Wien | Issue 18 | WINTER 2016
Backhausen, based in Waldviertel in Lower Austria, has a rich history of textile weaving spanning 165 years and is now embarking on a new chapter in the history of this famous textile manufacturer.
The textile mill succeeded in transforming this highly specialised 19th century craftsmanship into modern, textile creations, thereby putting Backhausen firmly back on the map of textile trendsetters. Backhausen has always worked closely with contemporary artists. Designers from the Judendstil (art nouveau) and Wiener Werkstätte epochs such as Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser contributed greatly to the success of the company at the beginning of the 20th century. 4,000 original designs from this period and double as many patterns feature in traditional and contemporary collections to this day.
The textile manufacturer proves its interior “zeitgeist“ today more than ever with new collections that are fast becoming “must-haves” for individualists and high quality interior furnishers.
“Urban“ is the second collection to be awarded with the coveted Woolmark. The restrained elegance of the upholstery and decorative fabrics is distinguished by its natural tones. It comprises of eleven patterns in total. Herringbone, hounds-tooth, Glencheck and plain fabrics form the harmonious basis.
Art Nouveau Highlights
The “Hoffmann II“ collection is a reinterpretation of the artists’ designs in colour and form.
Cosmopolitan and Colourful
The new “Mauresk“ represents the desire for sumptuous beauty, vivaciousness and extravagant aesthetics, making dreams of Arabian Nights come true in an urban setting.