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Kvadrat Encir­cle Fabric

by Karin an Rijlaarsdam
for Kvadrat

Kvadrat Encir­cle Fabric

by Karin an Rijlaarsdam
for  Kvadrat

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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.

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