In a world in which an ever increasing amount of light sources is meeting more and more open spaces, Création Baumann provides the best textiles for dim-out solutions. Dim-out or blackout: our wide range of collections such as DIMMER, PHANTOM PLUS, MYSTERY, OSCURATINTO PLUS and SONIC offer you a unique level of versatility and choice. Every fabric washes well, is flame-retardant and has convincing soundproofing characteristics.

Facts about dimming

  • Using absorption (vs. reflection) to reduce or prevent light from entering
  • From reduced exposure to light (dim-out) to complete blackout
  • Colours are categorised by their blackout characteristics into light, regular and dark

Selected References


OBJECT: The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland
CONCEPT: Jaggi & Partner AG, Gstaad / Hirsch Bedner Associates, London / Müller-Hirschi AG, Zweisimmen, Switzerland
PRODUCT: Dimmer, Cavallo Plus, Numa, Vivace
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OBJECT: St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland
CONCEPT: Seiler Innenarchitekten GmbH, Basel / Texcon Fabrics AG, Altendorf, Switzerland
PRODUCT: Oscuratinto Plus
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OBJECT: Multi-storey office building Finanz Informatik, Frankfurt on the Main, Germany
CONCEPT: Architecture and general planning: MOW Architects, Frankfurt
PRODUCT: Dimmer, Shadow, Umbria
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Three questions for

Andrea Heller, architect of our reference Wälderhaus in Hamburg/Germany

It is light and dark that makes the forest attractive. What is the significance / importance of this when it comes to the architecture of the Wälderhaus?
The architecture of the building refracts the daylight on to different areas. Just as in a rough block of wood, they provide a fascinating interplay between light and dark. The specially designed LED lights in the communal and dining areas pick up the forest theme. The 150 or so glass elements suspended from the ceiling are reminiscent of drops of resin.

Where and how do textiles contribute to the interplay between light and dark?
They offer protection from the sun while at the same time transmitting light in the offices, allow dimming in event and seminar rooms and also achieve improved acoustics. In addition, they enable the user to control the lighting individually. The curtains, composed of several colours,form not least a subtle response to the exposed concrete in the event rooms.

What were the factors that made you turn to Création Baumann?
Our technical requirements were met by Création Baumann and verified by test certificates. Thanks to their impressively diverse and carefully developed range of colours we were able to bring the fabric used completely in line with our design concept.

Gazette on the theme of Dimming