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  • 22 June - 29 June 2018
    New Project at Beirut Design Week

    we are showing two prototypes of our newest project 'inwastement' during "beirut design week"

    Beirut Design Week

  • 15 June – 26 August 2018
    Exhibition

    our projects 'offsets' and 'perspective boxes' are part of the exhibition "Design Without Borders" at the New Budapest Gallery in Hungary

    New Budapest Gallery

  • 28 March - 05 Oct. 2018
    Exhibition

    we developed the matzah baking kit for the exhibition "to go - new designs for Jewish Ritual Objects" at the Israel museum, Jerusalem.

    the Israel museum - exhibition information

  • 2018
    aquisition: the idea of a tree

    we are very happy that the Museum of applied arts (MAK)Vienna acquired our 'the idea of a tree' machine and bench for their permanent collection.

    MAK Vienna

framed

celebrates the fabric by framing it

framed for Kvadrat’s Hallingdal 65 – Project, celebrates and highlights the classic Hallingdal 65 fabric by framing it. Several sheets of fabric are clamped within wooden frames and form colourful elements of furniture, like the backside of a shelf or the upholstery of a bench. Since the fabric itself is very beautiful, it is kept as pure as possible and held in position through pressure and friction. Using pressure and friction has the advantage of easy changeability, as the fabrics can be swapped without complicated handling. Moreover it allows complete disassembly in all different material components for recycling. Grey is chosen for the wooden structure to ensure that the fabrics are the only colourful ingredients for the furniture. Like in a three dimensional collage the pieces of cloth are roughly positioned in a light and playful way. The resulting interior objects emphasize the used fabric as the main component and allow flexible arrangements of layers and colours.

main image above – image credit: Angela Moore for Kvadrat

concept sketch

framed bench for kvadrat

detail of the bench
image credit: Angela Moore

framed uses pressure and friction in order to allow flexible arrangements
and easy disassembly into all different components.

 

some smaller models

working on the colour selection and combination

refining colour selection

making of prototypes

  • material

     

     

    Kvadrat Hallingdal fabric, oak, grey varnish

     

     

  • dimensions

    the final size depending on the length of the fabric

     

    wall shelves varying from

    40 x 30 x 15 cm up to 80 x 32 x 15 cm

     

    bench: 120 x 44 x 46 cm
    stool: 56 x 44 x 46 cm

  • curated by

    Hans Maier-Aichen

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