On the occasion of Salone del Mobile 2018, acclaimed design studio Doshi Levien celebrated their new upholstery collection by transforming both the Kvadrat fair stand and our central Milan showroom into universes of shape, vibrancy and colour.

Our Kinnasand showroom hosted Structures – an installation by Katrin Greiling.

Furthermore, Really and Kvadrat invited Raw-Edges Design Studio, Front, Benjamin Hubert | LAYER, Christien Meindertsma, Jo Nagasaka, Claesson Koivisto Rune and Jonathan Olivares to create projects with Solid Textile Board and Acoustic Textile Felt.

Vertical Waves: Kvadrat stand

With Vertical Waves, Doshi Levien ingeniously plays with the idea of ‘Dance of Aesthetics’ – what Raas Lila, the names of the studio’s new textiles, translates into in Hindi. An immersive exploration of the colours, materials and the tactile textures of Raas and Lila, the stand comprises undulating and overlapping textile loops of architectural scale combined with wood, metal, perforated mesh and concrete.

Still Frames: Kvadrat Showroom

Raas and Lila tell an exceptional colour story and Still Frames invokes this with abstract wave-like forms featuring the two upholstery textiles. Moving around the installation, fragments of lines and shapes create dynamic, lyrical compositions – moments frozen in time. These elements keep popping into view, through the lens of tinted glass: a play of intersecting lines and fabric, set against contrasting polished gold surfaces. 

Really exhibition: Circular by Design

Seven visionary designers have created illuminating projects for Kvadrat and Really. Each explores the potential of Really’s Solid Textile Board and Acoustic Felt – materials made from upcycled end-of-life Kvadrat textiles – for furniture and interiors. The works also investigate the changing landscape for textiles, together with the great opportunities that will come with the shift to the circular economy.

STRUCTURES: Kinnasand Showroom

Our flagship Kinnasand showroom in Milan, designed by acclaimed architect Toyo Ito, hosted an inspirational collaboration between Berlin-based Studio Greiling and Kinnasand LAB. STRUCTURES offers a thought-provoking exploration into the experience of rugs and furniture. Comprising a series of benches, ottomans and daybeds made from powder coated steel tubes, STRUCTURES sees the structure beneath each rug as a tool.