Turns out stripes look super chic on both French-inspired sailor shirts and upholstery.
The Keuhn Malvezzi Architects-designed collectors lounge at this year’s Design Miami fair—which kicks off tomorrow in the Florida city, coinciding with Art Basel in Switzerland—will feature bold, striped seating pieces made by Finnish furniture company Artek and Danish textile giant Kvadrat.
The Kiki collection comprises a bench, sofa, and lounge chair, and was originally created by Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1960. But thanks to a new line of fabrics from fashion designer Raf Simons (formerly of Dior) in his third line for Kvadrat, the minimalist pieces have gotten a contemporary update.
The blended-wool textiles come in a subtle black striped pattern, a bold black-and-white variation, and a bright yellow-and-beige treatment. We could almost imagine the fabrics also taking the form of a lovely, voluminous dress, or luxurious towels at a Saint-Tropez beachside club. Take a look below.
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