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Kvadrat
Willow

Design: Alfredo Häberli

2011

stylepark-id: 08.2412.00565

Willow

01 product description

Product description

Willow is an innovative upholstery textile constructed from renewable materials, created by the acclaimed designer Alfredo Häberli. Offering strong environmental credentials, the fabric stands out for its sense of depth, tactile structure and sophisticated colour scale. Made from a blend of wool and hemp, Willow has a beautiful natural look and combines the best character-istics of both materials: the hemp gives the fabric strength, whilst the wool provides fire resistance, comfort and an elegant, smooth surface. In addition, as the hemp and wool absorb colour differ- ently, they combine to create a graceful play across the surface of the fabric, which reveals subtle nuances as the perspective of the viewer changes. Alfredo Häberlli: 'It was the idea to create a fabric that appears reserved and intangible from a distance, which reveals a totally new quality when given a second glance.' Designed to complement the natural look of the fabric, Willow's elegant palette has a non-dyed beige as its base shade. To create the other 12 colours in the colour scale the non-dyed fabric is piece-dyed into natural tones, such as aubergine and anthracite grey, and brighter hues, such as turquoise. These nuances give the textile an intriguing character: on one hand it appears fine and sensitive, on the other, colourful and bright. Ideal for home and contract use, Willow shares many colours with the other textiles designed by Alfredo Häberli for Kvadrat, and combines well with all of them. Thanks to its distinctive expression and long life span, it is particularly well suited to the hospitality sector and interiors characterised by sustainable materials.

02 dimensions/weight


overall dimension  
width
1400 mm

03 technical data


Finish  
Fabric width
to 160 cm
Fabric colour
unicoloured

04 Tags

Alfredo Häberli Articles, Alfredo Häberli Products, Kvadrat Articles, Kvadrat Products

05 Articles about Kvadrat and Alfredo Häberli

Comfy chair with a fur collar

Comfy chair with a fur collar

What happens if fashion and furniture embark on a relationship? We’ve made a few matches for you from among the novelties at the Milan Salone and the catwalk couture for the coming winter season. All just coincidence?

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In the good-life lab

In the good-life lab

As regards design, Denmark certainly has its finger on the pulse of things. Is this anything more than a re-edition of Danish Modernism? Are objects being made sustainably inside Denmark? A trip to “3DaysofDesign” in Copenhagen provides the answers.

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Simply divine: Kvadrat’s fabric festivities

Simply divine: Kvadrat’s fabric festivities

It’s 30 years since Finn Skjödt premiered “Divina” for Kvadrat. To celebrate the fabric’s jubilee the Danish textile manufacturer has put together an exhibition for which it asked 24 designers to interpret the fabric in their own personal way.

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06 Glossary

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