Kvadrat Steelcut 3 Fabric
Steelcut 3, by color master Giulio Ridolfo, is the most recent evolution of the archetypal woolen upholstery from Kvadrat, which comes in bright, confident hues. It’s characterized by exceptional durability, tactility, and color depth. Despite the complex weaving technique used to craft the textile, it has a simple and precise – yet multidimensional — expression.
The expansive color scale by Giulio Ridolfo explores a new way to blend deep reds, violets, and greens. Steelcut 3 is inspired by still images he took on his travels in Mexico and his profound admiration of collages by Henri Matisse. It comprises a versatile selection of vivid floral hues and different earthy notes to create vibrant harmonies.
NETHERLANDS (1936 - 2011)
Frans Dikmeijer studied at the Academy of Industrial Design in Eindhoven, before he began working at Kendix textiles. From there he became Head of Design at Artex before moving onto de Ploeg textiles. By 1992 his relationship with Kvadrat had begun and he went on to create a large number of upholstery textiles for them.
Dikmeiger is often referred to as one of Europe’s leading weavers. His work perceives materials, colors and textures as an organic whole. It is fundamental for him that there is harmony within the elements. A common characteristic of Frans Dikmeijer’s woven textiles is that they radiate a logical simplicity despite the technical complexity of them.
Italian ‘color master’ Giulio Ridolfo is a highly sought-after color advisor to many of the world’s leading interior, clothing and footwear companies. In 1985 he graduated with a Masters Degree in Fashion Design from Milan’s Domus Academy and since has pivoted, working
with renowned furniture companies developing advanced color systems for textile applications. Ridolfo draws his inspiration from diverse sources such as photography, art, and fashion. He gathers images, colors, patterns, and textures, then combines these different elements and expressions until he creates something new.