Patricia Urquiola Debuts Textile Collection for Kvadrat

Patricia Urquiola Debuts Textile Collection for Kvadrat

At last month’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, Kvadrat launched its first textile collection with Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. The collection includes six abstract curtain and upholstery designs.

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Patricia Urquiola’s debut collection of curtain and upholstery fabrics for Kvadrat combines sophisticated colours, tactility and a strong sense of depth and volume.

Ideal for hospitality venues and private homes, the collection includes three upholstery fabrics called Grid 1, Grid 2 and Memory, two curtain fabrics called Drops and Winding, and another design called Matrix, which can be used as both curtain and upholstery fabric.

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With the exception of Memory, the fabrics offer a unique play of seemingly random shapes, made from smaller elements, which are arranged on a grid.

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Upholstery textile Memory has a particularly tactile, resilient and irregular expression. It is constructed with boucl© yarns that play across its surface. In the areas where these yarns are less dense, the background layer of the fabric emerges.

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The curtains, Drops and Winding, feature subtle, colored stripes that run from selvedge to selvedge.

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The collection was presented for the first time at the Salone del Mobile within an installation at Moroso’s Milan showroom. Called The Revolving Room, the installation was designed by Urquiola and showcased a series of slowly revolving, three-sided fabric panels that created a dynamic, vibrant environment that constantly changed as the panels rotated.

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About the designer: Spanish-born and Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola began her partnership with Moroso in 1998 when she was asked to produce designs under her own name, making Moroso the first manufacturer to produce her work. Since then Urquiola has been working with Moroso, designing not only furniture but also her first US interior project- the New York City Moroso store. Over the years, Patrizia Moroso, creative director and Urquiola have become great friends and Patricia designed Patrizia's home in Udine.

About the manufacturer: Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968 and has deep roots in Scandinavia's world famous design tradition. Kvadrat continuously works to expand the aesthetic, technological and artistic boundaries of the use of textiles through a long series of collaborations with some of the world's best designers, architects and artists, among others Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Akira Minagawa, Tord Boontje, Alfredo Häberli, Peter Saville, David Adjaye, Thomas Demand and Olafur Eliasson.

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