Originally from Kinna in southern Sweden, Kinnasand produces subtle yet clear Nordic designs for contemporary homes. Its latest collection, Spheres, seeks to elevate our experience above the pace that governs everyday life.
We are always on the move. Walking. Biking. Driving. Flying. How we see the world keeps changing − on a visual, intellectual and emotional level − as we view nature and the spaces we inhabit from ever-changing perspectives, at a variety of speeds. The Spheres collection by Kinnasand distils these impressions into the rich materiality of curtains and rugs.
Designed by Creative Director Isa Glink and her team, the collection plays with the idea of changing perspectives. Contrasting densities, tones and organic shapes are reminiscent of bird’s eye views of fields. Travelling down to earth, intricate materials bring to mind the microstructures, shades and details in soil.
The juxtaposition of refined natural and man-made materials further reflects on the interaction of man and nature. Linen, wool and cotton evoke sensuous atmospheres, whereas constructed components, such as flame-retardant yarns, reference culture.
Spheres’ signature use of contrasts extends to its colour scheme, which harmonises earthy and mineral tones with bolder, more vibrant shades. These engage in close dialogue with the collection’s tactile constructions and finishes.
The phenomena that shape our perception − air, water, wind and light − are also explored from different dimensions. Other designs show traces of civilisation and scenery, for instance capturing the way movement shapes visual perception.