The longstanding partnership of Denmark-based Kvadrat and US-based Maharam is founded on a shared philosophy of design innovation and service excellence. A dedication to furthering contemporary visual culture, a commitment to the environment, and a rich history of family ownership has strengthened this bond since 2001. 

Leaders in their respective markets, Kvadrat and Maharam’s combined product offering represents the largest range of textiles available worldwide.

Kvadrat is Europe’s leading manufacturer of design textiles. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Ebeltoft, Denmark, Kvadrat creates high-quality contemporary textiles and textile-related products for private and public spaces. Characterised by simplicity, colour and innovation, the designs reflect Kvadrat’s dedication to pushing the aesthetic, technological and artistic boundaries of its field. Driven by an ambition to innovate, Kvadrat frequently works with leading designers, architects and artists, including Alfredo Häberli, Peter Saville, Akira Minagawa, Tord Boontje, David Adjaye, Patricia Urquiola, Finn Sködt, Olafur Eliasson, Roman Signer, Thomas Demand, and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

Kvadrat’s products play a key role in many of the world’s most highly acclaimed architectural developments such as the Swiss Re in London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; Reichstag, Berlin; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; and Guangzhou Opera House in China.

Founded in 1902, Maharam is North America’s leading creator of textiles for commercial and residential interiors. Recognized for its rigorous and holistic commitment to design, Maharam embraces a range of disciplines, from product, graphic and digital design to art and architecture.

The New York-based Maharam Design Studio balances an appreciation of history with a focus on aesthetic and industrial innovation. The ongoing series Textiles of the 20th Century™ pays homage to iconic designers of the Wiener Werkstätte, Bauhaus, and mid-century modernism while collaborations with those in the avant-garde – Dutch industrial designers Scholten & Baijings, British fashion designer Paul Smith, and German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, among others – introduce a fresh perspective to textile design. Maharam is included in such permanent collections as the Museum of Modern Art and the Stedelijk Museum and is the recipient of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Design Patron Award.

Maharam represents Kvadrat in North America while Kvadrat represents Maharam in Europe. The two companies operate joint ventures in Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey and co-own Danskina, a Dutch rug company under the design direction of Hella Jongerius.

The longstanding partnership of Denmark-based Kvadrat and US-based Maharam is founded on a shared philosophy of design innovation and service excellence. A dedication to furthering contemporary visual culture, a commitment to the environment, and a rich history of family ownership has strengthened this bond since 2001. 

Leaders in their respective markets, Kvadrat and Maharam’s combined product offering represents the largest range of textiles available worldwide.

Kvadrat is Europe’s leading manufacturer of design textiles. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Ebeltoft, Denmark, Kvadrat creates high-quality contemporary textiles and textile-related products for private and public spaces. Characterised by simplicity, colour and innovation, the designs reflect Kvadrat’s dedication to pushing the aesthetic, technological and artistic boundaries of its field. Driven by an ambition to innovate, Kvadrat frequently works with leading designers, architects and artists, including Alfredo Häberli, Peter Saville, Akira Minagawa, Tord Boontje, David Adjaye, Patricia Urquiola, Finn Sködt, Olafur Eliasson, Roman Signer, Thomas Demand, and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

Kvadrat’s products play a key role in many of the world’s most highly acclaimed architectural developments such as the Swiss Re in London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; Reichstag, Berlin; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; and Guangzhou Opera House in China.