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Kvadrat Divina Mélange 3 Fabric

by Finn Sködt
for Kvadrat

Kvadrat Divina Mélange 3 Fabric

by Finn Sködt
for  Kvadrat

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Divina Mélange 3 is a vibrant piece-dyed woolen uphol­stery textile remi­nis­cent of felt. Cheer­fully simple, it comes in a fresh, versa­tile palette by artist and designer Finn Sködt. Compact, comfort­able and extremely smooth, Divina Mélange 3 expresses colors and the shape of furni­ture partic­u­larly well. It is constructed by weaving the yarn in a simple binding after which it is subjected to pres­sure and high temper­a­tures. This milling process, which is often asso­ci­ated with fine tailor­ing, trans­forms the mate­r­ial from coarse to a soft and uniform, felt-like surface.

Produced by piece-dyeing a dark or light grey mélange, the textile’s color palette perfectly reflects Finn Sködt’s pure aesthetic. The new color scale combines signa­ture nuances, such as hot pink, forest green and Finn Sködt’s favorite ultra­ma­rine, together with chalky notes and neutral shades. These are metic­u­lously picked from the designer’s exten­sive colour library of hand-painted samples, docu­ment­ing the colors that he has used in his paint­ings for decades.

Finn Sködt

DENMARK 1944 - 2019

Finn Sködt trained as a graphic artist at the Graphic Institute of Denmark, Copenhagen. After spending some time at the Aarhus Academy of Fine Arts, he worked with textile design, graphic design, painting, sculpture, and color composition from his home and workshop in Helgenæs, Denmark. Sködt was renowned for his exceptional ability to find and blend colors. He created upholstery and curtain textiles for Kvadrat in the early 1980s, favoring transparent colors and inspired by his multi-disciplinary background.

The style of his graphic art, as well as his textiles, are pure and aesthetic and often feature his favorite color: Ultramarine blue, as seen in the Kvadrat fabric collection, Divina Melange 3.

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