The new curtain fabric of the David Geffen Hall in New York was designed by the textile specialist Création Baumann from Bern. Image credit: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects/Elena Grey Photography

Création Baumann contributes to revamped home of the New York Philharmonic

24 October 2023 12:02

Swiss TextilesGreater Geneva Bern

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Langenthal - The David Geffen Hall, known as the home of the New York Philharmonic, underwent extensive renovations in 2022. For this, a specially designed, handmade curtain fabric by Création Baumann was used. This provides insulation and glare protection, in addition to helping to improve the building’s energy efficiency.

The David Geffen Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, was built in 1962 by the architect Max Abramovitz. In 2022, it underwent a general refurbishment led by the architectural firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, as Création Baumann recently explained in a press release. The Bern-based company, which specializes in textile-focused interior design, contributed to the venue’s new furnishings with specially designed, handmade curtains. The transparent fabric, decorated with sequins on both sides, frames the entire building in long strips.

With a unique S-fold measuring 31.8 centimetres, the transparent base fabric “fits in seamlessly with the iconic building’s new design concept”, Création Baumann writes in the press release. The curtains not only offer “outstanding insulation and glare protection”, but also help to optimize the building’s heating and cooling costs. ce/hs

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