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Doshi Levien for Kvadrat

London-based Doshi Levien bring their flair for the unconventional to this playful commission for Denmark’s Kvadrat.

Installation Kvadrat The Wool Parade Sydney Doshi Levien


BY owen Lynch

August 20th, 2013


Together, Jonathan Levien and Nipa Doshi have created ‘The Wool Parade’, a 12 piece installation of upholstered objects, hung randomly, citing their inspiration as avant-garde parties and architectural theatre costumes of the early Bauhaus.

Installation Kvadrat The Wool Parade Sydney Doshi Levien

Installation Kvadrat The Wool Parade Sydney Doshi Levien

Each of the geometric objects is designed to highlight wool’s inherent, natural characteristics, its durability and functionality. Kvadrat wanted to express how wool is a material that ages gracefully and is easily maintained.

Installation Kvadrat The Wool Parade Sydney Doshi Levien

Kvadrat The Wool Parade Sydney Doshi Levien

The vibrant installation, distinctive of Doshi Levien’s playful, broader portfolio, takes wool ( often overlooked as a contemporary fabric) and re-introduces it in a different light. The complexity of each object’s shape and form serving to demonstrate the stretch capabilities and versatility of the material.

Objects Wool Installation Kvadrat The Wool Parade Sydney Doshi Levien

Kvadrat Maharam Doshi Levien Sydney Wool Parade Indesign

The Wool Parade currently hangs in Sydney, Australia, until August 26th before it continues its world tour.

Fabrics Doshi Levien The WOol Parade Sydney

The Wool Parade

thewoolparade.kvadrat.dk

 


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