Published on : Monday, September 26, 2016
The renowned British/Indian design duo Doshi Levien has launched their first curtain collection for Kvadrat, playing with light, shape and layers. To celebrate the launch during London Design Festival, Doshi Levien created Pilotis, a naïve futuristic and architecturally formed installation for Kvadrat’s London showroom working with textured, smooth and perforated textiles.
Taking their cue from architectural textures, pointillism and le Corbusier tapestries, the four new textiles have a gentle futuristic twist. Rocket and Fiction are knitted curtains with a high-tech, engineered look in a soft colour palette, while the jacquard woven Utopia has a distinctly architectural feel and the refined, luminous twill curtain Lake is slightly iridescent, acting as a calm backdrop.
Doshi Levien said, “We wanted to create technical fabrics but with soft architectural colours. We researched Le Corbusier’s tapestries and paintings in the city of Chandigarh and were inspired by the brightly coloured buildings that faded in the sun over time, making the colours dusty”.