Kvadrat Broken Twill Weave Fabric
Broken Twill Weave is an upholstery textile designed by Jonathan Olivares for Kvadrat. It features a precise herringbone structure and a versatile selection of colorways inspired by an experimental house in Mexico. Made from durable post-consumer recycled material, Broken Twill Weave has a full-bodied, robust structure and produces in a way that ensures meticulous color accuracy. Due to the textile’s high Martindale rating, it is suitable for virtually all commercial and residential applications. Many of the colors for Broken Twill Weave reference elements of the landscape surrounding the experimental house. Due to this color concept, Broken Twill Weave can work as camouflage for the home by blending it into its surroundings. In performing this function, the textile will act as a bridge between architecture and nature.
Jonathan Olivares was born in Boston in 1981 and graduated from Pratt Institute. In 2006 he established his practice in Los Angeles and works in industrial, spatial, and communication design. His designs engage a legacy of form and technology, asking to be used rather than observed.
Recent projects include the installation Room for a Daybed (2016); the Aluminum Bench for Zahner (2015); the Vitra Workspace, an office furniture showroom and learning environment for Vitra (2015); the exhibition Source Material, curated with Jasper Morrison and Marco Velardi (2014); and the Olivares Aluminum Chair, for Knoll (2012). Olivares’ work has been published internationally, granted several design awards—including Italy’s Compasso d’Oro—and is included in the permanent design collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Art Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Vitra Design Museum.