Hardie Stools from Kvadrat by Phlippe Malouin

Canadian-born, UK-based designer Philippe Malouin has used the Hallingdal fabric as the structural element of his ‘hardie stool’ series for the Danish textile company Kvadrat.

Usually, a furniture piece is composed of 5-10% fabric, but in Moulin’s design it is used%100 ratio except for the resin to harden the textile.

The main purpose of Malouin’s design explores the possibility of using the textile both as a tactile surface and the interior structure, replacing the typical wood or metal base that is used. Similar to a rolled newspaper, the rigidity of the material changes when layered. When paired with resin, the material acts in a way that is to laminated fibreglass or carbon fibre.

‘Hardie Stools’ was exhibited as part of the Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 Exhibition, during Milano Design Week 2012. Hallingdal fabric was designed by Nanna Ditzel and first to be produced in 1965 by Kvadrat. It has since been updated with a new color scale known as the‘Hallingdal 65’. In celebration of the material’s success, Kvadrat has invited 32 designers to create new works and explore new applications for the fabric.

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