Kvadrat Husk Fabric
Designed by Marc Thorpe for Kvadrat, Husk is a knitted textile with a three-dimensional ribbed structure. The design is inspired by the architecture of corn husks, which Marc encountered in the fields of Northern Italy during his travels. The three-dimensional ribs, which seem to run random in thickness of five to ten millimeters, run parallel to the selvage, giving Husk an exceptionally comfortable expression. When upholstered on larger pieces of furniture, the stripes would be horizontal.
Husk is constructed with two colored yarns that unite to create a uniform mélange. Stitching runs on either side of the ribs in a subtly contrasting or tone-on-tone hue, making eye-catching details that emerge under close inspection.
Due to its knitted construction, Husk is exceptionally stretchable and softly clings to the curves and organic shapes of furniture. It is well-suited for both private and public areas.
Marc Thorpe Design was founded in 2010 by architect and industrial designer Marc Thorpe. Marc is known globally for his innovative and dynamic work, meticulously integrating architecture, technology, and design.
The studio conceptualizes designs in various fields, including architecture, interior design, graphic design, furniture design, product design, retail, and exhibit design.
Marc Thorpe Design focuses on the systemic intersections a project presents. To discover a project’s potential, the studio works closely with clients to foster new ideas and establish a shared vision and innovative strategies to nurture the design process. The studio offers itself as a system open to exchange. Thorpe has dedicated the studio to research, professional practice, and education in architecture and design.