Encircle is a sculptural furnishing textile with a tactile and meticulous expression. It explores the delicate irregularities of natural surfaces and is inspired by the crafts and landscapes of Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast.
Both complex and simple, Encircle combines a naturally irregular looped yarn with a plain dyed ground yarn. This construction gives the upholstery fabric a meticulous appearance: irregular and intricate circles seem to emerge from its surface. Like leaves, each circle has an individual shape.
Encircle is also characterised by a pronounced softness and an elegant, rounded expression. It combines particularly well with Interlace, a curtain textile designed by Karin An Rijlaarsdam, as well as with many of the woollen designs in the Kvadrat collection.
Composition 100% Trevira CS
Durability Martindale 80 000
Width 140 cm
Karin An Rijlaarsdam
A graduate of the Utrecht Academy of Arts, Dutch designer Karin An Rijlaarsdam works in a number of fields, including interior design, textile design, product design and colour design. She travels extensively around the world and often finds inspiration in her surroundings.
"I am obsessed with texture. Exploring a soft three-dimensional texture with a handmade feel for a textile design, or a smooth, ultra-matt, natural finish for a lighting fixture, excites me. Texture defines the skin that gives life to the object, it is generous and represents its uniqueness and personality." - Karin An Rijlaarsdam Karin An Rijlaarsdam is creative director and founder of CLOUD-9 design - a studio focused on creating sustainable designs that have a positive impact on the environment and/or society. It is located in the Ivory Coast. She works with leading design brands worldwide, such as Apple, Beats by Dr Dre, Capellini and Kvadrat.