Via a dedicated website, viewers will be able to virtually explore the exhibition and see each design in detail, accompanied by the designer who takes the viewer through their inspirations and design process. The exhibition will then continue directly through Knit!s’ online platform – https://knit.kvadrat.dk/ for the course of a few months.
This is the first global design collaboration to be hosted as a virtual exhibition during COVID-19, and the first time Kvadrat has chosen Australian designers to participate in one of their global design initiatives. The two designers selected, are Sydney based, Adam Goodrum – an award-winning furniture designer and Benja Harney – a renowned self-
taught paper engineer.
All of the designers chosen from across the world were picked for their curiosity in experimenting with materials, form and colour, with many operating on the border between industrial design and craft. Using the knitted textiles by Kvadrat Febrik as a canvas, designers have created works that complement their respective disciplines.
Adam Goodrum’s ‘In Conversation series’ is a seating collection, inspired by a set of Victorian love seats that allows for quiet discussion between sitters. Benja Harney’s ‘InterPersona’ is a playful and colourful landscape of abstracted characters with surrealist eyes and lips.
In light of this pandemic, we are now consuming more digitally than ever before and spending more time at home. With our borders closed we need to continue to celebrate and support our local designers, and in a world first – Knit! gives us an opportunity to do just this. It also offers everyone an experience, that would otherwise be a exhibition only available to those who travel to Milan Design Week.
KEY DETAILS FOR Knit! By Kvadrat
Launch Date: 3rd of September 2020
Exhibition Website: https://knit.kvadrat.
Running Time: For the course of a few months