Création Baumann Weberei und Färberei AG: Philippe Baumann, René Hofmann & Peter Stöcklin
'GECKO', adhesive textile
The adhesive textile material 'GECKO' has been developed over a number of years by Création Baumann. It can be applied directly to glass surfaces, where thanks to a special process of chemical bonding it proves highly adhesive. By contrast with film applications, 'GECKO' can be detached from the surface any number of times, without leaving any residue and without loss of adhesive strength, and reapplied elsewhere. The textiles are obtainable in numerous colours and structures, and can be used without hanging fittings or any other kind of extra technical aids. They are suitable for use either as screens to block out a line of vision, or as part of an interior decor scheme – above all in situations where architectural conditions or other circumstances make curtains or roller blinds out of the question.
Comment by the nominators:
This innovative product makes a convincing impression in both functional and aesthetic terms. It demonstrates the inventive spirit and long-term vision of the company.
Comments by the jury:
'GECKO' – a significant expansion of the possibilities for dealing with glass facades and glass partition walls. The self-adhesive textile makes it possible to separate the public and the private sphere in a great variety of ways. It is so simple to use that it is suitable for temporary arrangements, and at the same time so perfect that it can also remain in place for longer. A feature particularly worthy of note – the silicon-based coating can be applied to a wide variety of different textiles. Both in terms of the practical application and from an aesthetic point of view, it holds a potential that has not yet been exhausted.