Kvadrat Maharam’s new products from London Design Festival
Besides celebrating Canvas, designed by Giulio Ridolfo, Kvadrat also launched Georgina Wright’s latest upholstery textile, Skye - a woollen design with a simple yet refined expression - several colour updates to the Tonica and Daybreak collections from Kvadrat, and the Mesh and Tracery and Wend collections from Maharam.
Tonica 2 is a woollen melange upholstery textile by Georgina Wright. Inspired by natural landscapes, they go from subtle neutrals and soft pastel notes to pure highlight tones associated with the Bauhaus movement such as yellow, blue and red. The original Tonica was based on two piece-dyed wool qualities, Tonica 2 now comprises of three, allowing for a greater variety of tones and an enhanced expression of colours. Reflecting this, Tonica 2 goes a step further in meeting the original design goal of Tonica: to deliver a solid, clear and vivid colour expression shadowed with black.
Designed by Patricia Urquiola, Daybreak 2 is a unicoloured, transparent curtain with an open structure inspired by the light at dawn. Tactile irregularities play across the surface of the textile reminiscent of linen. As light conditions change, the expression changes too. Daybreak 2 comes in updated colours of neutral hues as well as a few subtly coloured tones, such as toned-down brick, soft yellows and understated greens.
The Mesh and Tracery collections by Scholten & Baijings and the Wend collection from Maharam Design Studio have also added to the range of colours.
Reflecting Dutch design duo Scholten & Baijings’s focus on nuanced colour and refined geometric patterns, the new designs Mesh and Tracery are created in collaboration with Maharam. While Mesh utilises tightly interlocking textures and a unique palette to create subtle geometric movement, Tracery is a small-scale pattern using gridded and diagonal lines to enhance graphic and textural depth.
Wend by Maharam Design Studio is a weave using nubby yarns to create a sophisticated boucle texture. Wend comes in a carefully selected palette of warm and cool neutrals with bursts of turquoise, sea glass, pine, zinnia and currant