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Kvadrat Patio Outdoor Fabric

by Karina Nielsen Rios
for Kvadrat

Kvadrat Patio Outdoor Fabric

by Karina Nielsen Rios
for  Kvadrat

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Kvadrat’s Patio Outdoor, designed by Karina Nielsen Rios, is an uphol­stery textile devel­oped for the outdoors, which offers excep­tional color vibrancy. It is made with a highly durable, specially devel­oped Trevira CS yarn. A result of 3 years of inten­sive research, Patio features a fluo­ro­car­bon-free, envi­ron­men­tally focused finish, which is water-repel­lent and fast-drying. It also provides resis­tance against chlo­rine, seawa­ter, and arti­fi­cial weath­er­ing and is flame-retar­dant. In addi­tion to its tech­ni­cal features, it also stands out for its soft touch compared to other outdoor fabrics.

Patio is suit­able for all outdoor spaces and other areas, like spas and indoor pools, where high humid­ity and chlo­rine are a factor. In addi­tion to furni­ture, it can also be used for screens, para­sols, and umbrellas.


Karina Nielsen Rios


Karina Nielsen Rios studied refined weaving and textile design at The Danish Design School, the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, and various other colleges.

Her work combines excellent aesthetic knowledge and craftsmanship with an innovative curiosity about high-tech materials and cutting-edge textile product development. She has incorporated materials such as stainless steel, recycled plastic, and paper into her weavings. Karina Nielsen Rios’ style is sleek and coolly Scandinavian, with great attention to detail and the technical aspects of weaving (both by hand and as an industrial process).

In 2008 the Karina Nielsen Rios Collection was presented by Kvadrat at the Orgatec Fair in Cologne, Germany. Unusual for a Kvadrat designer, Karina Nielsen Rios has developed a collection where the variation lies not in color but in the structure of the yarn and the construction of the weave. When designing the collection, Rios focused on how the yarn twisted and the possibilities this created for the weaving process.

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