The art project “Weisse Salons” was created on the occasion of the State Garden Show in Gmünd 2014.
Anette Sinz-Beerstecher and Dr. Lars Meeß-Olsohn were commissioned to bring the garden topic to market place of
Gmünd. The task was to raise the amenity value and invite passersby to rest for a second and get in contact with the historical place. The solution of these two artists had been several plants in squared position all over the market place, orange baroque chairs, huge round steel frames and a coated textile mesh from Mehler Texnologies.The project took place in front of the Johaniss-cathedral, which was
built in the 13th century.
Dr. Lars Meeß- Olsohn: “The installation was a huge challenge, regarding that this historical place was build up on a former cemetery.
Our intension had been to create a space where the historical context of the area between cathedral and Museum is changed. With exceptional
less material applied, we formed a strong antagonistic design towards the former area while surprisingly creating new zones of intimacy
and inspiration. Our vision was to get passersby inspired to think about the history of this place.”
The construction of the “Weißen Salons” is built up on a chaliceshaped frame construction of curved round pipes. The dimension of
one single “Salon” is up to 6 meters high and 6,5m wide. The frame is surrounded by a guardrail to install the coated textile cover.
After a detailed computer based cutting calculation, the Valmex® TF 400 material assembled with a surrounding beading. Umpteen eyelets
where installed on the bottom, to allow a solid cording. The result is a perfect and crease-free appearance.