Bumpy Basket – Shigeki Fujishiro
Constructed from textiles structured around a three-dimensional grid of ropes, Bumpy Basket by Shigeki Fujishiro is a series of containers whose uneven, undulating design helps the user appreciate and understand the material qualities of knitted textiles.
Doric Columns, Kinetic Object – Objects of Common Interest
Doric Columns, Kinetic Object by Objects of Common Interest is a pair of fabric-clad fluted columns that draw visual cues from industrial circular knitting machines. While initially static, the columns come to life when approached. The columns are comprised of Kvadrat Febrik’s Plecto, Gentle 2 and Drop textiles, assembled in a variety of colours.
Salamandre – Léa Baert
Inspired by a playground in Le square de la Salamandre, Léa Baert's Salamandre mountains are designed as cut-out sections resembling a sliced geode, their hollow innards revealing the making process. Baert was attracted to Kvadrat Febrik’s Uniform Melange textile for its luminous qualities.
Internal Windows – Akane Moriyama
Internal Windows by artist Akane Moriyama plays with the typology of the window: a frame that stands at the threshold between interior and exterior, and whose material qualities admit of phenomena such as the refraction of light, distorted shadows and fogged glass. Internal Windows examines the potential of textiles to similarly frame our perspective of a space.
Duct-Taped Blankets – Studio Bertjan Pot
Thick textiles make for thick hems, in the case of Studio Bertjan Pot’s Duct-Taped Blankets, an alternative was sought. Working with Kvadrat Febrik’s knitted Sprinkles textile, Duct-Taped Blankets was born out of a desire to find a new approach towards hemming.
If I Had Wings – Zaven
In their contribution to Knit!, the Venice-based design practice Zaven drew on imagery that captures the allure of flight. If I Had Wings is a series of utopian flight suits which take advantage of the dynamic stretching properties offered by knitted textiles.
Living Room – Visibility
A welcoming space to drink tea with friends and family, or a comforting place to play cards or break bread – Living Room is a project designed to use the qualities of Kvadrat Febrik textiles to redesign the dining table. Created by Visibility, Living Room draws its inspiration from traditions of dining and seating in the Middle East.
Knit Together – Malmö Upcycling Service
Malmö Upcycling Service (MUS) is a design collective established in 2013 to take a more sustainable approach to the sourcing of materials. Knit Together is a room divider made from thick ribbons of blue Razzle Dazzle textiles connecting Really Solid Textile Boards – a solid sheet material made from compressing end-of-life textiles.
Berg – Lim + Lu
When Hong Kong-based design studio Lim + Lu saw Kvadrat Febrik’s crystalline Razzle Dazzle motif, they were reminded of monolithic icebergs grinding across one another as they float through the ocean. Inspired by this visual connection, the studio designed Berg, a chaise lounge whose stark form is softened through the use of textiles.
Conversation Series – Adam Goodrum
Victorian-era couches and textile colour books collide in Conversation Series, a seating collection developed by the Australian designer Adam Goodrum. Different shades of Kvadrat Febrik’s Gentle 2 run into one another, creating a richly hued skin.
Sundays – Paola Sakr
For Paola Sakr, the Lebanese food that she grew up eating represented a means of bringing people together. Sundays is a selection of tableware items that offer an insight into rituals associated with the traditional Lebanese dining room – the hospitality, diversity, warmth and energy which Sakr saw as an essential element of her home.
Bola – Michel Charlot
Bola by Swiss industrial designer Michel Charlot is a playful form that takes advantage of the unique material properties of knitted textiles. A bold, symmetrical sphere clad in Uniform Melange by Kvadrat Febrik – Bola’s shape celebrates the pliability of knitted textiles, which can easily mould to cover both simple and complex geometric forms.
A Trifle of Colour – Yinka Ilori
A Trifle of Colour is a seating system by London-based designer and artist Yinka Ilori, inviting the user to look at the chair as a social tool and examining the role it plays in shaping human interactions. Ilori chose to work with Kvadrat Febrik’s Sprinkles textile, praising the material for the variety of colours, textures and patterns it provides.
Wave Zero – Maria Blaisse and Bin Xu
Wave Zero is a flexible, lightweight birchwood form inspired by a drop of water. Amsterdam-based designer Maria Blaisse and interior architect Bin Xu set out to create a piece of furniture that could simultaneously activate and relax the body – a design that brings the body into balance.
Garment – Ayzit Bostan
Long dresses, cropped hoodies, kimono coats and layered skirts: all of these items of clothing are reimagined in Kvadrat Febrik textiles for Ayzit Bostan’s Garment. Garment allowed Bostan to explore textiles originally designed for a different application, the project highlights the softness and drapery of Kvadrat Febrik’s Plecto and Uniform Melange.
InterPersona – Benja Harney
Surrealist eyes and lips adorn a tangled field of interlocking shapes in InterPersona, a playful landscape of abstracted characters designed by Sydney-based artist and paper engineer, Benja Harney. Blurring Kvadrat Febrik textiles, the characters of InterPersona come to life in a vibrant field of forms that can be endlessly reconfigured.
Seat Prop – Ania Jaworska
The starting point for Seat Prop is a conventional chair, which is obscured by the addition of austere geometric cushions, made from foam that easily compresses and warps to accommodate a body. Jaworska chose the knitted fabric Uniform Melange with Kvadrat Febrik's textile collection, selecting the material for its spatial qualities as well as its colour, which shifts iridescently between purple and blue.
Dressed Up – Marie Sloth Rousing
Dressed Up is a conceptual fashion project – an investigation into the barriers between clothing, objects, and bodies. Created by the Copenhagen-based fashion designer Marie Sloth Rousing, Dressed Up proposes a new kind of wearable that combines the properties of both a chair cover and a shirt, and which can be worn by objects and people alike.
Ofset Chair – Ana Kraš
The New York-based, multidisciplinary artist Ana Kraš has created Ofset Chair for Knit!. Ofset Chair sees six quadrilateral planes upholstered in an assortment of Kvadrat Febrik knitted textiles: Uniform Melange, Gentle 2, Mosaic and Sprinkles. Textures and colours are contrasted with each other to achieve a complementary, harmonious effect.
An Alternative Sample Room - Elaine Yan Ling Ng / The Fabrick Lab
British-Chinese material scientist Elaine Yan-Ling Ng offers an alternative form of sample display in An Alternative Sample Room. In a conventional textile sample room, customers are presented with flat textile swatches. But given that textiles are almost always applied to three-dimensional surfaces, ought a sample room not reflect that?
A Softly Winded Chair - Faysal Tabbarah (Architecture + Other Things)
Faysal Tabbarah’s A Softly Winded Chair dramatically contrasts its underlying chaotic structure, with the precise engineering of the pliable knitted textiles.Tabbarah used Apparel from Kvadrat Febrik to wrap around the fallen branches.
Chroma Columns – Raw Color
Chroma Columns is a series of kinetic triangular columns, wrapped in different shades of Planum from Kvadrat Febrik. The soft pliability of knitted textiles collides with the hard mechanics of engines and electronics in Chroma Columns, an installation developed by Eindhoven-based studio Raw Color.
Blue Velvet Colonnade – Bahraini — Danish
Soft folds of Gentle 2 textile by Kvadrat Febrik drape to form the structure of Blue Velvet Colonnade, a soft architectural installation developed by Bahraini — Danish. Playing out between the columns, the embroidery tells the tale of A’ali, a Bahraini town undergoing rapid change. Through this golden embellishment, the studio offers an interpretation of the town’s landscape, blending both present and prehistoric time. Whereas a traditional colonnade is a structural element designed to support a building, Blue Velvet Colonnade makes use of the flexibility of textile to subvert the medium.
Coalesce – Studio Truly Truly
Coalesce is an easy chair which comprises a bold juxtaposition between a hard, transparent glass base and a bulbous seat upholstered in the Gentle 2 knitted textile by Kvadrat Febrik. Studio Truly Truly were particularly interested in exploring the effects of physical pressure on knitted textiles.
Shed - Julie Richoz
An elementary architectural piece, Shed by Julie Richoz proposes a new type of lightweight, compact textile shelters. Richoz chose to work with the Plecto textile, praising its contrasting back colour and surface pattern as simultaneously craft-like and technological.
Hammock Chair – Wataru Kumano
Hammock Chair by designer Wataru Kumano has been designed to recall a knitted sweater, gently wrapping around the body and stretching to follow its curves. Hammock Chair is constructed by suspending a sling of Triangle and Uniform Melange textiles between four white ash legs.
Orillon – Camille Blatrix and Joschua Brunn (Carmine Brown)
Designers Camille Blatrix and Joschua Brunn came up with their idea for Orillon in a Parisian bar, a venue where the countertop dice game 421 was once a popular pastime. Orillon is upholstered with Kvadrat Febrik Sprinkles – the playful pattern of which inspired Blatrix and Brunn to thoughts of sports and games.
+Strap – Giulia Chéhab
Giulia Chéhab’s project, +Strap, can be affixed to any standard-size tote bag to let users distribute the bag’s weight across both shoulders like a backpack. Chéhab was inspired by watching attendees of Milan’s Salone del Mobile carrying branded tote bags and used a range of Kvadrat Febrik textiles in her process.