Backhausen has always cooperated with the most exceptional artists of their time. The close collaboration with Jugendstil and Wiener Werkstätte designers, such as Josef Hoffmann or Koloman Moser, established the company’s success at the beginning of the 20th century.
Selection of artists
Josef Maria Auchenthaller, Leopold Bauer, Ludwig Baumann, Max Benirschke, Franz Karl Delavilla, Fritz Dietl, Hartwig Fischl, Leopold Forstner, Josef Frank, Rudolf Frass, Klement Frömel, Helene Geiringer, Hubert Gessner, Remigius Geyling, Josef Hackhofer, Philipp Häusler, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Holub, Emil Hoppe, Wilhelm Jonasch, Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel, Gustav Kahlhammer, Marcel Kammerer, Karl Kraus, Franz Freiherr von Krauss, Ernst Lichtblau, Emanuel Josef Mangold, Koloman Moser, Robert Oerley, Friedrich Ohmann, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Dagobert Peche, Hans Prutscher, Otto Prutscher, Alfred Roller, Paul Roller, Oskar Strnad, Otto Wagner, Eduard Josef Wimmer-Wisgrill, Karl Witzmann, Arthur Theobald Wolfe, Fritz Zeymer, Julius Zimpel. Petra Bacher, Gilbert Bretterbauer, Coop Himmelb(l)au. Ursi Fürtler, Hans Hollein, Peter Kogler, Hermann Nitsch, Florian Pumhösl, Eva Riedl, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Lisa Ruyter, Esther Stocker, Heimo Zobernig.
Thanks to the timeless quality of these designs, Backhausen bridges more than a hundred years of capricious history with textiles, that are still in keeping with contemporary styles and loved and treasured around the world.
Today, as in the past, Backhausen develops designs together with contemporary artists, such as Gilbert Bretterbauer, Patrick Rampelotto, Peter Kogler, Florian Pumhösl, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Lisa Ruyter and Esther Stocker. Out of this cooperation, a unique artists' collection was created, the so called "Wiener Musterzimmer" collection.
Recently, Backhausen has created a new collection with the world-famous architectural practice, Coop Himmelb(l)au.
The result of this unique collaboration is the textile range called "Circles", with an application to cover furniture and other decorative use. "Circles" is available in 14 design and colour variations as either - "Line Circles" and "Wave Circles". With a choice of colours ranging from white, silver to black, a glittery effect is achieved with the use of a fine metallic yarn. This innovative design lends a captivating 3D Effect, referencing the curved outer surfaces on buildings designed by Coop Himmel(b)lau.
The collection ‘Circles’ designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au received the prestigious ‘Red Dot Award 2014’ and was nominated winner of the Trevira CS ‘Fabric Creativity Competition’ 2014.