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Christian Fischbacher

Beauty with added value

For the contract-furnishings area in particular, one of the basic technical requirements is fire safety, which in turn calls for flame-retardant furnishing fabrics. In this area, Christian Fischbacher is expanding its collection to include the ground-breaking innovation ECO FR, a fabric made from the natural materials linen, viscose and cotton that is both flame retardant and biodegradable - a characteristic increasingly in demand. The product is the result of many years of research. Molecular modification of the cellulose ensures that the fabrics are flame-retardant without the addition of chemical additives. ECO FR carbonizes and binds oxygen, and thereby suffocates flames - with no harmful emissions.

Regardless of the technical requirements, Christian Fischbacher’s fabrics are created for interiors with personality. Take, for example, the recently-opened Aesop signature store in Munich. There the Munich-based corporate design and architect’s office einszu33 have experimented with contrasts in materiality and structure, as well as with subtle haptic effects. For the wall cladding, the plain velour VISCONTE II was used. The soft velvet surface reflects the light, thus producing a variation between cool-reflecting and warm surfaces that intensify the colour of the rear wall.

Or the HATO restaurant in Zurich: Here the interior designers of Atelier Estimo have opted for select materials and unusual textures, merging them together into a virtuoso work of art. Two Christian Fischbacher textiles were used - ALADIN, a transparent scherli made of 100 % Trevira CS, which can be used on both sides; and VIP, a silky knitted plush with a velvet-like surface.

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