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Fuorisalone 2014: Spotti presents Kvadrat / Raf Simons




This Salone 2014 Spotti Milano will celebrate the Italian launch of the new collection of textiles for furnishings and home accessories Kvadrat / Raf Simons.
Distinguished by the innovative blending of colour and materials for which he is known in the fashion world as creative director for Dior, Raf Simons’s first collection of textiles and accessories for the home is by turns sophisticated and playful. Conceived as a suite of diverse yet complementary tones, weaves and textures, the eleven core textile designs are suitable for use in a wide variety of interiors, and work beautifully together in a multitude of inventive combinations. The collection is completed with a range of cushions made out of key textiles from the collection and three soft throws.

Studiopepe, in charge of the creative design, drew inspiration from the collection to create an exhibition with a lively and sophisticated
pallet of contrasting colours and textures for each room. geometric design enhances the quality of the fabrics, due to the combination of the softness of fabric with the luster of plexiglas, the hardness of metal and the unique texture of the Tarkett linoleum.
This creates a sequence of abstract domestic spaces where the stars are the iconic furnishing pieces, selected from the best international companies: Arper, Cappellini, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, OneCollection, Tecta , &Tradition and Vitra. Timeless furniture pieces from historical designers such as Charlotte Perriand, Finn Juhl and Arne Jacobsen are joined by designs of contemporaries such as Jaime Hayon and Rodolfo Dordoni to give shape, to the new Kvadrat / Raf Simons textiles.

The exhibition is completed with a selection of lamps from Atelier Areti, the Sygyzy lamps by danish designers OS&OOS, the AO lamp designed by the frenchman Jean Charles Amey, the fragrance diffuser Aqua Alta (courtesy of Rubelli ) designed by Giorgia Zanellato e Daniele Bortotto and the beautiful Decolorized rugs by Golran.

Project by Studiopepe
Photos by Silvia Rivoltella

Special thanks to:
Tarkett – Linoleum collection Compact xf2
Atelier Areti – Mimosa, Squares, Steps and Vertical 1 Lamps
Golran – Decolorized collection rugs

About 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 it’s vital, sophisticated modernism. Raf Simons is currently creative director of Dior Women, a position that he has held since 2012. A passionate collector of contemporary art and modern design, Simons’s aesthetic is often informed by his admiration for art and he regularly engages in interdisciplinary collaborations.