Awakening minds to the value of waste. Exploring the ever-changing narrative of textile resources. Investigating the challenges and opportunities of the shift to a circular economy where end-of-life becomes the start of new life.
Curated by Jane Withers and Njusja de Gier, Really’s the second exhibition at Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2018 comprised of 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 Textile Board and Textile Felt, which are made from upcycled, end-of-life textiles.
The designers invited by Kvadrat and Really all took a distinctive approach to working with Textile Board and 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 that 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.”
Anders Byriel - CEO Kvadrat