Waterborn is a groundbreaking sustainable microfibre textile designed by Aggebo & Henriksen for Kvadrat.
It is said to make much less of an impact on the environment than conventionally produced microfiber fabrics, which rely on solvent to extract polyurethane. Waterborn, on the other hand, is made without solvent. The innovative production process recycles warm water in a closed system. This results in 70% less water consumption, and 35% less CO2 being generated, compared to typical microfiber production methods.
Waterborn is available in 39 classic and colours.
Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968 and now holds a leading position in the European market of design-textiles supplying renowned architects, designers and furniture manufacturers throughout the world, for use in upholstery and curtains. The company continuously seeks to push the aesthetic, technological and artistic boundaries of textiles, working with a roster of the world’s top designers, architects and artists including Alfredo Häberli, Peter Saville, Akira Minagawa, Tord Boontje, David Adjaye and Olafur Eliasson