Client: moser_mahlstedt designbauwerk GmbH, Cologne
April 1, 2022
The Red House Monschau opened its revised and expanded permanent exhibition. The patrician house from the middle of the 18th century originally served as the home and central business premises of the Scheibler cloth-furnishing dynasty and today offers unique insights into late Baroque living and everyday life, pre-industrial cloth manufacturing processes and historical fashion trends as well as information about the wool route, which links the cultural heritage of the cloth-furnishing region in the three-country region around Aachen.
The new part of the exhibition is dedicated to the elaborate production of cloth with interactive monitor and projection installations – realised by 235 Media – and a media slider, vividly conveys the family’s trade relations and sheds light on the city’s history, which is interwoven with it. In a kind of practical application, elaborate weaving samples presented in pattern books can be projected vividly as waistcoats by visitors. An atmospheric experience is conveyed by an audiovisually staged projection that brings back to life the vaulted cellar supported by rusticated columns where wool was once washed.