Urquiola and Kvadrat Make Ocean Garbage Cool – How?
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Urquiola and Kvadrat Make Fashion Out of Ocean Garbage

Urquiola and Kvadrat Make Fashion Out of Ocean Garbage Header Photo by Website/Kvadrat

Renowned designer Patricia Urquiola and Danish textile authority Kvadrat have unveiled a groundbreaking achievement: the world's first upholstery textile crafted entirely from recycled materials. Together with #tide, a Swiss company specializing in ocean-bound plastic waste, they have introduced Sport, a textile created using post-consumer plastic collected within 10km from Thailand's coastline, preventing further pollution of the oceans.

Urquiola and Kvadrat's partnership embodies a shared philosophy that combines impeccable design and materials with crucial sustainable and ethical actions. Co-founder of #tide, Marc Krebs, emphasizes their joint commitment to make a significant social and environmental impact, safeguarding the oceans and supporting coastal and island communities in their fight against plastic pollution.

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The design, titled Sport, takes inspiration from sportswear, incorporating a high-tech aesthetic. Its surface is enriched with subtle tactile patterns, while the colour palette showcases vibrant shades of purple, green, and blue, alongside a series of neutrals ranging from greys to taupe.

Each textile features a two-tone contrasting composition, enhancing its captivating three-dimensional effect. Urquiola explains that Sport's colour scheme is divided into "salt and pepper" monochrome nuances, illuminating its high-tech graphic character, as well as solid shades that subtly fade its texture away.

With Sport, Kvadrat and Urquiola not only demonstrate their commitment to sustainability but also their dedication to pushing the boundaries of domestic design. Their innovative approach sets the tone for future living, propelling the industry towards more environmentally conscious practices.

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