raf simons kvadrat milan Milan Design Week 2019

Raf Simons and Danish textiles company Kvadrat have teamed up again on a textiles collection, which is currently on display at Millan's design fair, Salone del Mobile.

The sixth collaborative collection features in No Man's Land, an apocalyptic installation featuring prefab buildings designed by architect Jean Prouvé, with shredded textiles and real flowerbeds outside the buildings.

There is also a cafe run by London's Rochelle Canteen where visitors can lounge on the collection. In an interview with The Guardian, Simons described the installation and cafe as a space for social interaction. "It’s not a showroom," he said. "It’s an environment, a place of inspiration."

The four new fabrics created by Simons are Atom, an innovative pointillist-patterned wool bouclé with no discernible repetition; Phlox, with finger-thick ribbing inspired by corduroy; and Novus 1 and Novus 2, which take and develop an existing faded grid design of Simons'. They can be seen on the "fences" of the installation.

See Atom and Phlox up close below.

No Man's Land is at Salone del Mobile until April 14.

No Man’s Land Garage 21, Via Archimede 26 20129 Milan, Italy

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