Kinnarps is now launching nine new fabrics, chosen in collaboration with leading architects, interior designers and designers. A current trend the group has taken on board is art déco, with inspiration from the early 1900s. "Our new fabrics capture the market's wishes while at the same time connecting with our design history," says Christina Wiklund, head of colors and materials at Kinnarps.
In Kinnarps Color Studio there are a hundred materials and colors that offer endless possibilities for producing creative, attractive and sustainable environments. The collection is updated every third year, and it was time to do this again for 2017. "This time we wanted to bring in external architects, interior designers and designers early on in the process, so that we could listen to their wishes and requirements concerning colors and materials," says Wiklund. After a number of motivating and creative workshops, the group chose nine fabrics, which have now taken their place in the Kinnarps Color Studio. One of the fabrics is the elegant herringbone-patterned Fox, inspired by art déco and the 1920s in France. Other fabrics Wiklund is keen to mention include Liv, which resembles linen but is a functional fabric in Trevira CS, and the wool fabric Steelcut Trio, which is quite a favourite with the architects.