Started in 2014, the collaboration between Kvadrat and Raf Simons is built on a mutual appreciation for fine craftsmanship. The collection is based on materials that both reflect Kvadrat’s commitment to quality, and Raf Simons’ refined elegance.
The first Kvadrat/Raf Simons collection received its debut public airing unannounced in January 2014, in an appropriately fashionable setting when textiles from the collection were used in Raf Simons’ highly acclaimed menswear collection in collaboration with artist Sterling Ruby. In 2015 Kvadrat/Raf Simons upholstery designs graced the Paris runway on more than one occasion, when Raf Simons presented his A/W 2015 and A/W 2016 menswear collection, at the Christian Dior Couture show A/W 2014—15 and Christian Dior Ready To Wear A/W 2015.
The new Kvadrat/Raf Simons collection unveiled with a special exhibition at the National Academy of Design in New York. This fourth collection from Raf Simons and Kvadrat draws once more on the designer’s passion for modern and contemporary art: in this instance, the subtle use of colour associated with Pointillism, the artistic technique originating with Impressionist masters as Georges Seurat, Paul Signac and Vincent van Gogh in the late 19th century.