The celebrated collaboration between Kvadrat and Peter Saville opens a sensorial, thoughtful new chapter this autumn with the launch of Technicolour – a craft-orientated, sculptural collection that visually and haptically translates the industrial processes in textile production.
To mark the launch, Peter Saville, a long-term creative consultant for Kvadrat, has conceived a presentation that will be unveiled at the company’s flagship showrooms during the design fairs this autumn. Insightful and playful, it explores the narrative of the collection, which arches from agricultural to industrial, and reminds us that nature is not just a place to visit – it’s our home too.
Controlled accidents and traces of the reality of nature are expressed throughout Technicolour, which exemplifies Peter Saville’s eye for articulate colour compositions. The collection has its roots in the curiosity he’s always had about the random industrial-coloured markings on sheep which he first observed on family holidays in Wales. Peter has likened this to ‘rural graffiti’.
Technicolour comprises an upholstery, three rugs and two curtains. The upholstery and the rugs are meticulously crafted from the finest wool – which is naturally coarse – and reference, through seemingly haphazard colours and rich tactility, the character of stock-marked fleeces. At the opposite end of the haptic scale, the curtains in the collection are woven from smooth, subtly iridescent Trevira CS.