Curated by Jane Withers and Njusja de Gier, Really’s second exhibition at Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2018 comprised compelling works by designers from Europe, the United States and Japan. Seeking a balance between the real and the intangible, the designs demonstrated the characteristics and possibilities of Really’s Solid Textile Board and Acoustic Textile Felt, which are made from upcycled, end-of-life textiles.
The designers invited by Kvadrat and Really all took a distinctive approach to work with Solid Textile Board and Acoustic Textile Felt.
They are Benjamin Hubert | LAYER, Christien Meindertsma, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Front, Jo Nagasaka, Jonathan Olivares and Raw-Edges Design Studio.
Ultimately, all the works, in their own individual way, showcase beautiful things can be made out of waste. In doing so, they help to shift perception around a defining challenge of our times: how to manage the issue of global waste and successfully transition from a linear to a circular economy.
“It is exciting to see how notable designers are applying Really’s first materials to furniture and interiors and also engaging with the narrative and challenges of a circular economy, and the urgent need to design out waste.”