Technicolour by Peter Saville

Technicolour, a craft-orientated, sculptural collection by Peter Saville, visually and haptically translates the industrial processes in textile production. The collection’s name relates to the spectrum of colours commonly used to mark flocks of sheep – bold hues that are spectacularly incongruous in pastoral settings. The collection comprises an upholstery textile, two curtains and three rugs.

Technicolour reflects that, for many years, Peter Saville has been intrigued by the increasing use of seemingly random colours for the markings of grazing sheep in the landscape. He has likened this to rural graffiti.

Peter Saville: “I am excited by how the collection brings the industry of the land, in raw form, into the living environment. The collection elements offer an experience of texture and colour, ranging from the expressionistic to the subliminal.”

Technicolour journeys from coarse to fine. The upholstery textile Fleck, and two of the rugs are crafted from wool, which is naturally coarse. The curtains in the collection are woven from smooth, subtly iridescent Trevira CS. While the curtains are woven with the same yarn, they each have distinctively individual personalities due to their different constructions. Flux is more densely woven and less outspoken than Fade.

Like the textiles in the collection, the Technicolour rugs, which are handwoven or robot tufted, explore intersections between colour, texture, agriculture, and industry. They each examine different dimensions of the collection concept: Flock takes a more pastoral perspective; Fleece is more urban, while Field takes an industrial approach to colour and colour gradations.

Explore Technicolour at the following events

Salone del Mobile

5 - 10 September 2021
10am – 8pm
By appointment only
Please contact Alessandra Bettini to book
appointments or for more information
Kvadrat showroom
Corso Monforte 15
20122 Milan

3 Days of Design

16 – 18 September 2021
Thursday, 10am – 10pm
Friday, 10am – 6pm
Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Cocktail party, Thursday 5pm - 10pm.
Kvadrat showroom
Pakhus 48
Klubiensvej 22,
2150 Nordhavn

London Design Festival

20–24 September 2021
9:30 – 17:00
By appointment only, please contact Rondella Sharma to book an appointment.
10 Shepherdess Walk
N1 7LB
United Kingdom