Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968 and now holds a leading position in the European market of design-textiles supplying renowned architects, designers and furniture manufacturers throughout the world, for use in upholstery and curtains.
The company continuously seeks to push the aesthetic, technological and artistic boundaries of textiles, working with a roster of the world’s top designers, architects and artists including Alfredo Häberli, Peter Saville, Akira Minagawa, Tord Boontje, David Adjaye and Olafur Eliasson.
Kvadrat fabrics have been used in some of the world’s most intriguing architectural developments such as The Gherkin – London, Museum of Modern Art – NYC, Walt Disney Concert Hall – Los Angeles, Reichstag – Berlin, Guggenheim Museum – Bilbao, Copenhagen Opera House – Denmark, Yves St. Laurent – Paris and the new Opera House in Oslo.
CHARLES & RAY EAMES’ “SMALL DOT”
The husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames firmly believed in Modernism as a way of social change. They sought to bring the good life to the general public by integrating high and low art forms, modern materials, and production techniques, along with craft and design. Although visually reminiscent of the era in which they were designed, each Eames pattern projects the timelessness of the Eames design philosophy.
Charles & Ray Eames’ Circles, Crosspatch, Dot and Small Dot Patterns are available to order at Vertigo Home.
VERNER PANTON’S “OPTIK”
Legendary Verner Panton is one of Denmark’s most celebrated furniture and textile designers from the 1950’s and 1960’s. He preferred metal and plastics over wood, which embodied his belief that designers should employ the most advanced technology available. Decades after its introduction in 1968, his all plastic cantilevered chair, The Panton Chair along with other epoch making pieces, continue to influence modern furniture design.
Verner Panton textiles available to order at Vertigo Home.
ARNE JACOBSEN’S “CIRKLER”
Arne Jacobsen is to many known as a design icon of the 20th century in architecture and industrial design. While the significance of his buildings is less appreciated, his furniture and other design work have become national and international heritage. Arne Jacobsen is best known for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen and the Egg and Swan chairs for Fritz Hansen, however, very few are aware that he also produced designs for textiles.
Arne Jacobsen textiles available to order at Vertigo Home.
ALEXANDER GIRARD’S “MILLER STRIPE”
Alexander Girard is one of the 20th century’s most influential designers and architects. He achieved prominence as director of Herman Miller’s textile division from 1952 through the 1960’s. His attention to tone, texture and pattern were translated into vivid fabrics that emphasized strong forms and bold colors.
Alexander Girard textiles available to order at Vertigo Home.