On the occasion of Milan’s Salone del Mobile, the renowned, family-run textile brand Kvadrat has invited a number of internationally acclaimed designers who, under the guidance of seven curators, were commissioned to reinterpret one of Kvadrat’s most iconic upholstery fabrics, Hallingdal 65, in a modern concept.

Among the 32 designers from across Europe, USA and Asia were some of today’s best and brightest talents in product and industrial design. Henrik Tjærby, David Taylor, Sofie BrÜnner, Mads Hjort, and Front, were among them.

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Hallingdal 65, Kvadrat’s first textile, has become the archetype ofwoollen textiles. The durable upholstery fabric was originally designedin 1965 by Nanna Ditzel. Hallingdal 65 is made of wool and viscose,which are the perfect complement to each other: the wool providesexcellent durability and flexibility, whilst the viscose adds brillianceand depth to the colour. Both materials are dyed before they are spun,which highlights the rich texture of the fabric. The fabric comes in 58colourways and the versatile palette includes neutral and strong aswell as vibrant primary colours. To this day, it remains one of the bestselling textiles of the Kvadrat collection.”

‘Hallingdal 65? was on view between 17 – 22 April on Milan’s Via Luca Beltrami and was also be presented during the ICFF fair in New York (18 – 22 May) in Jil Sander Showroom.

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