GECKO: THINK FORWARD 2008/09

What are the versatile, exciting, and innovative uses of the adhesive GECKO textile, developed by Création Baumann in many years of research? From shopping window design to signage in public buildings and ornamental table cloths: the 21 submitted works provided answers that were equally surprising as they were impressive. Eligible to participate in the first contest were architecture, interior design, site & civil engineering, and town planning graduates.

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1. Prize — Functionality

Mette Ramsgard Thomsen and Aurelie Mossé created "Ice-fern"—a highly pleasing and poetic window sculpture. Based on the natural phenomenon of fern frost, the Copenhagen architects used the adhesive textile to create a crystal-shaped 3D pattern crossing the window and finding its way along the wall. What won over the jury was the sophisticated cutting and layering technique transforming the soft textile into something new.

1. Prize – Aesthetics

The architects Mette Ramsgard Thomsen and Aurelie Mossé, for the CITA – the centre for IT and Architecture from  Copenhagen created with “ice-fern” a highly aesthetic and poetic window sculpture. Inspired by the natural phenomena of frost patterns the self adhering textile was used to create a crystal shaped, three dimensional pattern spanning the window to conquer the wall. The jury was convinced by the ingenious cut and layering technique that transforms the soft textile into a three dimensional sculpture that communes with the interior and its architecture.

1. Prize — Innovation

Trix Barmettler, a graphic designer from Zurich, created "GECKO goes kids"—a playful tool box of creativity. This modular system, composed of different motifs, scales, and colours, enables the Zurich crèche "Frechdachs" to design its window fronts flexibly and suitable for the "rascals" it is looking after. The jury saw this as a highly narrative project demonstrating in an exemplary way the many possibilities GECKO provides.

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