The groundbreaking Invention and Accomplishment in the Digital Age
Up to the beginning of the 19th century materials, textiles and tapestries were manufactured on classic weaving looms.
The French silk weaver, Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752–1834), developed a weaving machine that was controlled using punch cards. This made it possible to raise individual warp threads and produce large-scale designs.
Jacquard’s invention triggered an industrial revolution, not just in textile manufacturing.
Joseph-Marie Jacquard’s era was an eventful one. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), James Watt (1763–1819) and Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840) were contemporaries of Jacquard, to name but a few, and place his invention in a historical context.
Politically the period was characterised by the French Revolution (1789–1799). Europe was in transition.
The factory in which the NOMY collections are produced is shaped by tradition and handcraft on the one hand and equipped with the latest, computer-assisted jacquard looms on the other. This is how the finest examples of virtuoso brilliance are produced.
Alongside natural yarns, such as wool, silk and cotton, artificial fibres are increasingly becoming an integral element when choosing materials. The development of intelligent textiles is also still only in its infancy and has an exciting future ahead. Almost all technical and visual requirements can be met by textile products.
The NOMY tapestries offer acoustic benefits due to their basic textile characteristics. Additional sound-absorbing benefits can be specifically incorporated.