Whilst the original Layers collection, which was designed in 2008, features embroidered upholstery textiles made with a single or double layer of wool, Park is woven in crisp satin weaves. Consequently, it is able to precisely capture the ’wavering line’ qualities of Hella Jongerius’ original hand-drawn sketches.
The intricate pattern of Park is woven in a contrasting tone to the background colour. Reminiscent of landscapes viewed from above, it combines geometric substructures with flourishing organic and decorative motifs to eye-catching effect.
Compared to the original Layers collection, the repeats for Park has been adjusted to conform with standard loom repeat sizes and is 61 cm. It is designed to be cut randomly and, as a result, is versatile and easy to work with.
Park comes in seven colours. The colourways, which are crafted to stand apart from those of Layers, highlight Hella Jongerius’ unique approach to colour: they offer highly individual combinations, such as robin’s egg blue with cool grey or pale mauve with copper.
Designed to meet the demands of the contract market, Park offers good abrasion as well as strain resistance through a PFOA-Free Stain Resistant treatment. Consequently, it is suitable for private homes and a number of different types of contract usage, as for instance hospitality venues.
Importantly, as the textile features recycled content and renewable materials it is appropriate for those looking for a textile with a reduced environmental impact; for instance, architects or interior designers working with LEED certified buildings.
Dutch-born Hella Jongerius is an industrial designer working from her Berlin-based studio, Jongeriuslab. A graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven, she fuses ancient craft techniques and modern technology to create work, which is typified by contextual twists, historical archetypes and transformations from old to new. Hella Jongerius’ output ranges from one-offs and limited editions to industrial products for consumers, such as her work for Vitra, Nymphenburg and IKEA. Current projects include the cabin interiors of KLM Airlines and the North Delegates’ Lounge in New York City’s U.N. building worldwide.
Maharam by Kvadrat:
The longstanding partnership of Denmark-based Kvadrat and New York-based Maharam is founded on a shared philosophy of design innovation and service excellence. Leaders in their respective markets, their combined product offering represents the largest range of textiles available worldwide.
Maharam represents Kvadrat in North America while Kvadrat represents Maharam in Europe. The two companies operate joint ventures in Australia and the U.A.E.
Composition: 39% solution-dyed post-industrial recycled nylon,
31% viscose, 30% cotton
Backing: 100% acrylic
137 cm wide