Pause 4 is a colour update of the versatile cotton upholstery textile Pause, which is designed by acclaimed Finnish designer Satu Montanari. The fabric’s refreshed colour scale combines 16 strong new tones with 27 original hues to create a comprehensive palette, which can be described as a ‘colour explosion’. Refined yet relaxed, Pause 4 is constructed using a rep weave and has a precise structure. The cotton used for Pause is mercerised, which means that it is stronger and features a more pronounced sheen than traditional cotton. As a result, it has an elegant matt yet slightly shiny look. In addition, Pause is also treated with a dirt repellent treatment for easier maintenance. The palette for Pause 4 particularly stands out for its exceptional range. It covers the entire spectrum and includes colours with very different characters, such as bold highlight tones, neutral shades, subtle nuances and natural notes.
- Material: 100% cotton
- 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.