Imbued with a range of identity and emotion, Kvadrat's innovative contemporary textiles push the boundaries of aesthetics, technologies, and functions by collaborating with leading designers, architects, and artists.
In collaboration with the renowned Danish design brand, Luminaire invites you to experience the sensation of soft surfaces at our newly unveiled exhibition in Chicago. Exhibited within a forest of vertical structures, a cascading chromatic story evolves which juxtaposes textures and hues so that material is disassociated from form to highlight the nuances of each textile.
The exhibition, occurring on the third level of Luminaire's Chicago showroom, highlights Kvadrat's innovative positioning in the design world by highlighting the company's history, collaborators, and mission for a sustainable future through video elements. This media component is complemented by a tactile exploration of numerous textiles poetically arranged to offer a colorful analog counterpoint that further illuminates the digital assets presented in the exhibition.
The colorful nature of the exhibition reflects a key tenet of Kvadrat. For them, color is a treasured ingredient in their range of textile products and they continuously refresh their approach to color design, always striving to lead the way in this field.
Established in Denmark in 1968 Kvadrat and Luminaire share a guiding vision that good design of the highest quality enriches people's lives. Both companies are positioned as pioneers, continually striving for the best in good design through cooperation and curiosity. The company has deep roots in Scandinavia’s world-famous design tradition and seeks to further this heritage through social responsibility and consideration for the environment.
From the beginning, respect for the environment has been a defining pillar of Kvadrat. The design brand uses the latest technology to enhance the quality of its products and reduce their environmental impact. Kvadrat owns weaving mills in England, Norway, and the Netherlands which allows them to retain tighter control on emissions, waste, and resource use throughout the entire production and design process. In keeping with their belief that longevity is at the core of sustainable design, the textiles are created using only the best raw materials so that they are made to last and have the least possible impact on the environment.
Through close collaboration with the world's finest artists, designers, architects, and manufacturing partners, Kvadrat pushes the boundaries of textile design and innovation. The design brand continuously explores new ideas for the usage of materials and techniques in design and manufacturing. Among their collaborators are world-renowned figures such as designers Peter Saville, Patricia Urquiola, and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, architect David Adjaye, fashion designer Raf Simons, artist Thomas Demand, and many others.