profiles/Positions
Prof. Regine Leibinger
22 September 2015, 19:00
KAP Forum, Cologne

31.08.2015

Living of the Future

Werkbund Conference at Carpet Concept

The “Werkbund Stadt Berlin” initiative focuses on future forms of living and dwelling. On this occasion, Carpet Concept invites to Thuringia: in the “Weberei”, a historic weaving mill, Deutscher Werkbund and renowned experts will address sustainability issues on 25 September 2015.

What do we want our lifestyle and homes to be like in the future? Werkbund Berlin dedicates itself to this fundamental question on the occasion of the conference “Werkbundtag 2016”. Architects, designers, artists, craftspeople, and manufacturers are asked to jointly develop exemplary forms of housing. Various closed meetings are the basis for the planning process, which Werkbund initiates in collaboration with renowned partners this year. According to the company’s own approach to innovation, Carpet Concept invites to its headquarters in Thuringia on 25 September: The second closed meeting is held as a think tank for modern architecture in the “Weberei” in Münchenbernsdorf. Well-known experts will deal with issues of technology, energy and sustainability – central topics of the Werkbund initiative, the results of which shall be a pioneering urban district.

2. Concept Meeting: Technology – Energy and Sustainability
25. September 2015, 10.00 – 19.00, “Weberei” Münchenbernsdorf

24.08.2015

A Space Is A Space

Carpet Concept at “DAZ”

A carpet produced by Carpet Concept becomes the centre of an exhibition at Deutsches Architektur Zentrum (DAZ). Beginning on 11 September, the renowned institution in Berlin presents “A Space Is A Space Is A Space” – an exhibition of three young curators dealing with the topic of space.

The promotion of selected exhibitions and projects is part of Carpet Concept’s self-conception. The current presentation at Deutsches Architektur Zentrum simultaneously supports young talents: three curators to-be from France conceive this experimental show within the scope of a project. The starting point is the question of how space can be approached in a new light. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to deal with performance, public space and social context in various ways: via exhibits, via a spatial installation and via a website incorporating the digital space. The centre of the spatial installation is a large-format carpet provided by Carpet Concept, on which works of architects and artists are presented. Visitors are allowed to walk on the carpet, which is simultaneously filmed and projected onto a wall – and thus creates a real and a virtual space. Heiner Farwick, President of the Association of German Architects, Cathy Larqué from Institut français as well as the curators will address the audience on the occasion of the exhibition opening.

A Space Is A Space Is A Space
11th September – 8th November 2015
Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Berlin

Photos: schnepp • renou

15.07.2015

Iconic Award 2015

Award for CAS Rooms

Carpet Concept is very pleased with another award for innovative design: the textile room system CAS Rooms received the Iconic Award 2015. The jury rated the modular system as “Best of Best”.

The German Design Council presents the Iconic Award to innovative products and visionary architecture. The award evaluates, among other things, the overall concept, aesthetic appeal, material and detailing as well as functionality. An independent jury consisting of renowned architects, interior architects and designers decides on the awarding. In the “Wall, Floor, Ceiling” category, the experts selected the new textile room system CAS Rooms as “Best of Best”. Comprising 27 modules and three connections, the system allows varied applications for open-plan office areas – from single walls used to screen workplaces to complete room-in-room solutions. The Iconic Award 2015 will be officially presented in October on the occasion of the Expo Real trade fair in Munich.

CAS Rooms is based on a common idea and a product development by Carpet Concept, Lindner Group and GiB - Gesellschaft für innovative Bautechnologie.