Kvadrat, a leading Danish high-quality textile company opened its first showroom in Tokyo, Japan to compliment its expansive global network.
Kvadrat are displaying their entire collection along with the company’s other brands; Kvadrat/Raf Simons, Kinnasand and Kvadrat Soft Cells acoustic panels.
Kvadrat/Raf Simons is a recently launched premium extension of the Kvadrat collection under the creative lead of Raf Simons, Creative Director of Dior Women, offering luxurious contemporary upholstery textiles and accessories for the home.
Kinnasand originates from Kinna in southern Sweden. Drawing on over 200 years’ of experience the company produces subtle yet clear Nordic textiles and carpets for contemporary homes. All products are made from the very best materials and characterized by individuality and attention-to-detail.
Kvadrat Soft Cells offers flexible acoustic solutions. The patented acoustic panels are durable, sustainable, flexible and simple to install and allow architects and designers to create aesthetic environments with perfect sound conditioning.
Anders Byriel, Kvadrat CEO, commented, ‘We have been working closely with renowned Japanese architects including Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma for projects around the world. Our showroom in Tokyo will give us the chance to deepen the relationship and engage in a more direct dialogue with the Japanese A&D community’.
Tokyo’s undisputed high fashion district Minami-Aoyama is the backdrop for the 80 m² space. The corner building features a glass facade which introduces a view into the Kvadrat universe.
The showroom is as much a testament to Kvadrat’s outstanding contemporary design portfolio and values, as it is to Scandinavian functionality and paired down, warm aesthetics. Solid bright ash wooden floors form the basis. A curtain tracking system offers a unique opportunity to influence the space, both for those inside and outside. The large windows provide the perfect conditions for showcasing Kvadrat’s diverse textile collection, while allowing a flexible play on transparency and interaction with street life outside.
Kvadrat’s existing international showrooms include Milan, designed by Alfredo Häberli, Stockholm and Copenhagen, designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, London, designed by David Adjaye and Peter Saville as well as 23 other locations globally.
The official opening of Tokyo showroom will took place on 08 October 2014. As part of the celebrations, international renowned Argentinian-Swiss Alfredo Häberli has presented his new upholstery collection for Kvadrat.
Kvadrat Japan showroom
Aoyama 346 #103
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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