News / Press
The new info catalogue is ready!
The updated edition can be downloaded as a PDF.
And now also videos!
Slow-motion loops for LED displays, projections and video walls
Transitions are deliberately slow by choice. Changes should only be perceived at second glance so that they do not dominate the room.
Video art in 4K quality – for waiting rooms, treatment rooms, sales rooms, shop windows or hotel lobbies – can be used as sophisticated screensavers or for representative multi-part video walls. Special formats or longer loops can be produced on request.
Our production partner “Molitor GmbH Berlin” will be happy to advise you on the technical implementation and will also take care of the on-site installation of hardware and software.
Whew – finally done! We kept the tried and tested, adapted many things to the current technical conditions, expanded, streamlined, updated and optimised some things. As always, it took a little longer than planned – but now it should work all the better.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the site’s programmer, Mark Engelhardt, for his professionally structured work and his good nerves!
In preparation: videos!
Soon ornament control will also offer moving images! High-resolution videos in up to 4K quality for large-scale projections and LED screens in various proportions. Slow-motion shows with different themes and in different lighting moods for sophisticated and atmospheric designs, especially in living rooms, reception areas and waiting rooms. The development of the new design was supported by a grant from the Stiftung Kulturwerk.
If you are already interested, just send me a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will inform you directly when the first new video formats are ready.
New glass samples arrived!
Left: Motif 04.014.1 with special effect: The omitted lines in the slightly translucent white print are slightly longer than the blue lines. This makes these areas “clear” and allows the background to shine through. Depending on the pattern size, background and lighting conditions, this creates different iridescent and vivid reflections. The pattern provides a lot of privacy. However, the movement of the viewer or movements behind it make it come alive without revealing anything concrete. This digital glass print pattern is especially suitable for free-standing elements such as room dividers, glass doors, glass fences or glass partitions.
Right: Motif 31.200.1 with different opacity.
On request we will gladly send you a small material sample (10 x 15 cm).
Just send us an email with your postal address to: Kathrin Kreitmeyer, email@example.com
I am pleased about another editorial publication in this high-quality trade magazine InteriorFashion in the section “healthcare” page 30:
I am pleased about another editorial publication in this high-quality trade magazine “InteriorFashion” in the section “healthcare” page 30: ”ORNAMENTS IN THE OBJECT – The company Ornament Control supplies patterns, graphics, photo graphics and photos for various surfaces used in architecture and interior design. All motifs are photographs or designs by the Berlin graphic designer Kathrin Kreitmeyer – however, they can be further individualised on request, e.g. by changing the colourfulness, contrast or proportions. In the next step, the designs can be applied to various materials such as wallpaper, glass, metal or composite materials. One of Ornament Control’s partners in processing is HT Group, which stands in particular for flexible and innovative solutions in the field of health, care and research. Another partner is CS Deutschland, which has developed the “CS Acrovyn impact protection panels”, a wall impact protection system that can be printed with individual designs and combined with a wide variety of panels, profiles, edge protectors, mouldings and handrail systems. Ornament Control coordinates all data requirements directly with the manufacturers and provides design and production checks before approval.” Caption to the photo in the article: In the AWO nursing home in Wassertrüdingen, digital prints on glass – a collaboration between Ornament Control and fabricator HT Group – provide accents in the shower area. Photo: HT Group
The new ones from ornament control in magazin “InteriorFashion”
I am pleased about a small presentation of my new designs in the current issue 2-2021 of this trade magazine for architecture, interior, contract, trade & design.
New technology – new designs!
We introduce a new production partner: Company wallPen.
Finally – digital printing directly onto the wall! Photos, graphics, lettres can be printed on site by the company wallPen directly onto various vertical surfaces up to 4 metres high. The isolated shapes from our latest series “Shapes in motion” with their borderless gradients can be staged particularly well with this technique. The shapes were not designed in a programme but photographed. Thus, they do not consist of hard technical gradients, which tend to step and break off. The transitions of the XXL tiffs are softer and more elegant and can therefore be extremely enlarged.
All motifs with some examples of use can be found here in the > Overview of the new series “Shapes in motion”.
News on large format!
Generative design for the light installation at Stadthaus Bonn
for the opening of the Beethoven Year 2020
For this interactive installation, I was commissioned by the artist team Felix Müller and Nils-R. Schultze to visually design the 70-meter high façade. The team is the winner of the light art competition BTHVN 2020.
Photos on top: Karsten Bartel (l) Nils-R. Schultze (r)
Here is a impression of my interactive facade design > Video
Trade magazine for architecture, interior design, technical installations about “ornament control” Kathrin Kreitmeyer on 3 double pages!
“In her new ornamental series, graphic designer Kathrin Kreitmeyer works with the stylistic device of the hole pattern. The result is five different design groups – from geometric to floral – three designs of wich are presented in this issue. Whether lasered in stainless steel, punched in aluminium or milled in wood, they can add highlights to an elevator cabin, attract attention as backlit eye-catchers in a bar or serve as a large-scale façade pattern. All designs are repeatable on all sides and can be easily scaled according to the intended use. Kreitmeyer’s agency ornament.control specialises in patterns and graphics for all areas of architecture, interior design and product design. Upon request, ornament.control also takes care of the technical implementation of the designs with quality craftsmanship.”
ELEMENTE MaterialForum 2017: Interiors – Shapes, Colors, Structures
We are on!
The ELEMENTE MaterialForum is an independent presentation platform for innovative materials and sustainable technologies. Located in Berlin, a popular architecture and design location.
Address: Am Tempelhofer Berg 6, 3. Stairs EG, 10965 Berlin, Germany
Exhibition 21. – 28.9.2017 , Lectures on 21.9.2017 from 18.30 to 21.00 o’clock
Punching / milling / laser cutting / water jet cutting
New design for perforated sheets
Whether sun or privacy protection, balcony sheets, facade cladding, room dividers or wall cladding – individual perforated sheets have become affordable thanks to new techniques. Therefore, we have written special generative code with which photographic motifs and patterns can be directly converted into machine-readable dxw/dxf files. This makes it possible to adapt hole sizes and distances to individual projects in a timely manner. For a more concrete cost estimate in advance (machine running times), this is advantageous for customers and manufacturers alike. Our manufacturing partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be happy to advise you on the implementation and choice of material.
You can find an overview of all current motifs and the techniques here in an
> info pdf for download (2016)
We will attend!
At Kraftwerk Berlin, Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin-Mitte
With the motto of Odyssey 2016, the DMY International Design Festival Berlin will take place from June 2 – June 5 at Kraftwerk Berlin.
For the first time, the long-standing DMY-Festival is opening its presentation platforms Showroom, Store, Education, LAB, Berlin Design Expo, New Talents und Design Spots to ideas, projects and products from virtually all design disciplines. The products and works on show range from product and industrial design to fashion and graphic design as well as communication design and digital creation. In numerous Performances, Open Talks, Workshops and Lectures, the latest developments within the field of design are discussed, presented and highlighted.
The festival kicks off on June 2, with the press preview taking place from 10 am – 12 am.
At noon (12 am), the doors will then open to the general public.
At 6:00 pm on the same day, the Grand Opening is set to kick off with the official opening of the festival, the DMY Award Show as well as the all-night party.
Summer 2015: Color!
Lots of sun, a good lens, translucent leaves as a “nature filter” and a cold shower now and then. Color, light, texture: Flora Color!
Nature not quite pure, but straight from the camera without the use of Photoshop filters or other additives. From a distance large-scale, up close surprisingly diverse with emblematic and picturesque details.
The 10 new photo motifs are particularly suitable for high-quality large-format printing, wallpaper printing, foil printing or glass printing. Supplementary variants are available for individual motifs in the archive. If you are planning to use them over several surfaces, we will be happy to advise you on the existing possibilities for expansion.
Wallpaper – Paperwall?
Familiar structures in new dimensions!
Paper, rock, ice? Crumpled, folded or chiseled?
We present: 5 changeable photographs of the new series: Wallpaper – Paperwall.
Lightenings, colorings or colored underlays support the associations to different materials. Also, the motifs of this new series can be enlarged particularly well due to the graphic, grainy structure, without losing quality. We would be happy to send you corresponding sample cutouts or layout files.
„Generative design… Kreitmeyer’s motifs are often based on the technique of „generative design“. The term describes a novel, computer-based design method that is based on the programming of source codes for image generation… The thus produced structured patterns go far beyond conventional and mostly strict pattern repeats. Variable random values allow the design of vivid patterns…“
ornament.control on architonic
The independent resource for architecture and design! ”
We live in a world where furnishings, fittings and materials proliferate. It’s become a full-time job, keeping track of what’s out there. That’s where Architonic comes in. With our international network of architecture and design professionals, all keeping an expert eye on what’s new and, more importantly, what’s good, we’ve hand-picked the finest designs the market has to offer.” (architonic.com)
We have joined this interessting portal: > ornament.control on architonic
PAGE Issue 01-2014
“Whether at home or in the office: the image database ornament.control is full of temptations for designing rooms. It was set up by Kathrin Kreitmeyer, who as co-founder and long-time designer at the Berlin label extratapete has already gained extensive experience in large-scale wall design. At the centre of her new company ornament.control is a database of patterns, graphics and images for wallpapers, but also textiles, floor coverings, window coverings, backlighting or façades. In addition to photo-based motifs, there are motifs programmed by processing as well as vector graphics with which three-dimensional surfaces can also be lasered or milled. The implementation is carried out by specialist companies with whom Kathrin Kreitmeyer works as partners. By changing the cut-out, colour, contrast, proportions etc., the motifs can be adapted to individual ideas.”
Page-Online 16.12.2013, Author: Claudia Gerdes, > www.page-online.de
Aliens at work
The creative process is mysterious and unfathomable. Or is it?
What you see here is not our daily work at the blast furnace or the usual biscuit baking but a snapshot of special creative “development work”.
Where an idea wants to “get out”, there are ways and means: if need be, blueprint paper, an electric facial tanner from the seventies and a UV thermal protection blanket, paired with a hi-end scanner and PhotoShop. The memory of a fleeting sensory impression (sunlight drawing shadowy images on walls, half-closed curtains, eyelids) somewhere between camera obscura, retina and optic nerve was the starting point of these experiments. The result is the multi-layered series “Floral Photographs”.
Raster meets random
„Generative design” has established itself as a term for a design methodology based on programming code to create images. What can no longer be mastered “by hand” in terms of complexity, quantity, variation, rhythm, can be done “in the twinkling of an eye” by loops, branches, variables and random values according to a fixed set of rules. However, not without ideas and rarely without long stirring. We “cook” with this software and change the ingredients or the recipes until what we find resembles what we wanted, the planned coincidence occurs, and we like the whole thing well enough to serve as the basis for new pattern-structure-images.
All these “generative” motifs are based on source code (and processing) that can be individualised or adapted as needed. We would be happy to advise you.
ornament.control goes online today with 92 brand new motifs, 73 application examples and 24 manufacturer recommendations. The beginning has been made! And more patterns, graphics, photos, examples and recommendations will follow. But now. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our advisors, supporters, helpers and collaborators, Matthias Schormann, Jens Kreitmeyer, Claudia Bastert, Ralf Schukay, Mark Engelhardt, Frank Dietsche and Esther Neumann. My very special thanks go to Lukas Birn for the nice and extremely inspiring Processing evenings!
We are looking forward to a good cooperation with our production partners and to curious customers!