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Sabi textile range by Louise Sigvardt for Kvadrat

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Swatches of Kvadrat's Sabi textile upholstery in a deep orange colour with similarly coloured objects

Dezeen Showroom: Sabi is a woolen upholstery textile from Danish brand Kvadrat, which plays with the perception of colour, textures and layers.

Created by Copenhagen-based designer Louise Sigvardt, the Sabi textiles use a traditional dobby weave and are crafted with yarn made from virgin wool and post-industrial recycled wool.

Swatches of Kvadrat's Sabi textile upholstery in a deep orange colour with similarly coloured objects
The textiles are crafted with a classic dobby weave and made with both virgin wool and recycled wool yarn

The virgin wool has been used for the coloured thread while the recycled wool, which is sourced from UK yarn spinner Wooltex, is dyed in darker tones to create a dynamic depth.

Sigvardt conceived the idea of Sabi when renovating her own home, in which she became interested in layering colours and textures.

“I have worked with colours and combinations that emerge when you peel the layers of what you immediately see, both literally and figuratively,” explained Sigvardt.

Swatches of Kvadrat's Sabi textile upholstery in a rich magenta and woody brown colour
Sabi is informed by the layering of colours that Sigvardt discovered when renovating her own home

To encapsulate the meeting point between past and present, Sabi uses a rich palette of vivid colourways that blend contemporary colours with shades typical in the 1970s and 1980s.

The combination of these colours gives Sabi its visual depth and creates a multidimensional effect.

“As you move towards the textile, it reveals different levels until, finally, individual colours emerge,” explained Kvadrat.

Swatches of Kvadrat's Sabi textile upholstery in a vivid, forest green and light green colour
Sabi plays with the perception of colour through its blend of darker hues with vibrant colours

Colourways included in the collection range from Mellow Butter, Acid Green and Camel Brown to Sour Lavender and Prima Magenta.

Sabi forms part of Kvadrat’s 2021 Fall collection, which features a series of textiles that embody the brand’s values of visionary design, colour accuracy, engineering excellence and functional performance.

Product: Sabi
Designer: Louise Sigvardt
Brand: Kvadrat

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