Key facts

Product:
Basel 121
Family:
Basel
Manufacturer:
Kvadrat >
Designer:
Herzog & de Meuron >
Order number:
121
Architonic ID:
1260731
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
2013
Manufacturer groups :
Upholstery coverings-Fabrics >
Groups:
Upholstery coverings-Fabrics >

Product description

90% wool, 10% nylon
140 cm wide
10 versions

Product variants

Concept

Basel is a subtle and sophisticated woollen upholstery textile, designed by Herzog & de Meuron for the Grand Hall of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Available in ten versions, it offers a wide variety of expressions, ranging from formal to informal, smooth to rough, and dark to light. These are characterised by unique, fine structures created with simple bindings. The patterns combine very well, and when used together, project a strong sense of tactility and complexity. For instance, placing differently upholstered chairs next to one another creates an eye-catching and intricate look – they are related yet each chair has its own character.

Ascan Mergenthaler: ‘Basel has a structure and a certain grain to it, where you can sense the material. Inspired by tweed, which has the rough homespun look and feel one associates with wool, Basel is durable and informal, yet it has class and style.’ Thanks to the versatility Basel offers, it is suitable for a wide range of contexts, from offices and concert halls to hotels and private homes. Importantly, it meets all the requirements for contract usage. Furthermore, it offers high content of renewable fibres and is therefore suitable for those looking for a textile with a reduced environmental impact; for instance, architects or interior designers working with LEED certified buildings.