Intern for our Innovation Lab

Intern for our Innovation Lab

Are you passionate about new materials and the future of textiles? We are looking for an intern for our Innovation Lab for a period of 6 months.
It is an opportunity to supplement your education with relevant experience within your subject and gain insight into the textile industry.

About Innovation Lab
Kvadrat Innovation Lab is our material innovation lab which sits at the cutting edge of our longstanding commitment to push the boundaries of textile design and material exploration. Our team of engineers seeks breakthrough fibers, yarns, materials, and production processes, which support our transition towards more circular products and more sustainable production.

Our research methodology is built on collaborative innovation: The Kvadrat Innovation Lab team is set up as an incubator and works on pioneering research projects with progressive universities, start-ups, and companies.

Your tasks will be
_ Research on new materials and markets.
_ R+D on strategical innovation projects and new materials (fibre, yarn, linear meter, finishing etc.).
_ Support product development teams in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.
_ Support in practical tasks.
_ Update overviews and templates.
_ Arrange and assist in planning of meetings.
_ Write meeting reports and follow up on decisions.

Your background
Your background is in Textile Technology or Textile Engineering. You are either studying to become a Textile engineer or a Material engineer.
You will be part of the Innovation Lab, a small team, working close to Product Development and the Sustainability team.

You are also
_ An excellent team-player.
_ Highly organized, proactive, and adaptable.
_ Able to manage and coordinate multiple projects and tasks.
_ A strong communicator both in written and spoken English.
_ Detail oriented.
_ Analytical.
_ A problem solver and have the ability to work independently.
_ Able to plan, conduct, analyse and present a research task.

What, where and when?
_An internship of minimum 6 month in one stretch.
_Full time.
_Working place is Ebeltoft, Denmark. It is not possible to work remote.
_When? Spring 2024 or Fall 2024.

If this sounds like something for you, send your application as soon as possible through the application form below. Due to GDPR reasons we do not accept applications in any other way. If you have any questions about the internship, please reach out to Lea Nordström, our Material Innovation Lab Manager, at

Interviews are held on an ongoing basis and we will close the ad when we find the right candidate. So do not hesitate to apply.

We are Kvadrat
Our products reflect our commitment to colour, quality, simplicity, innovation and design. Kvadrat fabrics have been used in some of the world’s most intriguing architectural developments, such as the Gherkin, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; Oslo Opera House, Norway; Reichstag, Berlin; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; Copenhagen Opera House, Denmark and Guangzhou Opera House, China.

At Kvadrat, we consistently push the aesthetic, technological and functional properties of textiles. In doing so, we collaborate with leading designers, architects and artists, including; David Adjaye, Miriam Bäckström, Tord Boontje, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Alfredo Häberli, Giulio Ridolfo, Peter Saville, Finn Sködt, Roman
Signer, as well as Patricia Urquiola.

We try to set up as few rules as possible. In return, we expect each person to always act in accordance with our basic values, and in doing so, to be quality driven in all decisions and actions, to act according to our mindset of ‘strong teams – one company’, to be passionate about your daily tasks at the job and the design culture that we are an integrated part of, to
stay open-minded towards clients and colleagues, and to be honest in communication and treat others with respect.

Kvadrat is a company with high ambitions both for our people and our growth. We are committed to create a diverse work environment with a strong focus on equality, inclusion, empowerment and respect. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnical background, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.



Apply before

31. May 2024