~ Hallingdal 65// Kvadrat reinterpretations

Kvadrat has been around for some time (established in Denmark in 1968) & their textiles have been used in a wide variety of interiors including landmark architecture such as the Gherkin London, Guggenheim Museum – Bilbao, private homes, hospitals, airports and trains.
Martín Azúa's Puppet chair is the first of several reinterpretations of Kvadrat's iconic woolen fabric. To be presented at this year's Salone del Mobile, Spanish designer Martín Azúa's Puppet chair is a reinterpretation of Kvadrat's Hallingdal 65, an iconic woolen textile first designed in 1965 by Nanna Ditzel. 
Azúa's chair is part of a larger project, in which the Danish textile manufacturer has invited seven international curators to select design talents from seven key regions. The open brief presented each curator with the task of selecting designers that would reinterpret Hallingdal 65, developed more than 45 years ago, in a modern context.  
Invited designers include Fredrikson Stallard, Simon Hasan, Glithero, Raw Edges, Philippe Malouin, delangeléon, Pauline Deltour, Benjamin Graindorge, Constance Guisset, Jean-Baptiste Fastrez, François Mangeol, Ionna Vautrin, Martí Guixé, Mermeladaestudio, Miguel Vieira Baptista, Henrik Tjærby, David Taylor, Sofie BrÜnner, Mads Hjort, Studio Greiling, Front, smallprojects, Ministry of Design, mischer'traxler studio, Adrien Rovero, Katrin Sonnleitner, Bless, Jonah Takagi, Jonathan Olivares, Todd Bracher, and Stephen Burks.

The installation will be presented at the Jil Sander showroom in Milan during the Salone del Mobile, April 17 - 22, 2012.

Welcome by Mermeladaestudio

'Hallingdal Table' by Fredrikson Stallard

'pushing the boundaries of textile application and giving design talent all over the world a chance to showcase their work'
Color Falls by Troels Øder Hansen

 'How could I choose just one color?
There are so many fine ones ..
and is tomorrow's most orange or blue?

My inspiration came when I was sifting in Hallingdal swatches.
- I hereby give the opportunity to experience the diversity of several
Colors in a piece of furniture
.' Troels Øder Hansen (Dull Days.dk)

Images of Puppet chair courtesy Domus
Images of Colour Falls courtesy of dulldays