The Backhausen fabric house looks back on a long standing tradition of over 165 years, dedicated to ‘the art of weaving’. For seven generations the company was owned by the Backhausen family. Since the beginning they were engaged in the production of high quality textiles and contributed to the Austrian cultural heritage. Many historical buildings in Vienna, other parts of Austria as well as internationally were furnished with the Backhausen fabrics: from the Suntory Concert Hall in Tokyo to the Philharmonic Hall in New York and the famous Opera House of Vienna.
The substantial Archive of over 3,500 designs and artefacts that is still owned by the company, incorporates the designs of numerous artists through the past decades. It is an authentic document of taste of the past 165 years.
Work is done with modern design programs, on which both existing materials are changed as well as customised designs are implemented. There is a great variety of fabric qualities to choose from: from satins to damasks, brocades to gobelins in the highest quality, exceptional color, design and quality requirements are already being implemented.
The latest Backhausen launch includes the Dagobert Peche collection with the wonderfully understated Eduard twist on a flat woven stripe/herringbone in rich hues, Vincent with a small, intricate geometric diamond shape, to the glorious Viola Deko floral pattern in truly exceptional colour combinations.