Close knit

Introducing ‘Re-wool’, the new upholstery textile designed by Margrethe Odgaard that re-uses Kvadrat yarn spinners' leftover wool

Following on from the end-of-life fabric recycling initiative first established by Max Lamb, Really and Kvadrat in 2017; alongside the second iteration of Kvadrat's ‘Circular by Design’ project at Salone del Mobile earlier this year, the Danish textile brand will release a new type of recycled wool at Orgatec 2018 (23 - 27 October).

Designed by Copenhagen-based Margrethe Odgaard, ‘Re-wool' typifies and extends Kvadrat's commitment to renewable design, embodying beauty, function, and forward-thinking in equal measure. Here, Odgaard discusses her idea ‘to create both an honest and environmentally friendly textile with a poetic feel'. Indeed, the fabric is a rich melange of colours, stitched onto darker backgrounds, creating an almost three-dimensional play when stretched across furniture.

At Orgatec (a trade fair for the modern working world in Cologne), ‘Re-wool’ will be joined by two other new Kvadrat textiles, ‘Hint’ and ‘Glow’, both designed by Giulio Ridolfo; and a new laminated surface for Really’s ‘Solid Textile Board’. §

Writer: Elly Parsons

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.