Published on : Monday, January 15, 2018
For the special occasion of imm Cologne, Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi have skilfully reimagined Kvadrat’s stand at Design Post Cologne. Featuring a minimalistic wooden framework that incorporates rows of textile-covered panels on three sides, these panels work like blinds that can be tilted horizontally to reveal glimpses of the interior. Alternatively, they can be flipped vertically to create a more intimate, closed space.
GamFratesi say, “The Design Post space is a combination of shared areas and private showrooms. The idea was to create a system that clearly identified Kvadrat from the outside through the use of fabric. The flexible system offers two solutions for different activities: private for meetings and work, or more open during the different events.”
Colourful Kvadrat textiles and rugs will be displayed on a volume at the heart of the stand, between a table and a lounge area. In addition, one wall will unite vibrant combinations of large swatches of fabric. The novelties presented here will be San by Louise Sigvardt, Melange Nap by Akira Minagawa, Instill by Maharam, as well as Mingled Plaid and Segmented Stripe designed by Paul Smith for Maharam.
Another focal point for this winter is a range of new sumptuous rugs from Kvadrat. Silhouette, Glory and Lattice along with a new look at Bravoure, are all crafted by Design Director Hella Jongerius.
STRUCTURES is a unique collaboration between Berlin-based Studio Greiling and Kinnasand LAB to be presented during imm, which explores 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; an architectural support that lifts the rug from the floor to a new height, elevating it into a new dimension: furniture.
Katrin Greiling said, “Creating this limited series of furniture for the Kinnasand LAB project, I aimed to bring the textures and richness of the rugs closer to the hands and body, enabling visitors to the Kinnasand stand to experience the character of each individual rug.”