Aggebo & Henriksen
Medina is an upholstery textile, which combine different types of yarns and materials to offer distinctive depth and richness. It has been created by acclaimed Danish designers, Aggebo & Henriksen.
The designers blended yarns with contrasting characters to give Medina an elegant and sophisticated structure: the textiles fuse shiny yarns, matt yarns and bouclé yarns. As a result, it features a rich, irregular surface, which reveals an eye-catching play of details when seen from close up.
Medina come in 12 refined and natural colourways, each of which projects a unique sense of depth. Some combine neutral yet strong colours, such as dark coffee and charcoal; others consist of more understated tones, like cream and wheat; the rest fuse understated hues with stronger shades.
The inspiration behind Medina comes from ‘medina’ quarters, which are found in many North African cities: these are carfree areas that are packed with maze-like streets and buzz with life. The structure of the textile creates a simple pattern, which reflects the geometric details of the buildings that typically line their narrow streets. Aggebo & Henriksen: ‘The primarily neutral colours of Medina reflect the light and shadow, as well as the cold and warmth that define the daily rhythm of that particular part of a city.’
Mathilde Aggebo and Julie Henriksen are one of Denmark’s most innovative design teams. They have worked together since meeting at the Danish Design School in 1991. A recurring theme in their work is the idea of taking the everyday and turning it into something unique to challenge perceptions. In doing so, they often work in great detail and magnify the results again and again.
The designers have worked on many leading interior design projects and exhibitions, including creating stage curtains for the Queens Hall in the Royal Danish Library, designing signage for the Copenhagen Business School, creating the graphic identity for the Tietgenkollegiet in Copenhagen and working on assignments for Bodum, Paustian and FDB.
60% polyester, 28% acrylic, 7% cotton, 5% linen
140 cm wide
Designer: Mathilde Aggebo Julie Henriksen
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