Interdisciplinary designer Raf Simons may have stepped down from the helm of Dior, but he’s back on form with his third collection for Danish design company Kvadrat. Premiered at a special exhibition in Galerie Thomas Schulte in Berlin, the Kvadrat/Raf Simons collection features three new textiles – Reflex, Pulsar and Fuse – which are also complemented by a range of richly textured pillows and throws.
Distinguished by the innovative blending of colour and sculptural materials for which he is highly regarded in the fashion world, the playful fabrics work in unity to offer a suite of complementary tones, weaves and textures. The new textiles feel intimate to touch and are warm in texture thanks to their unique blend of wool and mohair, whilst the throw is made from pure camel’s wool, adding a fresh tactility to contemporary interior schemes.
The inventively designed Reflex, Pulsar and Fuse were named in reference to the musical world, with the bold intervals of the stripes seen as a reflection of rhythm and harmony. Simons instinctive flair for combining colours are evident in the fresh and contemporary colourways – a palette of cobalt blue, fiery red, sharp lemon yellow and powder pink, as well as a range of greys and neutral tones.