The textile company Schoeller ( has been nominated for this year’s Design Award Schwitzerland. Of the 300 projects submitted in five categories for this biennial award for outstanding Swiss design, all in all 38 companies succeeded in being nominated.

Schoeller Textil AG is nominated for its organic tech - the technologized natural fabrics which adapt to different requirements. So, for example, milky transparent membranes blend with grained fibres, soft lambs wool with coated fleece or wool felt with elasthane. Materials which have been in use for thousands of years, such as wool, cotton or linen, materials of simple beauty and with valuable natural properties, have been further enhanced with innovative finishing technologies. As a result, they gain not only specific additional functions but also a new aesthetic appeal. Other nominees for the award are Hannes Wettstein (, Coma Amsterdam/ New York (, Vitra ( and Martin Woodtli (