Yesterday we explored the Jumbo Hostel in Stockholm. Today we take a peek at a very different aspect of interior design in the Swedish capital. Enter the Kvadrat Showroom, with a unique eco-friendly tile system designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
The system was designed specifically for this textile showroom, with a “textile walls” concept made from independent tiles that literally fold into one another. The end result is an effect which becomes integral within the textures and materials of Kvadrat’s collection, rather than simply providing a backdrop.
The simple assembly leaves Kvadrat free to alter the appearance at any time, giving way to a flexible space with an organic architecture that can grow with the collections. Doors are self-supporting mobile modules that can be moved easily. In doing so, accesses can be shifted and entire corridors transformed.
The approach also allows for soundproofing, with tiles following infinite shapes from organic to geometric. The simplicty of assembly means virtually anyone can set about creating variable geometric surfaces – bringing about weird and wonderful spaces with muffled and calm atmospheres.