Textile and Architecture at HEIMTEXTIL
Created: 15. 1. 2018 from Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze


Studio of Textile Design at Heimtextil


January 9th, 2018 - January 12th, 2018

Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Heimtexil, one of the biggest textile fairs in the world outlines the future of design, and our Textiles studio will not be missing in action!

One of the trends that the fair has focused on this year is the future of city dwelling. The Studio of Textile Design at UMPRUM will present its project Textiles and Architecture. "We realize that textile architecture is becoming an important player in the field of building materials. Fibers, in general, are elements that can be found in the construction of many natural structures, and exploring these principles can bring significant improvement to the structure, both in terms of price, weight, disposal, and the construction itself," explains Jitka Škopová, the head of the UMPRUM Studio of Textile Design.

What the students of UMPRUM will concretely present at Heimtextil:


Flexible Space - Students Tom Šindelář and Darek Zahálka are presenting mobile variable structures that inventively optimize the available living space through the help of convertible and adaptable design. This is a solution for the inhabitants of large cities who are increasingly living as modern nomads in ever-shrinking apartments.

Aneta Dvořáková introduces the project Architecture for Salad. She realizes that the popularity of craft and things is increasing, and the fact that a person can more or less create alone has sparked a revolution in the world of manufacturers. This trend has the potential to change production standards from the ground up, and the added value of a healthy lifestyle, local gardening, and shared spaces. We can build our own greenhouses anywhere on a balcony, yard, etc.

Inflatable information system by Natalia Navratilova is created in cooperation with the Czech manufacturer - Fatra Napajedla. A simple rack is embellished with inflatable segments that give the exterior a maximum effect through its lightness, transparency, and fluttering motion. This innovative approach towards the manufacturing process was made standard by Fatra Napajedla.

OCTA a set of seating objects by Ihor Sabadosh walk on a fine line between object and furniture. It is designed in regards to the maximum technical possibilities of the material, processing, preservation and repeated recycling. The series uses Packwall boards made from crushed beverage carton containing paper, aluminum, and plastic. The vocabulary of furniture is not dominated by structural materials. The furniture distinguishes itself because of how it can be masked with various surface treatments such as veneering.