Volker Albus, designer and curator says:
"If you were given a description of Sandra Schollmeyer’s lamp Parmops 02 from the Rusalka Home Couture collection, then you might think of a highly esoteric piece, gently fluttering cloths and transparent veils. »Rusalka«, the designer says, »is a word from Slavic mythology that describes a kind of natural spirits that look like mermaids. They are depicted as having beautiful translucent bodies and long wavy, flowing or drifting hair, which is why they are mainly seen in the context of water.« And Schollmeyer’s weaving technique manages to express these fairy-tale qualities without any sign of kitsch or unworldliness in her lamps, cushions and carpets. The designer uses no kind of naturalistic ingratiation, working exclusively with the means that technique and material provide. First off, she mainly takes strong and colourful twine that she weaves into geometrical surfaces and shapes in fairly rough and simple patterns. The actual »poetic« effect arises because she does not finish these shapes off with a margin or seam, but allows each piece of twine to run to its natural end – and each therefore at different lengths. The game that these strings and colours then »play« is thus beyond."