Remix 2 is an elegant woollen upholstery textile created by acclaimed designer Giulio Ridolfo. A colour update of Remix, it comes in new seductive, subtle colours inspired by women’s couture, as well as tones from the original palette that capture a sense of men’s tailoring. Intriguingly, it appears unicoloured from a distance but reveals subtle details and colour contrasts, when seen from closer up.
Featuring a plain, tight and minimalistic weave, Remix is made from melange yarns, and, consequently, offers exceptional colour depth. These yarns comprise up to three colours and, as two differently coloured yarns are used to create every colourway, each combines up to six hues. This combination creates a lively play of irregular colours across the fabric.
Giulio Ridolfo: “Remix shows how beautiful a yarn can be and projects a strong sense of craftsmanship.”
The palette for Remix 2 includes 21 new colours, as well as the 28 shades from the original colour scale, which range from burnt reds and oranges to charcoal notes. The new colours inspired by women’s couture include subtle hues, such as wheat, dusty blue and white, and bolder tones, such as gold and pink. These shimmer and reveal subtle nuances as the light, or the perspective of the viewer, changes.
Many of Remix 2’s colourways complement those of Canvas, another fabric crafted by Giulio Ridolfo for Kvadrat. The textiles share key characteristics: they are made from wool, are material dyed and combine colours in a similar way. However, whilst the fabrics have important attributes in common, each has a very distinctive personality: Remix 2 features a tighter weave, and therefore it expresses colours in a more subtle and minimalistic way than Canvas.
Versatile Remix 2 is suitable for both contract and private use: it is very durable and, as a result, offers a long-life span. Furthermore, it is certified according to the EU Ecolabel, and has a high content of renewable fibres. Consequently, it is appropriate for those looking for a textile with a reduced environmental impact; for instance, architects or interior designers working with LEED certified buildings.
Since graduating as a Master of Fashion Design, from the Domus Academy in Milan in 1985, Giulio Ridolfo has amassed a wealth of experience as a textile and colour advisor to the clothing, footwear and interior design industries. He has collaborated with many of the world’s leading fashion and design brands, including: Tods and Hogan, Gianfranco Ferré, Moroso, Vitra, Fritz Hansen and Salone del Mobile. He has been working with Kvadrat since 2004.
Giulio Ridolfo’s methodology and colour compositions are far from traditional. He bases his work around the expression of an attitude or a choice. This results in the development of highly personal and distinctive colour palettes.
90% wool, 10% nylon 138 cm wide 49 colours
- Material: 90% wool, 10% nylon
- Light fastness: 5-7
The importance of textiles
Textiles make an impression and create atmosphere, they influence our perception of furniture and space. When we interact with furniture, upholstery completes the experience. Curtains transform rooms, they influence light and acoustics. Kvadrat is attuned to the appearance and function of textiles, to create a product that takes part in and influences modern design culture. It is our ambition to push the boundaries of textiles and of modern and contemporary design whether it be aesthetic, technological or artistic. We work closely with designers, architects and artists to achieve this.
Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968. The headquarters has always been located in Ebeltoft, Jutland. Kvadrat is owned and managed by the two families Rasmussen and Byriel. The second generation took over in July 2000. Kvadrat develops high quality modern textiles and textile-related products for both architects to specify in public spaces and for the private consumer for the home.
Our products reflect a commitment to colour and simplicity, along with the desire to develop textiles based on innovation and experimentation in design. Our textiles have become integral to some of the worlds most spectacular architecture and the most visionary furniture design being created today. This positioning is a huge opportunity, yet at the same time a great responsibility; a responsibility that requires us to take an active role in modern design culture and to take part in shaping and creating its future. Our fabrics are for you to innovate, to design, to create.