PID-81 Textiles in Interior Architecture

The Faculty of Interior Architecture / Interior Architecture
3rd Year, sem 2, 2021-2022 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
Interior Design and Design
Course Leader:
prof.dr.arh. Beatrice-Gabriela Jöger
Learning outcomes:

The course is proposing a historical approach of the textile materials from the point of view of the material itself - as a construction material - and from that of its usage and forms of usage in time. Considered a minor material in the economy of a project, the textiles have a big importance form an interior architect/designer's point of view, a trade that made its way through the high education and the professions in Romania. As architecs we do study the construction materials, about wood, iron, concrete, glass etc., most of them used to really build an edifice but also used in interior architecture/design, but we do not studied (until now) the textile materials.
As for these reasons, the course is starting with the raw materials and the techniques of obtaining the textiles, continuing with the history of the textile's categories that I consider important from the interior architect's point of view.
The study of textiles will be paralled permanently with the other arts, with the innovations, influences and regional interferences, with the contemporary trends.
The cours aims to form a specialized culture that can contribute to the development of the selective capacity of values and the elaboration of projects with good-taste. In the same time, the designer will be able to better utilize the big variety of textiles, and will be perfectly capable to motivate his creative choices through important examples, contemporary or from the past.


1 Architecture and textiles - the problem and the aims.
2 Raw materials and traditional techniques for textiles.
Raw materials and modern techniques for textiles.
3 Main textile elements with architectural-ambiental value: the carpet - history and typologies.
4 Main textile elements with architectural-ambiental value: the tapestry - history and typologies.
5 Main textile elements with architectural-ambiental value: other textile materials - history and typologies.
6 Textiles in Romania: popular architecture and art.
7 Textiles in Romania: cultivated architecture and art.
8 The textiles' role in realizing the phisiological and psichological comfort in interior architecture.
9 Case study: textile materials in the architectural space - creations by MacIntosh, Hoffmann, Van de Velde, Le Corbusier, Terragni, Aalto, Wright.
10 Textiles in arredamento at the beginning of the XXIst century: fashion and trends.
11 Textiles in arredamento at the beginning of the XXIst century: technical innovations.
12 Textiles in arredamento at the beginning of the XXIst century: usage innovations.
13 Contemporary textile design and usage.
If the health regulations will allow, visits to some sites will be scheduled in due time.

Teaching Method:

Theoretic lectures with computer processed images. Materials samples study.


50% Class attendance and activity + 50% examination

Methodology for conducting the exam for the course " Textiles in Interior Architecture" (MTAI)
for the September 2021 session

1. At the beginning of the exam session, on Google drive, at, will be posted the situation with the attendance and the roadmap for the course participants.
This address will be used to communicate the documents related to this year's MTAI exam.

2. The examination shall take place on 7 September 2021 at 10.00 as set out in the FAI Session Schedule, on the Zoom platform and through Google forms, in real time.

3. On the date and time set for the exam for each series, students will log in to the dedicated zoom session.

4. To connect to the Zoom exam session, the code displayed by the students on the screen will have the format: Name First name (, year).
After entering the Zoom session, the students will be formally identified by presenting to the camera the student card at the UAUIM.

The Zoom MTAI exam session for June 2021 coordinates are:
Topic: Restanta Examen MTAI 3AI, 3D si 2M
Time: Sep 7, 2021 10:00 AM Athens
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 733 2206 8487
Passcode: 2LxQeU
This session will be recorded and kept in accordance with the rules for examinations in force in UAUIM.

Students are asked to ensure a good internet connection for the reserved exam interval, with the possibility to maintain the video connection and to carry out operations in other platforms.
If, exceptionally, the connection is interrupted during the exam for the student (s), the professor of the discipline will establish, at the end of the exam day, the way of recovery. If, exceptionally, the connection is interrupted during the examination for the professor of the discipline, a new time or date of examination will be communicated to the students as soon as possible.

5. Students will enter the Zoom session only at the time set for their exam.
Students will have their video cameras open throughout the exam.

6. Students will receive a link to a google form in the Chat on Zoom.
Students will copy the link in a new window on their browser, access it and fill out the form.
The questionnaire is a mixed one: questions that require a short answer, grid questions and visual questions (an image) that will have to be identified according to the statement of that question to which you will have to give a short and objective answer.
In order to be able to refine the assessment of the answers, the total score of the test is 100 (for grade 10), with 10 points ex officio (i.e. grade 1, if no answer is correct).
The time required for completion and submission is approx. 10 minutes. The form does not allow it to be sent if there is no answer for each question (if you really do not know how to answer a question, draw a line "-").

WARNING: After completing the exam time period, Google Forms will no longer be able to register completed forms.

The collection of tests is done automatically, but the correction and grading (assessment) will be done manually. The files resulting from the collection of the tests will be archived and kept according to the rules for examinations in force in UAUIM.

7. After the correction of the forms, the averages will be made according to the communicated and present algorithm and on the UAUIM website atții/interior/interior/discipline-obligatorii/pid-81/, respectively the final grade is formed of: 50% active attendance + 50% Exam.
The test results and the final average for the discipline " Textiles in Interior Architecture” will be communicated as soon as possible after the exam and will be uploaded on the same google drive used for the exam. That moment will be announced to the head students of the study year by e-mail.

8. Any comments can be sent to: If there are no comments within 72 hours of posting, the discipline catalog will be sent to the Secretariat as a final version.


Minimum Bibliography:
Jöger, Beatrice, Materialele textile în arredamento. Surse și istorie, Ed.Universitară « Ion Mincu », București 2006 / UAUIM - CAR III 4062 JOG
Jöger, Beatrice, Arredamento și textile în secolul XXI, Ed. Universitară « Ion Mincu », București 2007 / UAUIM - CAR II 10381 JOG

Specialized Bibliography - Textiles
Abreviations at library names:
BCU - Central Universitary Library
BNR - National Library of Romania

Brancovici, Lucretia, Covoare orientale, Bucuresti ; [s.n.], 1930
Bcu - unitatea centrala: iv084/1096
Bazavan, Ion, Vintila, Rodica, Utilizarea colorantilor la vopsirea si imprimarea materialelor textile, Bucuresti; Editura Tehnica, 1969
Bcu - unitatea centrala: ii217200
* * *, Bumbacul, lâna, matasea naturala, fibrele textile sintetice, fibrele textile liberiene (inul, cânepa, iuta), alte fibre textile , Vol. 5 , Bucuresti ;
[s. n.], 1940
Bcu - unitatea centrala: iii424494
CASCANIAN, Sirag H., Covoare manuale, Editura Tehnică, București 1972
Uauim - car ii 2795 cas
COȘOVEANU, Dorana, Cela Neamțu, Regia Autonomă Monitorul Oficial, București 2004 BCU - UNITATEA CENTRALA: IV084/1922
* * *, Covoare, scoarțe, păretare, Centrul Național al Creației Populare, Bucuresti 1996 BNR - ARS IV 7231
DENE, Viorica, Tapiserii flamande, catalog, Muzeul de artă al R.S.R., Ed. Meridiane, București 1965 BCU - UNITATEA CENTRALA: II084/180
DUNCA, Mircea, Covoare turcești, catalog expoziție Muzeul Național de Artă al României, Editura Athena, București 1994 UAUIM - CAR II 5450 DUN
DUNCA, Mircea, De la Mihrab la Gradina Paradisului, Muzeul Național de Artă al României, București 2006 BNR - ARS IV 7719
FLEMMING, Ernst, Textile Kunste: Weberei, Stickerei, Spitze geschichte/technik/stilentwickeleng, Verlag fur Kunstwissenschaft UAUIM - CAR II 2490 TEX
FOCȘA, Marcela, Scoarțe românești, Muzeul de Artă Populară al R.S.R., Ed. Stiintifica, București 1970 UAUIM - CAR III 1360 FOC
Bcu - unitatea centrala: 398/f73.s5
FRUMUȘEANU, Daniela, ANASTASIU, Paulina, Vopsirea cu plante tinctoriale între stiinta si arta, Bucuresti; Editura Universitatii Bucuresti, 2008
Bcu - unitatea centrala: ii321389
GAVAN, Elena, Țesături de interior, Astra Museum 2010
Bnr - iii 297817
GROZDEA, Mircea, Tapiseria contemporană românească, Ed. Meridiane, București 1982 BCU - UNITATEA CENTRALA: II289118
GROZDEA, Mircea, Arta monumnetala contemporană, Ed. Meridiane, București 1987 UAUIM - CAR II 4707 GRO
HAȘEGAN, Miruna, Artele textile în Europa, Cronica (Iași). An. 44 (Nr. 5) /mai 2009. p. 6 BNR - 73/76
IONESCU, Ștefan, Antique Ottoman Rugs in Transylvania, Verduci Editore, Roma 2005 BNR - 73/76
IONESCU PRUT, Constantin, Limbajul tapiseriei, Banat (Lugoj). An. 3 (Nr. 1) /ian. 2006. p. 23 BNR - ROMÂNICA
MARINESCU, Marina, Arta populară românească - țesături decorative, Ed. Dacia, Cluj-Napoca 1975 BCU - UNITATEA CENTRALA: 7/M40.S5
Unitatea centrala: iii411408

MOGA LAZĂR, Gabriela, Tapiserie românească, Institutul European, Iasi 2005 BNR - ARS III 8862
MUSICESCU, Maria Ana, Broderia medievală românească, Ed. Meridiane, București 1969 UAUIM - CAR II 2397 MUS
OLSZEWSKI, George, Covoare vechi romanesti, Institutul de Arte Grafice Cartea Romaneasca, Bucuresti 1926 UAUIM - CAR III 53 OLS
PAPADOPOULO, Alexandre, L'Islam et l'art musulmane, Paris, Mazenod 1976 UAUIM - CAR III 24 TEMPUS PAP
PAVEL, Emilia, Scoarțe și țesături populare, Ed. Tehnică, București 1989 UAUIM - CAR II 4904
Bcu - unitatea centrala : iii439006
PETRESCU, Paul, STAHL, Paul H., Scoarțe românești, Editura Meridiane, București 1966 UAUIM - CAR II 1987 PET
PETRESCU, Paul, STOICA, Georgeta, Arta populara romaneasca, Editura Meridiane, București 1981 UAUIM - CAR II 4038
PLĂMĂDEALĂ, Mihai, Tapiserie: patru secole de creație, Observator cultural. An. 12 (Nr. 349) /22 dec. 2011-11 ian. 2012. p. 37 BNR - 73/76
PETRESCU, Paul, STOICA, Georgeta, Arta populara romaneasca, Ed. Meridiane, Bucuresti 1981 BCU - UNITATEA CENTRALA: 7/P57.S5; II284546
* * *, Sweet's Contract Interiors: 1993 Catalog File, Vol 1 si 2, New York, McGraw-Hill Book 1993 UAUIM - CAR II 5639 SWE
STOICA, Georgeta, Covoare românești de patrimoniu din colecțiile Muzeului Național al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", Alcor Edimpex, Bucuresti 2009 BNR - ARS IV 7890
* * *, La tapisserie française : du moyen âge à nous jours : catalogue / préf. de Georges Salles , Musée National d'Art Moderne (Paris) . Paris. 1946 - BCU - UNITATEA CENTRALA: I146876
* * *, Textile Art, New York, Rizzoli International Publications Inc 1985 UAUIM - CAR III 3112 TEX
TUDOR, Dragoș, Lena Constante, Institutul Cultural Român, București 2005 BCU - UNITATEA CENTRALA: IV084/2205
TZIGARA-SAMURCAS, Al., Covorul oltenesc: evoluarea scoartelor oltenesti, Craiova, Ed. Scrisul Romanesc 1942 UAUIM - CAR III 2147 TZI
WILHIDE, Elizabeth, COPESTICK, Joanna, Global interior details with practical step-by-step projects for your home, London, Conran Octopus 1999 UAUIM - CAR II 7692 WIL

3. periodice și site-uri internet

3.1. Periodice
AD - Architectural Digest (UK, USA, I, F)
AIT - Architektur/Innen Architek-tur/Techologie (DE)
Arhitectura (Ro)
Arhitext Design (Ro)
Arquitectura y diseño (E)
Art et Décoration (F)
Casa Viva (E)
Diseño interior (E)
Domus (I)
Environmental Design + Construction (USA)
Espacios (E)
Habitania (E)
Interior Design (E)
The World of Interiors (UK)

3.2. Site-uri internet