Nordhavn sends a textile message
by Fabian Peters | 12/8/2017
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec not only dream up textile designs for Kvadrat. They have also for the second time designed the label’s Copenhagen flagship showroom.
Named after the iconic Japanese city, Tokyo is an upholstery fabric designed by Helene Vonsild. It has a simple, dusty expression and features a tactile wavelike structure. This is inspired by the grooves made with rakes in gravel at Japanese temples.
A chenille yarn is woven into the fabric, which gives Tokyo its distinctive structure. Unusually, it does not have the chequered expression that typifies most yarn-dyed fabrics.
Instead, it has the pronounced colour-depth, ‘glow’ and calm surface more usually associated with mélange textiles.
The irregular, rhythmic play of parallel ribbed lines across the surface of the textile is calm yet dynamic.
The hues Helene Vonsild has crafted for Tokyo are inspired by the Japanese capital, as well as the country’s nature.
Tokyo is suitable for a wide range of contract applications, as well as private homes. Thanks to its neutral colour range it works well with a wide assortment of styles and designs.
polymide / nylon (PA)
shades of yellow
shades of violet
shades of blue
shades of grey
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