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Kvadrat is launching Solid Textile Board – a hard, flexible and, crucially, reusable material made purely from end-of-life fabrics and offcuts. Could this circular process spell the end of textile waste?

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The design duo's Open Home collection for John Lewis launched this month. Debika Ray spoke to them last year at their London studio about design, architecture, resolving disagreements and their exploration of Indian classical music

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Monday, 19 September 2016 08:01

Highlights: London Design Festival

Birthday celebrations for B&B Italia and Brompton Design District, new showrooms for Fontana Arte, Salvatori and Sé, and Below Stairs intrigue in Sir John Soane’s kitchen – all at LDF this week

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With her fantastical wardrobe and exuberant patterns, the east London designer was always going to get noticed. But behind the giant fruits and rainbow eyeliner is a thoughtful artist well able to control the noise, says Riya Patel

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"There's just too much shit design," the self-proclaimed "design pastor" tells an audience at Design Indaba in Cape Town. Christopher Turner was there

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Monday, 01 December 2014 02:00

The Icon Awards trophy

The trophy that the Icon Awards winners will recieve this week were designed and made by Anton Alverez on his thread-wrapping machine. Watch him at work in his studio and read our interview with the designer

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 14:57

Anton Alvarez

The designer is using his thread-wrapping process on ever larger projects, as well as one work on a smaller scale: this year's Icon award

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 09:53

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Knit

The Bouroullecs have spent ten years designing for Kvadrat, but they've never before done a textile for the Danish company. At their Paris studio – where they sit daily at desks facing each other – Ronan and Erwan explain how they got to grips with textile design for their latest project, Knit.

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Friday, 27 June 2014 14:59

Richard Hutten: Layers Cloud chair

Hutton has created a chair inspired by the Arizona desert that is made of 840sq m of Kvadrat's Divina range of fabrics

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Friday, 27 June 2014 14:44

Bethan Laura Wood: Guadalupe Daybed

Working with Kvadrat's Divina range of textiles, Wood has created a brightly coloured daybed inspired by Mexico

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Friday, 27 June 2014 12:13

Divina for Kvadrat

When Kvadrat invited 22 designers to create one-off pieces using its felt-like Divina textile, the results ranged from workwear to daybeds, says Laura Snoad

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Thursday, 15 May 2014 13:58

Raf Simons for Kvadrat

Danish company Kvadrat has called on one of the biggest names in fashion – Christian Dior's Raf Simons – to create its latest range of home textiles. But it's the weavers at a mill in Huddersfield who are bringing the company's designs to life on a daily basis

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The British designer's furniture series for Dzek showcases his own engineered stone – a nougat-like composition of four types of Italian marble

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014 14:06

Lina Bo Bardi’s Bowl Chair

As the Italian-Brazilian architect's reputation grows ever brighter, Arper has delved into the archives to create a limited-edition of her unrealised 1951 Bowl Chair

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Friday, 25 October 2013 16:42

Olafur Eliasson for Kvadrat

Olafur Eliasson and landscape architect Günther Vogt have created an artwork at the headquarters of Kvadrat that recalls earlier times and a much colder climate.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013 16:45

PearsonLloyd: Reflective design

After years of staying out of its clients’ spotlight, PearsonLloyd’s recent exhibition at Great Western Studios gave its founders a chance to reflect on their body of work.

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Friday, 12 July 2013 12:28

Patricia Urquiola: Chairs for Moroso

The Spanish architect and designer thinks that it's never been a more interesting time to be a furniture designer.

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Inspired by the mechanics of a guitar, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have designed a minimalist curtain system they say a child could install.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012 10:03

Milan Furniture Fair: Hallingdal 65

The iconic Danish wool-and-viscose fabric was stuffed, boiled, hardened, but above all celebrated by a series of international designers for an eclectic exhibition by producer Kvadrat at this year's Milan Furniture Fair. 

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Monday, 21 December 2009 10:22

Thomas Demand

Germany’s complex national psyche is explored with paper and scissors in Thomas Demand’s searching show, says Sophie Lovell.

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