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March 03, 2021

Zenith collaborates with Kvadrat for Knit Australia! In Use

Kvadrat Maharam’s latest collaboration with Australian designers and manufacturers sees the leading textile brand launch Knit Australia! In Use. The initiative celebrates Australian design talent and showcases the innovative and unique properties of Kvadrat FEBRIK knitted textiles.

The collaboration continues in the footsteps of the global design exhibition Knit!, which Kvadrat created as a large-scale travelling exhibition in 2020. Knit! was born out of a desire to inspire the use of knitted textiles in new and surprising ways, and to create a stage for 28 designers, including Australian designers Adam Goodrum and Benja Harney, to showcase their talent to a global audience.

Knit Australia! In Use has been developed to further leverage the global reputation of Kvadrat in order to support and promote Australian design and manufacturing. It will showcase the expertise of Australian design, industry and creative talent; demonstrate the unique qualities of knitted textiles; illustrate their diverse applications; and encourage manufacturers and designers to embrace the aesthetic and technical potential they provide.

Knit Australia! In Use features the work of numerous Australian designers and manufacturers, with the pieces showcasing their creativity, skill and the unique properties of Kvadrat FEBRIK.

Schamburg+Alvisse designed Zenith’s Jac Tub and Side Architectural chairs. They are a combination of elegance and comfort, and upholstered in grey (Razzle Dazzle 126) with a textured pattern that gives extra dimension.

The Hull chair and high back two-seater designed by Tom Fereday for Zenith have a wingback form with subtle curves. The two-seater is a solid block colour in soft blush (Gentle 2 553), and the single chair has a striking two-tone effect with orange (Razzle Dazzle 666) on the interior, and burnt orange (Planum 351) on the exterior.

Kvadrat Maharam collaboration

Knit Australia! In Use is the latest initiative in Kvadrat Maharam’s collaborations with Australian designers and manufacturers. It follows the launch of Kvadrat Maharam leather in which local designers Daniel Emma, Tom Fereday, Adam Goodrum, Grazia & Co and Henry Wilson, created a series of vignettes upholstered in Maharam leather and styled by Emma Elizabeth.

Kvadrat Maharam collaborated with furniture designer Helen Kontouris to provide upholstery textiles for the new seating in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria. And in 2018, Kvadrat Maharam Australia was the proud supporting partner of LOCAL DESIGN and LOCAL MILAN No. 3, which featured the work of 26 Australian designers.