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Kvadrat Steel­cut 3 Fabric

by Frans Dikmeijer , Giulio Ridolfo
for Kvadrat

Kvadrat Steel­cut 3 Fabric

by Frans Dikmeijer , Giulio Ridolfo
for  Kvadrat

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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.


Frans Dikmeijer

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.

Giulio Ridolfo


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.

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