With sustainability always high on the agenda at Milan Design Week, Danish textile titan Kvadrat has approached seven designers with a challenge: to create furniture from end-of-life textiles. In a new take on its 2017 exhibition which focused on works by Max Lamb, each designer’s offering explores the potential of Really’s upcycled solid fabric board.
Through inventive new work from Benjamin Hubert, Front, Jo Nagasaka, and Jonathan Olivares, alongside the three designers seen here – Christien Meindertsma, Claesson Koivisto Rune and Raw-Edges – the showcase investigates the changing landscape of textiles, and its move towards a circular economy.
In this film, we watch as the three designers take on mastering different aspects of the textile – from its versatile size to graphic qualities – answering Kvadrat’s question: ‘what possibilities open up when end-of-life becomes the start of a new life?’
18-22 April; Via Palermo 1; Writer: Elly Parsons