Ulf Moritz is one of the most innovative fabric designers and one of the most important designers of his sector at the same time. Under the aspect of innovation in materials, Neues Museum in Nuremberg now dedicates an exhibition to the artist and presents extraordinary fabric designs from the past three decades out of his wide source of creative work.
The continuous change is the most remarkable part of his textile work, his way of dealing with material in particular: from copper wire to horsehair, from burnout fabrics to laser cut fabrics – his combinations of technical refinement and novel material usage, create textiles of great effect and liveliness. Haptics, but also elegance and opulence as well as perfection and originality form the whole work of Ulf Moritz, which not only includes fabrics and tie-backs, but also rugs, wallpapers, interior design and architectural projects. “I do not want to create new experiences from the haptics point of view only. I keep the atmosphere in mind, I visualize the room.” says Ulf Moritz.
The cooperation with SAHCO began in 1985. To this day, the extravagant fabric creations cause surprise. The cosmopolitan, who is resident in Amsterdam, but at home all over the world, does not set limits to his creativity. The secret of his skills lies in the ability to keep the balance. His fabrics are full of poetry and fascinating breaks. The secret of his skills lies in the ability to keep the balance. His fabrics are full of poetry and fascinating breaks. They go far beyond the pure decorative aspect.
Ulf Moritz has studied at the university Krefelder Textilingenieurschule under Professor Georg Muche, the painter and former manager of the weaving mill at Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany. The unique creations of Ulf Moritz can be found at the collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York and the Textiel Museum in Tilburg. Furthermore, he has received numerous awards and international prizes, e.g. the British “Honorary Royal Designer for Industry“.
The exhibition can be seen until the 1st November, 2017.
Neues Museum, Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design, Klarissenplatz, 90402 Nuremberg, Germany