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.
Umami is a durable upholstery fabric, which comes in three vibrant yet calm expressions. Named after the fifth primary taste, all the versions of Umami are made from wool. Each is constructed with a different weaving method and, as result, has a distinctive surface structure.
Umami offers many combination opportunities, as its three expressions combine multiple colours in each colour setting. While the colourways for Umami are understated, some feature bold, contrasting tones. These can be emphasised by using complementary colours in the same room.
Umami 1 was the starting point for the other two designs. Constructed with a plain weave, it has the most precise, densely woven design. It has a black and a very light grey yarn in the warp and two contrasting colours in the weft.
Louise Sigvardt: ‘With Umami I wanted to create textiles, which reflect how we choose a piece of clothing. The colours are inspired by Scandinavian nature and the nuanced palettes of Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi.’
Made from 90% wool, Umami is hardwearing. Consequently, it is well-suited to contract use. It also works well in private homes.
|Fabric width||to 160 cm|
polymide / nylon (PA)
shades of orange
shades of red
shades of blue
shades of grey
shades of brown
shades of beige
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