Gorgeous curtains, colourful wall hangings, or a well-made couch – these are some of the finer details that make a world of difference in transforming a dreary space into an inviting one. Danish textile design company Kvadrat is among the leaders of European quality textile brands, and since 1968 they have been providing artists, designers, and architects around the world with the highest quality materials for their projects. With over 150 designs and 2200 colourways influenced by their Nordic roots, Kvadrat is adaptable to the most diverse of projects, whether it involves upholstery, rugs, curtains, or anything else the long list of clients might dream up. Their durable and timeless work attracts attention across many sectors, and just a few of their well-known clients include Moma in New York, the Gherkin in London, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and Saint Laurent Paris. With international showrooms in Copenhagen, Stockholm, London, and Milan, Kvadrat is firmly rooted in the high-end design world, but their work also infiltrates the everyday realms with their presence in the healthcare, hospitality, and transportation industries.
Kvadrat operates with the idea that commitment to quality means more than just producing attractive goods, however, and that true greatness involves many unseen details. An enthusiasm for innovation has kept the company exploring new technologies for improving and defining spaces. Since 2006 they have been manufacturing acoustic panels called Soft-Cells for use in promoting sound control and encouraging productivity in spaces. Also indispensable to Kvadrat’s identity is the company’s strong commitment to addressing environmental issues: many of their products feature EU Ecolabels, a third-party certification ensuring that the products meet strict environmental standards, and they have publicly announced goals to get even more of their products certified. With their sights set on becoming one of the top five Architecture and Design brands in Europe and Asia, they recently adopted a direct role in the manufacturing of their textiles, which gives them even better handle to complete the nearly 3000 building projects they are involved in each year.