Kinnasand LAB is an initiative by Kinnasand under the creative lead of Creative Director Isa Glink where she collaborates with external designers to give a new interpretation to Kinnasand textiles, innovate and develop new products.
The first collection of Kinnasand LAB, Shield, was launched in 2017 and consisted of decorative panels designed by Studio Wieki Somers.
Made of semi-transparent textiles with embroidered patterns and movable wooden strips, Shield enriches a space by allowing light through in different layers creating ever-changing patterns of illumination. Allowing the user to decide the needed level of transparency by the number of wooden strips, the panels can be used as window screens or placed as room dividers. The flexibility stimulates the user to play with rhythm and light, influencing both public and private aspects of a space.