Raf Simons / Kvadrat

Glenn Sestig Architects created the retail units for Raf Simons' fabrics at Kvadrat

Glenn Sestig Architects created the retail units for Raf Simons' fabrics at Kvadrat

 As soon as I heard that industrial designer turned fashion designer Raf Simons (Dior's creative director) was creating a range a fabrics for danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat with Peter Saville creating the identity for the range, I was on board! So lets take a look.... 

A detail of the cabinet shows the Raf Simons for Kvadrat identity, by Graphic Thought Facility with Peter Saville

A detail of the cabinet shows the Raf Simons for Kvadrat identity, by Graphic Thought Facility with Peter Saville

Raf Simons graduated in industrial design before launching his menswear label in 1995. Part of his intention in creating the Kvadrat/Raf Simons collection was to bring the aesthetic sensibility of the fabrics he used in his fashion collections into interiors spaces.

Simons has used the strong, industrial tones that he favours at Dior, mixing dark colours with vivid shades of pink, red, yellow and green. The 'Pillar' collection is also made from mohair

Simons has used the strong, industrial tones that he favours at Dior, mixing dark colours with vivid shades of pink, red, yellow and green. The 'Pillar' collection is also made from mohair


I am active as a fashion designer, but in my head, the way I see things, the way I think about things and the way I create things is not isolated within the thinking process of a fashion designer
— Raf Simons

The new mohair 'Argo' fabric

The new mohair 'Argo' fabric


As much as I make clothes, I’m always thinking about other things besides clothes that still represent the idea of creation, whether they’re furniture, fabric or interiors. At the same time I have my feet very deeply into the art world — there’s no day I’m not looking at art, there’s no day that I’m not reading about art
— Raf Simons

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The result of the Kvadrat/Raf Simons collaboration will be presented in London mid February. 

Images Courtesy of Kvadrat

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