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April 3, 2014
Originally published in Modern Today
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Modern World
For its annual exhibition during Milan Design Week, Kvadrat invites young designers like Anton Alvarezto reimagine uses for its Divina wool fabric.
modern fabric textile kvadrat Milan Salone Werner Aisslinger
Werner Aisslinger for Kvadrat
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modern fabric textile kvadrat Milan Salone Muller van Severen
Muller van Severen for Kvadrat
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modern fabric textile kvadrat Milan Salone Bethan Laura Wood
Bethan Laura Wood for Kvadrat
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modern fabric textile kvadrat Milan Salone installation
Anton Alvarez's Kvadrat installation in process. For more on Alvarez's work, read his story from Dwell's May 2013 issue.
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The Danish textile brand Kvadrat tapped Swedish-Chilean designer Anton Alvarez—of Dwell’s Young Guns class of 2013—for its annual exhibition at Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile. For his installation, Alvarez adapted his hallmark thread-wrapping machine. The automated industrial process binds together basic furniture with colored, glue-soaked string. In this iteration, he substituted brightly hued textile paint for glue, using it to saturate Kvadrat’s Divina wool thread as it wraps a curved structure.

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