This photo was taken in a paintshop of a former clothing factory in NRW, Germany. A clothing factory was really typical for this region and consisted of a variety of different divisions like to name but a few: the carpenters’, painters’ and printers’ shop, a metal working facility, divisions of textile and surface design. As we were there, you could see all those divsions, but as usual, all of the machines were not there (probably sold after factory closure).
The best thing of this tour was the nearly complete divsion of textile and surface design. There was an archive with thousands of pattern of cloth and design patterns.
You can see a few, if you take a look at the flickr set.