Kvadrat Coda 2 Fabric
Designed by Norway Says, the fabric combines a graphic, textured surface and sophisticated colours to very lively effect: from a distance it appears monochrome, but when seen from closer up it reveals a second colour.
Made from wool, Coda is woven in two layers, with each in a different colour: it is the hue of the base layer that is surprisingly revealed as the viewer approaches the textile. This distinctive construction also serves to accentuate the three-dimensional character of the fabric and the rhythmic pattern of its bold texture.
The design group Norway Says is a multidisciplinary studio producing everything from furniture designs, textiles, and electronics to lighting and porcelain. The trio, comprised of designers Espen Voll, Andreas Engesvik, and Torbjörn Anderssen opened their design studio in Oslo in 2002. At this time, they gained recognition as a leader in a growing movement of young Norwegian designers adopting an international approach. In 2009, the studio split into two different businesses; Anderssen & Voll and Andreas Engesvik, both of whom continue to work with a roster of international clients. They have won several awards, including The Honors Award for Design Excellence from the Norwegian Design Council.