Q: How did your journey at Kvadrat begin?
In 2018, Febrik took a significant step by teaming up with Kvadrat, kickstarting an exciting new chapter for us. After five years of establishing our own brand, we investigated options to continue our successful journey. Joining forces with Kvadrat was our number one choice; we have so much in common, we respect each other. With the merge, we could add our knitted textiles as a new category to the Kvadrat portfolio. By pooling knowledge, ideas, sales, and logistical strength, our precious knits were lifted to a higher level.
Q: How would you define Kvadrat as a workplace?
Becoming part of Kvadrat opened the door to another dimension. Now we are part of a worldwide community and feel at home in many places around the globe. It is very special to be closely connected to many like-minded people, bonding over the same brand. I really appreciate the exchange between the many nationalities and hearing their points of view. There are so many inspiring colleagues who support each other with their individual talents
Q: What is your passion and how does it fit in your current role?
I come from a family background in the furniture industry, thanks to my father, who is a furniture designer. It felt natural for me to explore knitting techniques for upholstery. People thought I was crazy, they said that knits were not strong enough and only suitable for sweaters and garments, but I was determined to prove them wrong.
Now, you might think it’s only about knits for me. But this wouldn’t do justice to my fascination for textile applications and the influences that shape them. I can easily spend hours creating colour compositions, playing with different textures, or getting tied up in yarn development. I love to experiment on the knitting machine, playing with 3D techniques and finding ways for the seemingly impossible. It’s a continuous journey of challenges, enriching the market with new designs.