Kvadrat Arda Fabric
Arda, designed by the Swedish design studio Front for Kvadrat, is a knitted upholstery textile that recreates complex natural forms, structures, surfaces, and colors found deep in the wild. The tapestry-like expression of Arda changes to reflect the surrounding environment. Arda is primarily constructed from a natural woolen yard – a renewable source – using an innovative manufacturing process. This process reduces water consumption by 80 to 90%. Arda is suitable for upholstery and vertical applications. Consequently, it is ideal for commercial as well as residential usage.
Front is a Swedish design group led by Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren. Their work is based on common discussions, explorations, and experiments, and they collaborate in all projects, from initial ideas to the final product. Their work often communicates a story to the observer about the design process, material, or conventions within the design field. They have made a constantly changing interior, created objects with explosions, robotic furniture, and a range of furniture inspired by their fascination with magic.
Work from Front forms part of the permanent collections of many prestigious institutions such as the MoMA in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the London Design Museum, Vitra Design Museum Germany, M+ Hong Kong, Rhösska Museet, and the National Museum in Stockholm. They also collaborate with leading furniture brands, including Vitra, IKEA, Moroso, Moooi, and Kartell.