Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968 and has deep roots in Scandinavia’s world-famous design tradition. A leader in design innovation, Kvadrat produces quality contemporary textiles and textile related products for architects, designers and private consumers across the world.
Intrigued by the free spirit of scribbles that people create while trying out pens, pencils and crayons, the artist Sarah Illenberger has collected test papers from art supply shops for a long time.
“The feeling of ‘no-one-is-watching-you’ inspired me to play with the medium of colour and individual expression in a non purposeful way. These materialised hand drawn statements by unknown authors carry a comforting proof of natural, intuitive behaviour in digital times.” - Sarah Illenberger
At Kvadrat, we consistently push the aesthetic, technological and functional properties of textiles. Our versatile collection reflects our commitment to colour, simplicity and innovation. We collaborate with leading designers and artists, as well as emerging talent to create our collections and to continue exploring the boundaries of textile design.
Kvadrat textiles play an important part in commercial, public and domestic interiors around the world. Our extensive collection meets the needs of designers and architects in the spaces they create and have been used in such iconic architectural developments as the Museum of Modern Art NYC, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Guangzhou Opera House in China.
Since our foundation, we have concentrated on developing products that combine the best quality materials with extraordinary design. For us, quality and design go hand in hand with sustainability, as we want to ensure that our products last for decades. Therefore, quality, environmental and social considerations are intrinsic parts of our business strategy.
We take an active part in contemporary culture. We regularly collaborate with the world’s finest creative talents to create projects that allow us to push the boundaries of textile design, manufacturing and application.