Kvadrat Waterborn Fabric
Waterborn is a groundbreaking sustainable microfibre textile designed by Aggebo & Henriksen, which makes much less of an impact on the environment than conventionally produced microfibre fabrics. It is made from pure microfibers and has no woven core, which makes it very soft and easy to work with. It also performs exceptionally well with regard to embossing and ability to mould to furniture.
Sporty and luxurious, Waterborn is made from a combination of polyester and polyurethane. The thin fabric has a very short pile, which gives it a precise, smooth and even surface. Thanks to its high polyester count, it can be washed at 60ºC.
Aggebo & Henriksen
Mathilde Aggebo and Julie Henriksen are one of Denmark’s most innovative design duos. They have worked together since 1991, exhibited at the Charlottenborg spring and autumn exhibitions, and received the Danish State Art Foundation’s grant several times. They often use a systematic method to focus on detail and magnify it many times over. For example, their portfolio includes stage curtains for the Queen’s Hall in ‘Diamanten,’ the new annex of The Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen. While researching, they discovered some original Hans Christian Andersen manuscripts and used printed fragments of his handwriting for the stage curtains, made from Divina fabric by Kvadrat. To Aggebo & Henriksen, what matters most is the ability to change perceptions. Good design, they say, is like an intriguing riddle: It is about being able to see something every day and crafting it to become something unique.