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Fiord is a versatile woollen upholstery textile with a subtle three-dimensional look.
Originally designed by Norwegian designer Tone Barnung, it comes in refreshed colours created in collaboration with Louise Sigvardt. The construction of Fiord combines a melange yarn with a unicoloured yarn that creates pearl-like dots that play across the textile’s surface.
Ranging from dark to light, the 38 colourways for Fiord explore complimentary opposites. They bring together hard and soft tones, as well as cold and warm shades. The melange yarn has the effect of softening the hue of the unicoloured yarn while accentuating the way the pearls stand out.
Composition 92% new wool, 8% polyamide
Durability Martindale 60 000
Width 140 cm
mobilier Fritz Hansen tapissé de tissu Fiord, SAS Blu Royal hotel, Copenhague, Danemark
Louise Sigvardt is a graduate of the acclaimed Kolding Design School in Denmark where she studied fashion design. Sigvardt cites the application of textiles as the motivation in her career; “I found out that I loved working with textiles, but what fascinates me even more are all the different areas of application.”
Sigvardt’s design process begins with a story, a feeling, place, or a graphic expression. She then evolves and translates these into patterns and colours and, finally, a finished design. Sigvardt focuses on creating designs that; “are based on something recognisable but have details or surprising elements: a uniqueness.”
After working as art director and project manager for Femmes Regionales, a Copenhagen-based creative agency, Sigvardt then returned to working as fashion and accessory designer for brands such as Bruuns Bazaar and Samsøe & Samsøe. In 2012 Sigvardt won the Designer’s Nest award at Copenhagen Fashion Week.