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exhibition Hallingdal 65 32 designers exhibit innovative creations with Kvadrat fabric 1 2 4 3 the hallingdal 65 exhibit was shown at the Jil Sander showroom in Milan (1) in april. For the show, todd bracher designed a chair called hadr (2); German designer katrin Sonnleitner was inspired by the fabric’s bright color palette for her seat called Cocco (3); and Jonathan olivares designed an aluminum-frame chaise (4) for the fabric to simply drape over. For many, including Contract’s editor in chief, the highlight during Salone Internazionale del Mobile week in Milan was the Hallingdal 65 exhibit and opening party at the Jil Sander showroom. Danish textile maker Kvadrat celebrated its first and most iconic fabric, Hallingdal 65, by hosting an exhibit in which 32 designers interpreted new uses of the textile. It was a combination of fresh, young design talent and experimental ideas—with a global influence—that made for an exciting and inspiring show, which traveled to the Jil Sander showroom in New York for one week in mid-May. Overseen by executive curators Patrizia Moroso, art director at Moroso, and Giulio Ridolfo, textile advisor and designer at Kvadrat, and curated by Tord Boontje, Ilse Crawford, Søren Rose, Constance Rubini, Hans Maier-Aichen, Jeffrey Bernett, and Andre Fu, the program challenged the designers to create new objects and applications with Hallingdal 65, a 1965 design by Nanna Ditzel, known for its durability and rich color palette. Bernett curated the work of American designers Todd Bracher, Stephen Burks, Jonathan Olivares, and Jonah Takagi. “Given the global context, cultural significance, and creative minds involved, this is one of the more important projects I have been involved in,” Bernett says. Bracher created a handwoven chair called Hadr. “Kvadrat achieves its unparalleled color and quality by dying each yarn individually,” Bracher says. “Therefore, I wanted to communicate the care Kvadrat takes in every strand.” —John CzarneCki MAY 2012 152

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - May 2012

Contract - May 2012
Industry News
Coming Events
Exhibition: Coverings
Exhibition: Highlights from Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Product Focus: Enlivening the Flexible Office
Product Focus: A Collection to Define 21st Century Herman Miller
NeoCon® Preview
Hospitality’s Influence in Workplace Design
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Campus
Steelcase Office and Work Café
Shlemmer Algaze Associates
Red Bull Amsterdam
Grey Group Roof Deck
Knoll, East Greenville Headquarters
The Metrics of Distributed Work
Tools: Pinterested, by Design
Exhibition: Hallingdal 65
Designers Select: Office Furniture
Ad Index
Exhibition: Lasvit Liquidkristal by Ross Lovegrove

Contract - May 2012