Kvadrat Foss Fabric
Foss from Kvadrat is an upholstery textile with a vibrant yet simple expression. Created by Norwegian textile designer Tone Barnung and colored by Danish designer Louise Sigvardt, it unites natural and man-made materials. Three to four different mélange or unicolored yarns – in different thicknesses – are combined in each colorway. The shiny viscose and thick linen yarns give the surface of Foss a subtle shimmer. Foss also has a tactile feel in addition to its sophisticated luster. Though it is primarily made of wool, it offers the tactile dry touch usually associated with pure linen textiles.
Louise Sigvardt is a co-founder of the acclaimed Bunn Studio, a Copenhagen-based design studio working across multiple disciplines, including art direction, furniture design, interior design, and industrial design. She graduated from the acclaimed Kolding Design School in Denmark, where she studied fashion design. She realized her passion for textiles while researching their many areas for application. Her process begins with a story, a feeling, a place, or a graphic expression. She then evolves and translates these sources of inspiration into patterns, colors, and finally, finished designs. In recent years, she has collaborated with international brands such as Kvadrat and celebrated fashion brands, Everlane and Marimekko. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards and showcased in leading international magazines.