Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 Fabric
Kvadrat’s first textile Hallingdal has become the archetype of woolen textiles. The very durable upholstery fabric was originally designed in 1965 by Nanna Ditzel and is now available in a version with an updated color scale: Hallingdal 65.
Hallingdal 65 is made of wool and viscose, which complement each other well: the wool provides excellent durability and flexibility, whilst the viscose adds brilliance and depth to the color. Both materials are dyed before they are spun, which highlights the rich texture of the fabric.
Nanna Ditzel is an iconic figure of mid-century Danish design. Like many of her contemporaries, she began as a cabinetmaker. After graduating from the School of Arts and Crafts and The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1946, Ditzel went on to design timeless pieces of furniture, jewelry, and textiles. Her work embraced the latest production and material innovations of her time with designed objects which utilize a broad spectrum of materials, including fiberglass, wicker, and metal. Ditzel’s work often made use of color and organic forms and is widely celebrated for its timeless functionality. This quality is never more apparent than in her classic textile design Hallingdal 65 for Kvadrat, which has remained in constant production and widespread use since its launch in 1965.