«The concept we have created focuses on materiality, which is the heart of Kvadrat». This is how Erwan Bouroullec defines the new headquarters that, together with his brother Ronan, they have designed for the textile firm in Copenhagen.
It is a 795 square metre space located in Nordhavn, the creative centre of the Danish capital, which serves as both a showroom and an office and research centre, all designed by Flos Scandinavia. In the same place that once occupied a warehouse - the area is close to the port - the new exhibition space has been conceived by the French designers as a large art gallery, with white walls and full of natural light that penetrates through the wide glass walls on three sides. In the centre, Kvadrat fabrics hang from aluminium rails that allow them to be adapted to different configurations.
This simplicity, complemented by sober cement floors and oak details, was the aim of the Bouroullec brothers, who were looking for a space «without colours, only with materials». In this architectural project we can find the following Flos' luminaires: Aim, The Running Magneta and Kelvin Edge (desk support).
Images: © Michel Giesbrecht