Neri & hu construct a neutral backdrop for kvadrat's textile range at Salone Del mobile 2016
Chinese design duo Neri and hu were commissioned to capture the spirit of the textile manufacturer by constructing an emotionally charged space that would affect visitors on a subtle and intuitive level. The exhibition titled ‘the cut’ consisted of numerous fabrics displayed in various formats, through furniture, rugs, and modular wooden storage units. The framework of the stand was constructed entirely from wood, creating a harmonious backdrop to the vibrant patterns displayed in the exhibition. Colored inserts contained within the surface of the roof established an abstract composition overhead. Furniture pieces were presented in an orderly fashion, including chairs and rugs that used a neutral palette. The textiles were neatly stacked on glass shelves, which acted as small Burts of color upon the peaceful setting. The space was intentionally made to act as primitive and suppressed, in order to celebrate the exceptional colours and textures that define kvadrat. Colored inserts contained within the surface of the roof established an abstract composition overhead. The framework of the stand established a harmonious backdrop to the vibrant patterns displayed in the exhibition.