11 Sep 2020 • Spaces
3 spaces that use textile wall coverings as centrepieces
From full cladding to eye-catching installations, these hospitality and retail environments benefit from a more tactile approach to surfacing.
Ippolito Fleitz Group
Italian restaurant La Visione is central within German carpet supplier Object Carpet’s networking space Object Campus – City of Visions at its headquarters in Denkendorf. Its interior and branding designed by Ippolito Fleitz Group, La Visione is a graphic, colourful space that also serves as a co-working and meeting area. The designers explain that their aim was to ‘render Object Carpet’s furnishing expertise tangible – in a subtle yet palpable way’. Vibrant textile wall collages crafted from damask and hessian and complemented by carpet and cord were the solution.
Brazilian design studio Pistache Ganache was driven by an exploration of tactile materials while creating the concept for Ryzi, a new store in São Paulo’s Cidade Jardim mall. A fluffy sky blue-gradient carpet covers the whole interior; Pistache Ganache envisioned a continuous plane from the floors to walls to ceiling – including the furnishings – to provide a ‘clean background’ for product display.
i29 and Belén
Responsible for the interior redesign of Amsterdam’s historic Felix Meritis building, i29 turned to local studio Belén to investigate and develop textile wall coverings for the entrance and restaurant. The two installations, named Physical Time and Scanning the Sky, nod to the events that have taken place within the building. Based on stills by photographers Erik and Petra Hesmerg, Scanning the Sky clads the restaurant in a blue-and-pink scape. In the entrance, Physical Time’s tufted green spread references an archival etching from the Rijksmuseum by Reinier Vinkeles and nods to a drawing room at Felix Meritis that was lost in a fire.