3daysofdesign 2021

During this year’s 3daysofdesign in Copenhagen, Kvadrat presents an exhibition to launch the collection Technicolour by Peter Saville – a craft-oriented, sculptural collection that visually and haptically translates the industrial processes in textile production. Insightful and playful, the exhibition explores the collection’s narrative, which arches from agricultural to industrial, and reminds us that the nature is not just a place to visit – it’s our home too.

The celebrated collaboration between Kvadrat and Peter Saville opens a sensorial, thoughtful new chapter this autumn with the launch of Technicolour.


Opening hours
16 – 18 September 2021

Thursday, 10am – 10pm
Friday, 10am – 6pm
Saturday, 10am – 4pm


Thursday activities
Peter Saville, Stine Find Osther and Dienke Dekker in conversation with Marcus Fairs, 4.15pm – 5pm
Cocktail party, 5pm - 10pm


Kvadrat showroom
Pakhus 48
Klubiensvej 22,
2150 Nordhavn

Journey from pastoral to industrial

Controlled accidents and traces of the reality of nature are expressed throughout Technicolour, which exemplifies Peter Saville’s eye for articulate colour compositions. The collection has its roots in the curiosity he’s always had about the random industrial-coloured markings on sheep which he first observed on family holidays in Wales. Peter 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 comprises an upholstery, three rugs and two curtains. The upholstery and the rugs are meticulously crafted from the finest wool – which is naturally coarse – and reference, through seemingly haphazard colours and rich tactility, the character of stock-marked fleeces. At the opposite end of the haptic scale, the curtains in the collection are woven from smooth, subtly iridescent Trevira CS.

The palette for the collection consists of a scale of untreated wool tones and contrasting DayGlo hues. It reflects that all the designs in the Technicolour collection offer characterful colour juxtapositions that recall the visceral dynamic between the vivid colours used to mark sheep and the foggy, earthy tones of natural fleece.


Explore Technicolour


Kvadrat’s new residential curtain collection Storylines explores intervals between texture, pattern and colour. Movement ebbs and flows through Storylines. Seen from inside a space, lines emerge from the curtains as sculptural drapes, cascading stripes, and vibrant pleats. When looking out, views are transformed into constellations of lines and diffuse colours.


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