HOODS | Moritz Schmid

Two walls of different heights.

HOODS is an architectural element, which, in terms of expression, lies somewhere between a curtain and an upholstered form. When creating upholstery, the textile usually follows the form of the item. Fascinated by the characteristics of Canvas and the simple folds the textile creates from its own weight while hanging, I decided to start the other way around.

Out of the basic textile, a freestanding room divider emerges. Its contour lines are defined by a simple structure, the textile and gravity. Tailor-made oval covers composed of different colour fields of Canvas textile are draped in an informal way over board-roll structures. These walls are easy to move and position in the room. While they divide the space, the colour fields can also be seen as a background. The HOODS become a part of the space.

Moritz Schmid (Switzerland, 1976) studied product design at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel. He worked as a designer and project leader in the studio of Alfredo Häberli for four years. In 2008 he founded his own studio in Zürich. Since then he has worked in various fields of design – from furniture to tableware and exhibition design – with international companies such as Atelier Pfister, Glas Trösch, Kvadrat, Museum of Design, Zürich; and Röthlisberger Kollektion. Schmid’s designs have received numerous awards and his work is featured in the collection of the Museum of Design, Zürich.