EFFI HOME COUTURE was founded by Eva Zimmerbeutel in 2015.
"In general, my development as a textile designer is based on German art education, refined by textile studies at the Dutch Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design and work experience in companies located in Århus (Denmark) and Berlin. Now, I settled back in my home town, Remscheid, to work near the forest and in a creative community called ‘ins blaue’"
"The fascination for nature and landscape started very early. As a child I put leaves under the microscope and studied birds in the garden. I spent a lot of time outside and could keep myself busy in every part of nature. Today, I love running in the forest and take long walks at the sea. While sailing I enjoy the connection with natural elements. This does not only make me feel free and joyful but also gives me energy and stress relief. I figured that nature provides a basis for my physical and mental well-being. Besides, the flora and fauna always inspired me and the world’s natural environment is so rich of species, processes and functions that I never get bored of it. So I asked myself where this fascination is coming from: Why does nature have such an incredible effect on my creativity and well-being and is there proof for a positive impact on humans?
Actually there is and it’s called biophilia."
"With philosophical and scientific research on biophilia as well as own analysis, I developed a concept for biophilic textile design. This research provides a personal foundation for my design philosophy and product development, but also influences work processes and presentations."
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