IFAI launches online community CONNECT

June 18th, 2021

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has launched CONNECT by IFAI, an online community that will facilitate valuable networking among industry peers and support industry-wide conversations. “One of many things the last year has taught us is the importance of connection and networking. With this in mind, we’re excited to launch our newest IFAI member benefit, CONNECT […]

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Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl to chair Sattler AG managing board

June 4th, 2021

Sattler AG has named Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl as its chair of the managing board. He takes over from Herbert Pfeilstecher, who was a member of the managing board since 2001 and the chair since 2007. From left, Lisbeth Wilding, Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl and Herbert Pfeilstecher. Photo: © Sattler AG. During his tenure, Pfeilstecher steered the company, based […]

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Finding the great pumpkin

June 1st, 2021

Carlsbad Strawberry Co., located along the Pacific Coast south of Los Angeles, Calif., has been growing strawberries for four generations. Since the 1950s, the “pick-your-own” produce company has prospered as it actively engaged with local schools, churches and nonprofits. One tradition enjoyed by the locals for decades stems from a secondary crop that brings people […]

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Putting the art in fabric architecture

June 1st, 2021

“The Canyon” installation at the Salt Lake City International Airport was inspired by Utah’s slot canyons formed from water rushing through rock over millions of years. Photo: © Recury, Dreamstime. A successful work of public art today should not be treated as an object sitting in the environment; rather it should be interpreted as the […]

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Mobile exhibition glows with Sattler membrane fabric

June 1st, 2021

The public square in front of Hofburg Palace in Vienna is the first of five stops for the “Showing Styria” mobile pavilion in 2021; however, COVID-19 guidelines prevented in-person visits when the exhibition opened in early April. Photos: Christian Jobst. From its forests to its flag, the state of Styria fulfills its reputation as the […]

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In memoriam: Helmut Jahn

June 1st, 2021

The fabric-wrapped ThyssenKrupp test tower in Rottweil, Germany, is used to test and certify high-speed elevators, reducing development time of skyscrapers. The exterior wrap of the tower contributes to the overall structural performance and improves the durability of the concrete portion of the tower. Photo: Taiyo Europe GmbH. Celebrated architect Helmut Jahn died on Saturday, […]

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Portico shade structure opens up new possibilities

June 1st, 2021

When a client requested a cover for the entry of a workshop/studio, Schafbock Design Workshop of Gujarat, India, took on several challenges, according to Schafbock’s Shehzad Irani. These included the timeline, which was just 45 days from concept design to installation, and the site, a fully functioning hand-printed garment design workshop in a residential area. […]

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Creating ‘The Canyon’

June 1st, 2021

Installation of "The Canyon" fabric sculpture at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Photo: Rainier Display. EDITOR’S NOTE: For the new terminal complex at the Salt Lake City International Airport, a specially commissioned public art installation involved architectural fabric. The visually stunning fabric sculpture “The Canyon” by public artist Gordon Huether was accomplished by a […]

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