“Knit!”, is the title of the current project by Kvadrat that is soon to be presented at the “3daysofdesign” from September 3 to 5, 2020. Originally, the presentation was to be showcased at the Salone del Mobile in April, but it had to be postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic. So naturally the 28 participating artists, designers and architects are now all the more delighted that they will finally be able to show their works to the public. What’s more, there will also be a digital presentation to coincide with the physical show in Copenhagen. Renee Merckx, Creative Director at textile corporation Kvadrat Febrik is one of the curators of “Knit!” and explains that “the idea was to form an international group to create individual works with Kvadrat's knitted fabrics and to exhibit them on a joint platform.”
The other curators are Jeffrey Bernett, founder of design firm CDS, journalist, curator and art historian Johanna Agerman Ross, Anniina Koivu, who works as a design journalist, curator, consultant and teacher, and last but not least Njusja de Gier, Senior Vice President Marketing at Kvadrat. Each curator selected figures from across the various disciplines for the collaboration from designer duo Studio TrulyTruly via fashion designer Ayzit Bostan through to artist Camille Blatrix, and was subsequently at hand to support the creative process. “We wanted to include as wide a field of design as possible,” explains Merckx. The briefing stated no conditions other than the fact that a fabric from Kvadrat’s collection of knitted textiles was to be used. The finished objects could not be more different: With “Conversation Series” Adam Goodrum created a series of seats inspired by the Victorian love seats and real eyecatchers thanks to the fabrics being color blocked. Paola Sakr came up with a tableware collection called “Sundays” using Kvadrat textiles to fashion the molds. “A Trifle of Colour” by Yinka Ilori is a hybrid between a chair and a bench that fosters social interaction between people while allowing for the recommended distance occasioned by the pandemic. All the works can be seen live from September 3 either as a digital interactive presentation or as a physical show in the Kvadrat Showroom in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn district.
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