The Kvadrat/Raf Simons cushion collection offers the final touches for the home, extending the designer’s aesthetic into the finer details of an interior scheme. Available in three different sizes, the carefully edited range of cushions showcases complementary textiles that allow for a wide variety of expressive combinations of colour, weave and texture.
The confident stripes of Reflex rise above the fabric’s flat-woven base, resembling 10cm-wide strips of embroidery executed in a slightly irregular yarn. This rich, soft woollen yarn leaves patches of the base colour visible through the weave, resulting in a sense of depth and complexity in its colour.
“I was fascinated by how the colouration and weaving processes in fashion textiles don’t have the same limitations as those of furnishing textiles. Working with Kvadrat, we’ve been translating the subtle colouration and texture that you’d find perhaps in a tweed or bouclé into textiles suitable for use in furniture. Because of the dense weave that is needed for furniture, the colouration becomes even more interesting, with almost a painterly impact.”
- Raf Simons
Born in Belgium in 1968, Simons studied industrial design in Genk. Inspired by the work of designers such as Martin Margiela, he moved to Antwerp, where the head of the Fashion Department at the city’s Royal Academy encouraged him to start his own label without further study.
Launched in 1995, Raf Simons menswear—informed both by classic tailoring and youth culture—had a huge impact on the style of the decade.
In 2005 Simons became artistic director of the Jil Sander label, which under his tenure became known for its vital, sophisticated modernism.
In 2012 he was named creative director of Dior Women, a position that he held until late in 2015. During his time as Chief Creative Officer of American fashion label Calvin Klein from 2016 to 2018, he has been awarded Designer of the Year 2017 for both his Menswear and Womenswear collections and for his Womenswear collection in 2018.
In April 2020, Raf Simons joined the Prada brand as Co-Creative Director, working in partnership with Miuccia Prada.
A passionate collector of contemporary art and modern design, Simons’ aesthetic is often informed by his admiration for art and he regularly engages in interdisciplinary collaborations.
87% ny uld, kamgarn / 8% viscose / 5% nylon
45 x 75 cm