the revolving room by patricia urquiola for kvadrat + moroso
the revolving room by patricia urquiola for kvadrat + moroso the revolving room by patricia urquiola for kvadrat + moroso
jun 23, 2013

the revolving room by patricia urquiola for kvadrat + moroso

the revolving room by patricia urquiola for kvadrat + moroso
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‘the revolving room’ is a special installation by patricia urquiola which celebrated the designer’s first textile collection with kvadrat; as well as her 2013 (and existing) furniture products for italian manufacturer moroso. approximately 50 three-sided fabric covered panels were positioned around the perimeter of moroso’s milan showroom during design week, revealing embroidered graphics (both abstract and concrete forms) as they randomly turned, offering a visual and audio playground for visitors.


patricia urquiola discusses the influences for the work
video courtesy of kvadrat


patricia urquiola’s furniture pieces for moroso were displayed within the kinetic installation
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urquiola has developed a curtain and upholstery collection for kvadrat which consists of six designs: ‘grid 1 + 2’, ‘matrix’, ‘memory’, ‘drops’ and ‘winding’, all of which combine sophisticated color, tactility and a strong sense of depth and volume.


‘grid 1+2’ and ‘memory’ have been realized as upholstery textiles, while ‘matrix’ can be used for both furniture applications as well as for curtains. ‘memory’ has a heightened tangibility and resilience. woven with bouclé yarns, the thickness of the threads vary to create a textured surface–the background is the less dense layer of the fabric, in which contrasting colors emerge. finally drops’ and ‘winding’ are conceived as window coverings decorated in colored strips that run from selvedge to selvedge, and which pop against a transparent background.

abstract embroidered graphics were revealed as the panels moved in a cyclical motion
photo by alessandro paderni


general view of ‘the revolving room’
photo by alessandro paderni


‘klara’ chair and ‘clarissa’ armchair by patricia urquiola for moroso on display
image © designboom


up close look at one of the embroidered images
image © designboom


room with philips luminous textile panels
photo by alessandro paderni




behind ‘the revolving room’, a series of philips luminous textile panels were set-up, covered in the new fabrics, projecting a short film depicting the slow motion movement of revolving objects to further emphasize this notion of ‘randomness’ in combination with the order and continuity found within textile production.





drawing of ‘the revolving room’
image courtesy of patricia urquiola, kvadrat, moroso

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