Colour code: Rive Roshan’s ’Loom Bound’ installation brightens up Northmodern
Colours are the foreplay of experimental design studio Rive Roshan, and during this latest edition of Northmodern, Copenhagen’s foremost furniture fair, the London-based studio has created a suspended composition of textile and wood, titled ’Loom Bound’.
First seen at Salone del Mobile, the collection – created in partnership with Kvadrat – is a versatile system of simple materials, used in playful combinations to create endless modular and mobile set-ups. For its Danish debut, the installation has grown in size and offering.
Like a giant (but minimalist) version of snakes and ladders – the snakes replaced with large swathes of Kvadrat fabric – this play of colour and texture hung eight metres above the ground at the furniture fair’s Architonic area.
Among the new additions are a desk with shelves, which can easily be entwined with any ’Loom Bound’ screen, transforming it into a storage system; a high and low stool, designed to fit the organic and handmade cushions of Studio 180°; and a new modular tapestry, inspired and influenced by the cycles of nature and human life.
At floor level, a series of room partition screens interweave with Kvadrat Air backdrops, creating virtual walls. New and existing works intermingle in the central installation, while an archive section offers a ’behind the scenes’ look into the duo’s work. In another captivating play of colour and pattern, their ’Trichoric Tapestries’, designed for Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs last year, dances in the wind. Elsewhere, new kaleidoscopic lights, ceramics and glass pieces also made their official debuts.
Dutch designer Ruben de la Rive Box and Iranian-Australian design Golnar Roshan’s animated interplay of texture and colour is nothing if not spirited.