Northern X Kvadrat Curated Collection

Specially selected to provide inspiring choices to our customers

We are starting this year by introducing our new curated Northern x Kvadrat collection of textiles and colours, specially selected by Design Directors Morten Skjærpe Knarrum and Jonas Norheim to provide inspiring choices to our customers.

Knowing textiles play a fundamental role in how we perceive a space, the curated collection was hand-picked to mix and match texture and colour across our range of upholstery furniture.

” Working with a prestigious leader within design innovation as Kvadrat with their commitment to produce quality and contemporary textiles for architects, designers and private consumers across the world makes us certain it is a perfect match for us and our vision.” – Morten & Jonas

The collection includes eight different designs:

  • Reflect
  • Brusvik
  • Remix 3
  • Atlas
  • Steelcut Trio 3
  • Fiord 2
  • Canvas
  • Vidar 3

“I wanted to play with colours and rethink the concept of melange. Together with Kvadrat, we chose to pair hues that are very close in the colour scale to give much more volume to the texture, which results in a powerful monochromatic effect. Most importantly, Reflect is crafted from 100% recycled fibre and still able to provide such a soft hand.” 

Reflect is a sophisticated twill weave upholstery textile made from recycled polyester, with a natural expression and a particularly tactile touch.

Reflect is made of 100% recycled post-consumer plastic bottles. Recycled polyester has a natural expression and a particularly tactile touch. Unusually for a textile crafted from recycled fibres, Reflect has a particularly delicate and soft hand. Made from recycled polyester, it offers excellent functional performance, as well as a full scale of vibrant colours.

Reflect is a‘faux-uni’: initially, it appears monochromatic but, under closer inspection, reveals a dense diagonal weave which combines two different colours. Its twill woven construction – identical to that of Relate – references to the world of fashion and captures a sense of movement. The versatile palette for Reflect expresses confident colour combinations by combining warm notes with closely related nuances. Reflect is suitable for contract and private use.

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Classic and timeless fabric made of sustainable wool

Crafted by Innvik in Norway, Brusvik is a classic and timeless fabric made of sustainable wool for Northern. The contrasting nuances within each color creates a dynamic play when applied to our furniture. Brusvik is a good choice for both private and public spaces.

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Intuition, knowledge and respect for mother nature were key for the process of dyeing with natural Indigo. The only way to translate this into Western organised dyeing processes was by working on a reduced but resonating colour range of yarns, on a scale from red to blue. Working on this was a wonderful journey, during which the essential yarn of Remix was fundamental for creating the desired shades of blue and other naturals.”

Remix 3 is an elegant upholstery textile distinguished by exceptional depth of colour available in 72 sophisticated colours. Remix 3 looks unicoloured from a distance but reveals subtle details and colour contrasts when viewed close-up. The textile features a tight, minimalistic weave, and derives its lively colour play from a combination of two different mélange yarns, which each combine up to three hues.

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With Atlas, unlike other mélanges, the colours are not blended in the fibres. Instead they are expressed, pattern-like, through the structure of the material.

Woollen upholstery textile Atlas particularly stands out for its new mélange expression and meticulously nuanced colour blends. Atlas was created to deliver a pioneering mélange look and designer Margrethe Odgaard has achieved this with a construction that unites two different coloured yarns – each of which combines two colours.

With Atlas, unlike other mélanges, the colours are not blended in the fibres. Instead they are expressed, pattern-like, through the structure of the material.

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Steelcut Trio is a hardwearing woollen upholstery

Steelcut Trio is a hardwearing woollen upholstery textile with the same construction as Steelcut. Originally designed by Frans Dijkmeijer, it comes in updated colourways crafted by Giulio Ridolfo.

The three-dimensional surface of Steelcut Trio resembles small pyramids or steel points. Despite the complexity of the textile’s innovative weave, it has a simple, precise expression. Steelcut Trio is yarn-dyed and made from 3 differently coloured yarns.

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Woollen upholstery textile with a subtle three-dimensional look

Fiord is a versatile woollen upholstery textile with a subtle three-dimensional look. Originally designed by Norwegian designer Tone Barnung, it comes in refreshed colours created in collaboration with Louise Sigvardt.

The cons truction of Fiord combines a mélange yarn with a unicoloured yarn that creates pearl-like dots that play across the textile’s surface. This sophisticated expression reflects a key source of inspiration behind the design: moonlight glittering like pearls on the rippling waters of a Norwegian fjord.

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Particularly well-suited to large surfaces

Canvas is a vibrant woollen upholstery textile created by Giulio Ridolfo. Particularly well-suited to large surfaces thanks to its pronounced structure, it features a soft weave and an expanded palette inspired by the landscapes of Skagen, Denmark.

The melange yarn used to craft Canvas combines three colours, with six hues in every colourway. The textile offers exceptional colour richness and an intriguing expression. From a distance, it has the calm surface of a unicoloured textile. But, get closer, and shimmering colour nuances, delicate contrasts and an elegant structure emerge.

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Vidar has a deep, tight, large-grained texture that lends itself particularly well to the graphic use of colour in upholstery.

Woven from bouclé yarns with a regular loop size, Vidar has a deep, tight, large-grained texture that lends itself particularly well to the graphic use of colour in upholstery. Originally designed by Fanny Aronsen, Vidar has been re-coloured by Raf Simons, with shades ranging from fresh jade green, raspberry pink and iris blue through to brick and earth tones, and easy neutrals. The gentle satin surface finish of the weave contrasts with the deep shadowy tones in the depths, giving a multifaceted richness to the intense colours in the range.