|Kvadrat, Wooltex Ltd, Huddersfield, England, image Joël Tettamanti|
In collaboration with Prestel, one of the world’s leading publishers in
the world of art, architecture, photography and design, Kvadrat launches
Interwoven – Kvadrat Textile and Design on 17 September at their London
showroom during the London Design Festival 2013.
Since its foundation in 1968, the Danish textile company has nurtured
creative partnerships with an evolving creative community, collaborating
with and supporting designers, architects and artists. Reflecting the
integrated working practice of the company, the book illustrates the
symbiosis between nature, manufacturing, architecture, design and art
which guides Kvadrat’s ethos, and the way that each of these diverse
elements educates and inspires the others.
‘We are delighted to have partners like Prestel and Robert Violette for this
project, which is many years in the making and came about very organically’,
says Anders Byriel, CEO of Kvadrat. ‘From the Scandinavian design roots
of our beginnings to the more international role Kvadrat is taking on in
today’s global marketplace, innovation and creative collaborations have
been a key part of Kvadrat since my father Poul and his partner Erling
Rasmussen founded the company more than four decades ago’.
Interwoven is a celebration of the wider universe which surrounds the
company, drawing a thread from its deep roots in the coastal landscape
of Eastern Denmark, through its engagement with artistic pioneers of
the twentieth century, such as Verner Panton and Nanna Ditzel, and the
leading talents of the new generation, including Patricia Urquiola,
Giulio Ridolfo, Alfredo Häberli, Raw-Edges Design Studio, Doshi Levien,
Rosemarie Trockel and Roman Signer.
Tracing the company’s founding principle to produce a machine-made
fabric without losing its artistic integrity; the book captures the origins
of the now iconic Hallingdal created by Denmark’s Nanna Ditzel.
Today Hallingdal can be found all around the world, including the
Debating Chamber of the German Reichstag. More recent projects
with Tord Boontje, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Thomas Demand
have led to collaborations with world renowned institutions such as
London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and the Serpentine Gallery as well
as the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
Interwoven brings together original essays and photographs with
previously unseen archival material and historical research in a
beautifully illustrated 200 page hardcover book. Bound in bespoke
woollen cloth, it features a foreword by Peter Saville and contributions
from Tord Boontje, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Thomas Demand,
Olafur Eliasson, Denise Hagströmer, Hettie Judah, Sevil Peach,
Matt Price, Zoë Ryan, Joël Tettamanti and Jane Withers.
In collaboration with Prestel, Kvadrat launches major
new book during the London Design Festival 2013
Notes to editors
Interwoven will be presented at Kvadrat’s London showroom
from 17 September – 20 September, 2013.
Interwoven credit details:
Editor: Violette Publications
Design: Graphic Thought Facility
Price £35 with Kvadrat textile hardcover
29 × 29 cm 272 pp, 200 col. illus. (ISBN 978-3-7913-4858-2)
Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968 and has deep roots in
Scandinavia’s world famous design tradition. Kvadrat continuously
works to expand the aesthetic, technological and artistic boundaries
of the use of textiles through a long series of collaborations with
some of the world’s best designers, architects and artists, among
others Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Akira Minagawa, Tord Boontje,
Alfredo Häberli, Peter Saville, David Adjaye, Thomas Demand
and Olafur Eliasson.