Bauer Technics

Technical Textiles

Weaving and Finishing
since 1882

Designing

Weaving is one of the oldest techniques of textile surface production. No other technique combines handicraft with art to achieve a luxurious and demanding design product like damask weaving. And this is what matters in a design, it should be able
to tell us (good-night) stories.
 

Textiles are like stories where handicraft and art, like two threads that cross each other, are combined into a pattern. Everything starts in a small room, directly underneath the roof of the historic factory owner`s mansion of Curt Bauer. This room is reached by a winding staircase which is lovingly called the „Rapunzel-Tower“ by the designers.

It is something special, even a privilege, to work in a family company, where all work processes are combined in one location. And to be part of the whole design, from the planning stage, through implementation, up to the start of the weaving process.

Empirically validated, the design team develops an overall plan for every collection. Originating from this theme, patterns are approached that will later be put together as designs. Repeats arise, are resized, played with colour - and sometimes things will be rejected. Step by step through outlining, composing of colour harmonies and selection of finest threads, finally sewing, a textile masterpiece is created.

Designing is a process!