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Divina: Every colour is divine

Kvadrat celebrates Divina during Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan 2014

A special exhibition showcasing 22 contemporary interpretations of Divina by international designers.‘We didn’t choose the name for nothing – we used it because it gave some inspiration as to which colours we could put into the scheme. Every colour is divine, if you ask me – every colour is nice. It’s only a question of using them right or wrong.’ Finn SködtIn celebration of Divina, one of its most iconic textiles, Kvadrat has invited 22 international designers to reinterpret the fabric in the context of contemporary design and to create a one-of-a-kind piece. The exhibition will be presented in Milan during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, 8 – 13 April 2014.
Divina is known for its extraordinary range of colours, first createdin 1984 by the Danish painter and graphic artist Finn Sködt and regularly updated by him ever since. It is a full-cloth textile with a smooth, directionless and uniform surface, very similar to the properties of felt. Divina translates as ‘heavenly,’ or ‘divine,’ and the name has been chosen because of the way colours can be expressed in the material. It is one of the finest products in Kvadrat’s range for showing-off colours in all their glory. The textile comes in three different variations: Divina (56 colours), Divina Melange (25 colours) and Divina MD (27 colours).
Finn Sködt, now 70, still continues his practice from his studio in Denmark; he is most noted for his instinctive understanding of colour. Sködt first worked with Kvadrat in the 1970s on their visual identity, soon after the company was founded, and later designed patterns and colour ranges for textiles such as Divina.

kuadrat-GarlandsGarlands by Studio Minale-Maeda.

kuadrat-Guadalupe-DaybedGuadalupe Daybed by Bethan Laura Wood

kuadrat-Muller-van-SeverenDay Bed by Muller Van Severen

kuadrat-Bagpacker-Silvia KnüppelBagpacker by Silvia Knüppel
Divina MD_colour wheel_all colours
Colour chart 2015

 

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