Design Centre Stories

Technicolour Dream

British designer Peter Saville has once again collaborated with Kvadrat on a collection of textiles – and this one has a woolly story about its origins.

Technicolour – an upholstery fabric, three rugs and two curtains – is named after the multi-coloured spray-paint that farmers use on sheep to help identify them in the flock. Savile liked the incongruity of the bright colour – he calls it “rural graffiti” – against the completely natural wool, and used that idea to develop the new products. For the fabric and rugs, a highly textured, coarse wool is woven through with flashes of colour, rather like sheep moving in a blur through a field, while the sheer Trevira curtains come in single colours or a rainbow stripe, with a subtle iridescence.

Kvadrat, Ground Floor, Centre Dome


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