Kvadrat at Salone del Mobile 2019
Kvadrat’s sensuous stand at Salone was an intriguing constellation of meticulous designs, subtle nuances and vibrant designs.
An immersive experience into a universe of texture and aesthetics, Kvadrat all-encompassing textile collection included the latest Kvadrat/Raf Simons collection and the new Divina Melange and Campas 300.
Atom is an experimental bouclé with a seemingly random pattern that unveils speckles of colour that are reminiscent of a lush garden or tiny drops of paint. It comes in colourways that play with bold contrasts, which embody Raf Simons’s signature style, as well as series of deep neutral combinations. Atom is only the latest of the Kvadrat/Raf Simons textile designs to draw oblique inspiration from the colours of nature.
Matte Novus 1 and shimmering melange Novus 2 offer refined variations of a jacquard-woven bouclé. With references to furniture designer Jean Royère’s Tour Eiffel series and even traditional handwoven Moroccan rugs, Simons created a fading grid design that seems to melt into the textiles’ textured background. Ideal for mixing and matching, they share a versatile colour palette that ranges from soft neutrals, sometimes flecked with red or emerald green, through to stronger electric blues and scarlet.
Phlox is Raf Simons’ take on classic corduroy. Characterised by a velvety handle, ribbed structure and amped-up scale, the textile has a soft, short-cut pile that reflects the light. As a result, it expresses colours with an almost iridescent richness. Its colour scale evokes memories of the 1970s with striking red, green and blue make-up shades.
Divina Melange 3 is a vibrant piece-dyed woollen upholstery textile reminiscent of felt. Compact and smooth, it expresses colours and the shape of furniture exceptionally well. Unlike previous editions, its colourways go beyond pairs of light and dark versions of the same colour – and therefore deliver greater diversity than ever.
Campas 300 is an elegant matte curtain with a voluminous drape and a subtle diagonal structure. Its updated palette has been refined into 20 colourways. Consisting of dark shades, these complement the curtain’s smooth, firm, densely woven construction and signature colour properties.