After three successful editions of its design projects, Kvadrat presents Knit! – a series of work by 28 different designers exploring the potential of knitted textiles by Kvadrat Febrik. The exhibition debuts in Kvadrat Showroom in Copenhagen (3-5 september 2020) physically and as a digital interactive exhibition from 3 September onwards. Visit the digital exhibition at knit.kvadrat.dk.
Knit! gathers a series of work by 28 different designers exploring the potential of knitted textiles by Kvadrat Febrik. Designers have been chosen from across the world to create pieces with knitted textiles as the protagonist. Febrik textiles are three-dimensional constructions with form-shaping abilities that open up a world of material possibilities. They provided the perfect canvas for the designers to push at the boundaries of what can be achieved within their respective disciplines. Discover the projects here.
Planum is a knitted upholstery textile with a refined woven expression and a smooth, soft surface.
To create the versatile colour scale for Planum, Dutch Design Studio Raw Color took a collection of three-dimensional objects as a starting point. The studio explored diverse directions and shades before making a final selection of 20 tones from 350 hand-painted samples.
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Nitto is a knitted woollen upholstery textile designed by Alfredo Häberli. It especially stands out for its direct approach to colour, vibrant mélange expression and three-dimensional construction.
A micromesh knit, Nitto unites two layers crafted with contrasting yarn-dyed unicoloured yarns. The textile’s base layer subtly echoes its primarily woollen surface.
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Today Kvadrat announces it has taken a majority stake in the Dutch textile company Febrik. The global leader in design textiles, Kvadrat hereby adds a substantial knit portfolio to its product offering.
Strongly rooted in Tilburg, the Netherlands, which is historically tied to the textile industry, Dutch textile company Febrik has in less than 10 years made its international mark on the design community with its innovative approach and designer collaborations.
The sartorial nature of APPAREL guides you through a constantly changing surface of closely spaced stitches, revealing the blueprint of a garment designed to dress any interior piece.
The textile comes in several beautiful shades, built up by contrasting colours of loops, resulting in a surprising melange effect.
'Ratatouille' conference arena by Luca Nichetto. Furniture by &Tradition, Fogia and HEM, upholstered with textiles UNIFORM and SHADE.
New textile on display during New York Design Week at COLONY (18-24 May) and UM Project (11-25 May)
Apparel was already seen at Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan at the Arco presentation. Beautifully combined with leather on the Close Bench.
Another great product designed for MOROSO, by Patricia Urquiola. A modular sofa with comfortable roundedness cushions, contrasted by the lightness of its delicate wooden legs. Tender is embraced here by UNIFORM MELANGE in colour CORAL, the soft wool textile that stretches in both width and length, fits and outlines the forms with the sophisticated accuracy of the pleating.
We are pleased to unveil an innovative and playful system which is designed to easily select, compare and rearrange the available colours. By loosening the black cord at the backside you can easily display the textiles and experience the stretch features. After you have selected your favorites it’s easy to tighten them up again. The book has a flexible hook, so display it as you wish. Available in 2 sizes.
A well-balanced project realized by VOID interieurarchitectuur, based in The Netherlands. A transformation of former headquarter of AHOLD Amsterdam, where a lounge is created with a harmonized combination between business functionality and the comfortable friendliness of a hotel lobby. The textile used here on the acoustic panels is CROSS in colour Chalk. A gentle and cushy textile which strengthens the pleasant and serene effect in the space.
During the last Maison & Objet fair held in Paris, new brand HEM introduced themselves and presented RAZZLE DAZZLE on different products which showed the true character of this new textile.
A new workspace for the Australian Cancer Council Victoria, designed by HOT BLACK interior design based in Melbourne Australia. In this phone box the textile enriches the space and improves the sound absorption for a more pleasant acoustic environment. The full-bodied diamond shaped textile used is SUMMIT in colour Stream.
Photography by Nicole Reed.
In the last week of August, FEBRIK teamed up with Cult and designFARM to introduce the new branding and collection to the Australian market. In Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane designers enjoyed delicious food and textile stories. These events coincided with the introduction of the new furniture range Adam Goodrum designed for Cult ‘dressed’ in FEBRIK textiles. A versatile mixture of Australian design and Dutch textiles. In 2015 more events will be organized for those who missed it.