Interwoven: Kvadrat Textile and Design
Tord Boontje, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Denise Denise Hagstömer, Hettie Judah, Sevil Peach, Zoë Ryan, Peter Saville, Joel Tettamanti, Rosemary Trockel, Jane Withers
Edited by Hettie Judah and produced by Violette Editions
Published by Prestel (Autumn 2013)
Designed by Graphic Thought Facility
Hardback, 208 pages
200 colour illustrations
29 x 29 cm (h x w, square)
£35.00 / US $55.00 / CAN $60.00
In electrifying colour and exquisite detail, this survey of Kvadrat, the renowned Danish textile company, tells its complete story from inception to collaborations with world-famous visual artists and designers.
Since its foundation in 1968, Kvadrat has nurtured important relationships with an evolving creative community, collaborating with and supporting designers, architects, artists, and performers. This beautifully designed volume celebrates the textiles of Kvadrat, drawing a thread from its deep roots in the coastal landscape of Denmark through its engagement with aesthetic pioneers of the twentieth century. Filled with color photographs and fascinating texts, the book highlights specific themes that characterize Kvadrat's association with the likes of Tord Boontje, Sevil Peach and others; its influence in the field of textile design in homes, offices, and entertainment venues; and even follows a herd of Icelandic sheep reared by artist Olafur Eliasson from birth through sheering. Interwoven is the definitive history of a highly influential organization and its indelible imprint on the world we inhabit.
Kvadrat has been a leader in the field of textile innovation since its founding in Ebeltoft, Denmark, in 1968. A progressive design company, it produces contemporary textiles and textile-related products for architects and designers in public spaces and for private homes. The company regularly collaborates with the world’s finest creative talents in projects that push the boundaries of textile manufacturing and application.