Giulio Ridolfo and GamFratesi

The renowned Italian colourist Giulio Ridolfo has skillfully reimagined the colour palette of Kvadrat upholsteries Canvas 2 and Steelcut Trio 3 and the curtain textile Zulu 2 and will present the new Recheck, a refined woollen upholstery textile, inspired by traditional check patterns originating in women’s couture from the 1950’s. Designed by Giulio Ridolfo, the 17 colourways of Recheck are divided over four related patterns with subtle play of stripes and colour nuances.

In celebration of the launch, Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi created the whimsical, expressive installation MASK, which will be on show at the Kvadrat showroom at Corso Monforte 15.

We wanted to constrain ourselves using a single element, completely made of textile. The repetition will create a playful installation that highlights colour. Textile is the ‘mask’ of a piece of furniture, it changes its personality or make it act in an unexpected way. We play with the iconic shape and expression of the ancient mask. As an ancient human practice from different cultures, masks are not only used in ceremonies, but hold different meanings for protection and ritual as well as being used as ornamentation and for performance. Our aim was to emphasize the celebration of textile through this antique tradition.” GamFratesi