upholstered jib stools by peter marigold for kvadrat divina exhibit
 
upholstered jib stools by peter marigold for kvadrat divina exhibit
apr 23, 2014

upholstered jib stools by peter marigold for kvadrat divina exhibit

upholstered jib stools by peter marigold for kvadrat divina exhibit
all images © casper sejersen courtesy peter marigold

 

 

 

in celebration of ‘divina’, one of its most widely used textiles, kvadrat invited 22 international designers during milan design week to reinterpret the fabric for a unique exhibition. a series of products — from umbrella-like structures to stacked cushions — have also been developed for the temporary installation, conceived by designers including max lamb, philppe nigro, martino gamper, and anton alvarez. named after one of the main sails on a boat, the ‘jib’, the stools by designer peter marigold are made with individually upholstered parts, which can be brought together in different combinations, as though choosing and comparing swatches of fabric samples.

upholstered jib stools by peter marigold for kvadrat divina exhibit

 

 

during assembly, the parts become asymmetrically arranged so that one seems to be jumping onto the next. ‘one of the challenges of working with the divina wool is its density, which can look very bulky or lumpy along seams if applied as upholstery,’ explains marigold. ‘I intended the stool legs to appear as solid blocks of colors and did not wish for the seam lines to interfere with the feeling of the geometry.’ the units can be adapted to incorporate longer parts to could create a bench, for example, using the same design language.

upholstered jib stools by peter marigold for kvadrat divina exhibit

detail of the ‘jib’ stools in different divina color combinations

 

 

overview of the divina exhibition by kvadrat

upholstered jib stools by peter marigold for kvadrat divina exhibit

different structural arrangements

upholstered jib stools by peter marigold kvadrat divina exhibit

upholstered jib stools by peter marigold for kvadrat divina exhibit

 detail of the divina textiles used for the project

upholstered jib stools by peter marigold for kvadrat divina exhibit

production process

upholstered jib stools by peter marigold for kvadrat divina exhibit
 images show the groove being cut into the structure, giving the dense fabric seams relief to lie flat

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