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Nelumbo and the Media Jacket

Innovations from the Hamburg design scene, presented by Heike Hüning.
Heike Hüning‘s Nelumbo collection is a line of functional clothing inspired by the lotus plant: a plant found in wet muddy areas, but which due to the microstructure of its leaves remains amazingly clean.  This property is the basis for the Nelumbo collection, which uses the themes „Future,“ „Comfort“ and „Protection“.
The Nelumbo collection is made from materials whose choice of colour combinations and textures are strongly inspired by the lotus plant, whilst at the same time possessing its self-cleaning properties.  For this to be possible innovations in the textile and chemical industry were required, and through the support of BASF AG their production was realised.

Heike Hüning has also developed together with W.L. Gore & Associates GmbH and Fuchs & Schmitt GmbH & Co.KG the special 2-in-1 multi-functional „Media Jacket“ for working in the film and television industries.  The all weather jacket is practical, in the pockets, mobile phones, sunglasses and technical equipment such as Walkie-Talkies all find a place.  The removable jacket lining is made from Windstopper® material, especially designed not to make noise or cause reflections during filming.  The Media Jacket has already proven to be extremely useful in the industries, and of course, is also suitable for all manner of outdoor activities.