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Soft & Solidified Textiles

Anne-Kathrin Kühner is a textile and material designer with an experimental, explorative approach to design. 
Following her curiosity for design and craft, Anne-Kathrin goes beyond the known limits of textiles and stretches the boundaries to reveal further possible approaches. Constantly in search of sustainable and innovative solutions. Her research work is labelled with the working Soft & Solidified Textiles.
Research and creative exploration are the key elements of Anne-Kathrin Kühner's Design.


2024 in Exhibition
Ein Kommentar zur Farbe 
Vorhangentwürfe für das Haus Schminke
Löbau, Sachsen

2022/23 in Gallery
Solidified Textiles
Group Exhibition:  Accomplice
with Tracey snelling | Samantha Sethi | Anne-Kathrin Kühner | Andy Holtin | Lena von Goedeke | Mirja Busch | Sascha Appelhoff
HilbertRaum Berlin

2022 in Fair
Solidified Textiles: Knitted Mycelium
Group exhibition Rethinking Plastic
Yksi Expo, Dutch Design Week

2022 in Gallery
Solidified Textiles
Group exhibition Start to Finish
TorArt Space Frankfurt

2022 in Symposium
Knitted Mycelium, video
Contribution to Design Showcase of
Living Textiles Symposium
Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment
Newcastle University, UK

2017 in Exhibition
Group exhibition Connect/Connected/Connect it!
with BMP (BräuerMayPeter)
Zigarre Heilbronn

2017 in Fair
Detail Research Lab
contribution to material exhibition
BAU Munich

2016 in Museum
+ultra. gestaltung schafft wissen
contributuion to exhibition
Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin

2014 in Museum/Fair
Innovativer Einsatz von Filz
contribution to group exhibition
Messe Kunst+Handwerk
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

2014 in Outdoor Event
Outdoor installation (Concrete+Textile) for
“Langer Tag der StadtNatur”
Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin-Mitte (WBM)    

2013 in Fair
Metamorphosis, Stockholm Furniture Fair
contribution to group exhibition with KADK

2012 in Exhibition
Craft Matters, Group Exhibition (HAW)
LOKAL e.V. Hamburg


a selection.

2023 in Journal
Abstract Knitted Mycelium: Transforming Mycelium hybrids into solidifying and lightweight textile structures
in Cambridge Open Engage

2022 in Book
Contribution (Co-author)
Christiane Sauer & Anne-Kathrin Kühner:Concrete Textiles in C. Sauer, M. Stoll, E. Waldhör, M.Schneider, Architectures of Weaving, 1.Auflag., Jovis Verlag, 2022. S.136/137
2019 in Book
Christiane Sauer: Upscaling Textiles. Experimenteller Materialentwurf im räumlichen Kontext in Henrike Rabe and Severine Marguin (Hrsg.), Experimentieren Einblicke in Praktiken und Versuchsaufbautenzwischen Wissenschaft und Gestaltung, 1.Aufl., Transcript Verlag, 2019, S. 56 / 57 (mentioned, Betontextil)

2016 in Book
Anne-Kathrin Kühner: Betontextil in Nicola Doll, Horst Bredekamp, Wolfgang Schäffner (Hrsg.), +ultra gestaltung schafft wissen, 1. Auflage, Berlin, E.A. Seemann Verlag, 2016, S.270



a selection.

2019 article by Gabriela Beck: Stricken mit Steinen

2017 Material District: Four examples of German material design

2017 Michaela Adick: Die Tücken der Stabilität

2017 Christiane Sauer: Soft Matters
(mentioned Betontextil in Talk)