Kvadrat Encircle Fabric
Encircle, designed by Karin an Rijlaarsdam for Kvadrat is a sculptural upholstery textile with a meticulous expression. It explores the delicate irregularities of natural surfaces and landscapes inspired by the crafts of Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire. Encircle unites a naturally irregular bouclé yarn and a plain-dyed background yarn. This construction gives the upholstery a detailed look: intricate irregular circles appear to pop out of its surface. Like leaves, each one is unique.
Karin an Rijlaarsdam
Dutch designer Karin An Rijlaarsdam, a graduate of the Academy of Arts in Utrecht, works across several fields, including interior design, textile design, product design, and color design. She travels extensively across the world and often finds inspiration in her surroundings.
“I am obsessed by textures; exploring a soft 3-dimensional texture with a handmade feeling for a textile design or a smooth ultra-matte and natural finish for a lighting fixture excites me. The texture defines the skin that brings the object alive. It is generous and represents its uniqueness and personality.” – Karin An Rijlaarsdam
Karin An Rijlaarsdam is the Creative Director and founder of CLOUD-9 design - a studio focused on creating sustainable designs with a positive environmental and social impact. She works with a roster of leading global design brands, such as Apple, Beats by Dr. Dre, Capellini, and Kvadrat.