‘kvadrat basecamp’ by atelier takagi image © angela moore

washington-based designer jonah takagi of atelier takagi has created ‘kvadrat basecamp’ for the danish textile manufacturer kvadrat. the furniture piece envelopes a wooden frame with the woolen textile, creating a micro-environment. the asymmetrical structure forms a canopy over the hallingdal-upholstered mattress. a vertical block of blue elongates the piece, giving it a more relaxed, horizontal aesthetic. in the form of vintage camping gear, the daybed is a playful room within a room.

‘kvadrat basecamp’ was exhibited as part of the kvadrat hallingdal 65 exhibition at the jil sander showroom during milan design week 2012. designed by nanna ditzel in 1965, the hallingdal fabric was the first to be produced by kvadrat, and has since been updated with a new color scale known as the ‘hallingdal 65’. in celebration of the material’s success, the danish company invited a new generation of 32 designers to create new works which use the textile and explore new applications for it.

see designboom’s coverage of other projects featured in the exhibition: raw edges: selvedge and philippe malouin: hardie stools

atelier takagi: kvadrat basecamp the hallingdal 65 textile is draped over the wooden frame  image © angela moore

atelier takagi: kvadrat basecamp sketch