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November 2016

Bau 2017

Carpet Concept: The new generation of carpets, acoustics, spaces

Welcome to Bau 2017 Munich

16-21 January 2017, Hall A6; Stand 121 

November 2016

Bau 2017

Carpet Concept: The new generation of carpets, acoustics, spaces

Welcome to Bau 2017 Munich

16-21 January 2017, Hall A6; Stand 121 

November 2016

Between art and politics

The aedes - exhibition focuses on the political statements and the craftsmanship of these tapestries from the GDR, which depict scenes from political and proletariat life, as well as important sporting events and national heroes.

Exhibition:
8 December 2016 - 19 January 2017 

Location: 
Aedes Architekturforum
Christinenstr. 18-19
10119 Berlin 

Opening Hours: 
Tue-Fri 11am-6.30pm
Sun-Mon 1pm-5pm

 

Download the exhibition catalog here.

November 2016

Textile architectural concepts, perfectly tailored to dynamic working environments

 

At Orgatec 2016, Carpet Concept presented holistic textile architectural concepts with a focus on two world firsts under the motto of “Carpet Concept: The new generation of carpets, acoustics, spaces” – the innovative Eco Iqu S carpet and the new tile concept Mix – as well as the acoustically effective CAS Rooms Collection.

 

Our working world is undergoing a transformation process and is looking for solutions and possibilities to master the new demands on interiors. “The office is becoming more and more homely,” said Thomas Trenkamp, CEO of Carpet Concept, in the run-up to the trade fair – and thus anticipated one of the major trends at this year’s Orgatec. Textile and acoustically effective products play an increasingly important role in current open-space offices. This is a development Carpet Concept has been focusing on for a long time.

This year’s trade fair booth of Carpet Concept was a contemporary salon world, cosy and elegant, where the concept of floor, wall and acoustics was combined with a subtle colour scheme. In the setting of this sensuous trade fair architecture the modularly conceived Carpet Concept products could be holistically experienced.

So it was a perfect stage for the launch of the revolutionary new Eco Iqu S Collection, flat-woven carpets where the pile literally grows from the weave in the third dimension. Visitors repeatedly expressed their surprise: It’s not plush but a technoid textile which adds the new homeliness to the Office 4.0.

 

Another direct major success were the new tile collections Mix Geometric and Mix Organic, combining innovative tatami mat formats and free geometrical shapes in exquisite weaving quality, which have been developed in collaboration with the globally active architectural practice of Hadi Teherani. “With this tile collection planers can play with structures, colours and sizes and combine them with existing carpets by Carpet Concept in unprecedented dimensions,” explained Hadi Teherani. Mix is a modular system comprising more than 40 colours in four weave qualities. “This new generation of textile tiles provides architect fantastic options to approach floor design, room atmosphere and proportions on a new level,” commented Thomas Trenkamp on the great enthusiasm of trade fair visitors.

There has also been a lot of positive feedback for the initiative to collaborate with luminaire manufacturer Artemide and purposefully stage the interplay of light and textiles. The atmospheric design of interiors – in particular with CAS Rooms Evolution – could thus be explored and experienced even better.

The concept of the new motto “Carpet Concept: The new generation of carpets, acoustics, spaces” has proved to be very successful at Orgatec 2016. “Numerous large companies followed the motto and visited our booth. The responses were excellent,” reports Matthias Quinkert, CEO of Carpet Concept. “Orgatec has achieved a high level of quality and the visitors had a strong understanding of quality. Our message of the new textile architectural concept has been accepted and the topics of modularity and versatility were in great demand. Consequently, the Carpet Concept spirit is not only characterised by new contents but also by a high level of sensuousness.”

November 2016

New places for the working environment 

Carpet Concept currently supports “the smart coworking lobby” at Orgatec 2016

 

You don’t need a hotel to be given a great welcome. “The smart coworking lobby” at Orgatec in Cologne radiated the same atmosphere of intimacy and hospitality. The lounge, which is supported by Carpet Concept, is an inspiringly varied place – with office bikes, scented coffee bar, a relaxed lounge, and quiet retreats, for example using the Carpet Concept CAS Rooms system. Curator Michael O. Schmutzer, Design Offices, and interior design practice b-k-i created a smart environment, which takes into account the philosophy of co-working. We met Michael Schmutzer and Matthias Quinkert from Carpet Concept for a cup of coffee and to ask them three questions.

 

1. What developments have changed office work to a special degree?

Michael Schmutzer: In classic office work procedures, cooperation will be more marked. Hierarchies will flatten, instead of separation opening is the central theme. That means: being open for communicative thinking and working, for interdisciplinary approaches and fresh impulses, for inspiration and intuition. That’s exactly why you need different communication zones – for example for the routine work meeting, the confidential exchange, the creative get-together or the information meeting. Each of these places requires tailored preconditions to allow successful communication. In short: one office for everything does not exist anymore.

Matthias Quinkert: That’s true. In the future, rooms will be smarter, more intelligent. While it was still troublesome to control one’s office or home via the smartphone ten years ago, it is commonplace today. The office of the future is not happening in 2020 but today. This new thinking between team spirit and individuality, collective intelligence and community requires new spaces. Quick and individual spaces, which promote both digital and analogue working and allow flexible adaptation.

 

2. What is the impact of digitalisation on interior design?

Michael Schmutzer: Digitalisation mobilises and also provides the “mobile tool”, the tablet or smartphone. Two rooms stand for this topic – the “World room”, that is the internet, the accessibility of worldwide information. And also the second room, the personal one. Parallel to the virtual world, the real encounter is becoming more and more important. In a team it is important to build trust. Digitalisation is the catalyst for people to seek personal conversation. To do so they need suitable workspaces.

Matthias Quinkert: Indeed, digitalisation creates variability and complexity. It demands adaptation, creativity and, most importantly, mobility. Interior design in times of digitalisation is no rigid system, not a question of cell or open-space structure; just like the net, it is a question of verve. This requires quickly livable, different interior qualities. Answers to the complexity between short walking distances, retreat, balance, and community – and all that in one area. With our CAS system we have found an answer to these demands. It solves the fundamental question: What do you want? in immense combinations.

 

3. What are the factors contributing to a motivating office atmosphere and thus to the attractiveness of the employer?

Michael Schmutzer: People need an atmosphere of trust, a feelgood ambience and reliable service. Flexibility must ensure that both spontaneity and long-term planning are possible. It is important that people in the office meet at eye level – without hierarchical barriers. Openness is a basic requirement for creative work. The smart coworking lobby combines these demands in one concept. Employers want to positively exploit the potentials of their employees. The right working atmosphere thereby ensures common efficiency. For this purpose we have developed the model of the smart coworking lobby.

Matthias Quinkert: The “war for talents” has long been underway in Germany. The answers to this are diverse but all lead to a central thought: livable work groups instead of inflexible office worlds. Flexible, network-oriented teams, space, varied meeting points, WE rooms, ME rooms. ‘Less fitout and more fit-in’ – this applies to our room systems and is one of the central motives of new, attractive office environments and also the idea of the smart coworking lobby. It describes how the co-working philosophy can be introduced to existing buildings. It is an intelligent and indeed pioneering approach to quickly and cost-efficiently follow the co-working trend, a clever system for the working world of today and tomorrow.

November 2016

We are looking for...

 

...sales representative (m/f)

...trainees

Sales Representative (m/f) marketing for the CAS Rooms in southern Germany. Trainees for our sales academy CAARDO in NRW and to other parts of germany.

 

Have we piqued your interest? Contact us!

 

Your contact person: Carpet Concept, Daniel Golz, Mobil +49 160 1858439, d.golz@carpet-concept.de  Bunzlauer Str. 7, 33719 Bielefeld, Germany 

Oktober 2016

Orgatec 2016

Carpet Concept: The new generation of carpets, acoustics, spaces

Welcome to Orgatec 2016 Cologne

25-29 October 2016, Hall 10.2, Stand N010 M011

Download the invitation here

 

Visit us: Smart Working Space - the smart coworking lobby. Special show will take place in hall 9, stand B-010.

Oktober 2016

Orgatec 2016

Carpet Concept: The new generation of carpets, acoustics, spaces

Welcome to Orgatec 2016 Cologne

25-29 October 2016, Hall 10.2, Stand N010 M011

Download the invitation here

 

Visit us: Smart Working Space - the smart coworking lobby. Special show will take place in hall 9, stand B-010.

Oktober 2016

ARCHITECTS OF THE FUTURE

Carpet Concept supports exhibitions in Venice.

How do prospective architects envision our future? In Venice with its lagoons and islands, two exhibitions are addressing this topic until the end of November. The first overview presents a course of architectural teaching in five chapters. The second exhibition reflects on how students stage the architectural appearance of an intercultural European institution between tradition and modernism.

Under the motto of "future practice. practice future", the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac) addresses current issues of international architecture by letting students and young graduates work and do research together. The Academy presents this architectural teaching approach during an exhibition on the occasion of the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice, which is supported by the Bielefeld-based company Carpet Concept. The results point out solutions for sustainability, modern town planning and the balancing act between modernism and tradition.

In a second exhibition, students dedicate themselves to the "House of Europe", which has different users, residents and owners whose demands are as differentiated as the residents themselves.

So what could designs for the architectural appearance of an institution dedicated to and reflecting the cultural identity of Europe look like? This is one of the questions which is addressed by the Academy for Architectural Culture (acc), which was established by architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partner with a far-reaching idea. In the hometown of Vivaldi, Casanova and against the backdrop of countless novels by Donna Leon, the architecture students and young graduates from Germany, Italy and China had to develop an exemplary model project for the increasing number of vacant houses in Venice. Establishing a dialogic design process between tradition and modernism, while creating modern and equally empathic interventions. Attempting an example for this at Palazzo Mora with rooms for exhibitions, conferences, a library, research archives, and a café. The surprising designs not only mark a wide field of possibilities but shall serve as a basis for potential implementations of the project.

Info

The two exhibitions are part of the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice and will be open until 27 November 2016, each from Wednesday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The venue of the first exhibition, "future practice. practice future." is Palazzo Rossini, while the second exhibition, "European Culture Centre Venice", is presented at Palazzo Mora.

 

1.        

Future practice. practice future

Studying at the Academy for Architectural

Culture (aac) in Hamburg

Palazzo Rossini

4013 Campo Manin, 30124 Venice, Italy

>> www.palazzorossini.org

 

2.

European Culture Centre Venice

Dialogical Design

between Tradition and Modernism

Palazzo Mora

Strada Nuova 3659, 30124 Venice, Italy

>> www.palazzomora.org

 

>> www.aac-hamburg.de

09.2016

Carpet Concept: Project Partner of the new WerkBundStadt Berlin

In the context of this year’s German Werbund Day Berlin (23.9. – 25.9.2016), the designs for a new, forward-looking city district in Berlin, the WerkBundStadt Berlin, will be presented for the first time. Carpet Concept is a partner of this outstanding project. The district shall be constructed on the 29,000-square metre site of the former Charlottenburg Oil Tank Depot located on the banks of the river Spree and is considered as a “dense, inner-city, multi-use district combining living, housing and working”. Additionally, the quarter shall be a car-free zone.

Lively modern district

A total of 33 renowned international architectural offices were invited to jointly develop and design the site. Renowned designers such as Barber Osgerby, Axel Kufus or Werner Aisslinger and companies including Carpet Concept, Vitra and Gira support the project with their expertise.

The worked out plan proposes 1,100 new apartments featuring different layouts, sizes, standards of equipment, and rental terms. With that, the WerkBundStadt concept does not focus on either gated communities or town houses. On the other hand, it shall not be a new Werkbund housing estate, as for example the famous Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart completed in 1927. Instead, the people behind the project have a modern urban district in mind, “...whose urban spatial structure and architectural form, social mixture and functional possibilities have the potential to lead the way in urban planning in the 21st century”. A vibrant, open district located directly at the water, which does without any car traffic and from which as many people as possible will benefit. The concept also aims to grant neighbours and strollers unrestricted access to the Spree embankment.

There will be no exorbitant rents in this district: In the course of the cooperative site development, an urban development contract was concluded on the construction of 30 percent of the overall housing space for low-income households.
The project is financed according to the principle of a socially responsible investor group, who adopts the innovative project approach. Planners, designers, scientists, artists as well as politicians, neighbours and companies have been involved in the continuous discussion process about the design and its economic, ecological and political standards from the very beginning.

Four top-class exhibitions on the topic of Werkbund and WerkBundStadt accompany the programme of the Werkbund Day: besides plans and models, the presentations also include the design concepts for housing and working in the new district.

The opening of the Werkbund Day will take place on Friday, 23.9.2016. On Saturday, the designs for the WerkBundStadt Berlin will be presented in the context of a symposium. On Sunday, the entire site – the tank depot, the Charlottenburg Heat and Power Station and the Noack Art Foundry – as well as all exhibitions and presentations will be open to the public.

Credits: © WerkBundStadt Berlin, © Moma

Info: Deutscher Werkbundtag 2016 / German Werkbund Day 2016
23.9. – 25.9.2016
Quedlinburger Straße 11
10589 Berlin

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.