Greenwich Fabric

Client: Bene Kvadrat

Sector: Product

Commission: 2012

Launch: 2013

PearsonLloyd developed a new fabric collection for Danish manufacturer Kvadrat, inspired by the network of walking paths in Greenwich Park, London.

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The collection pays homage to the city’s parks – islands of calm in the city. Taking Greenwich Park as a starting point, the studio traced out the footpaths of a corner of the park transforming the map into an abstract repeating pattern. The fabric, used in two furniture lines designed by PearsonLloyd, DOCKLANDS and PARCS, successfully softens the large vertical surfaces of the products and brings some pattern into the office landscape.

The Greenwich collection consists of four base colours: grey, cyan, green and yellow, each in three shades. The palette was inspired by typical street images: soft grey roads and building façades, broken up by colourful moments. The colours were selected for their suitability in office environments: vibrant but not over-stimulating.

Fabrics for the office have to meet high standards, and the Greenwich fabric is similarly specified. It is made of 90% new wool so is comfortably cool to touch, and is also extremely resistant to wear and tear, rated at 80,000 Martindale rubs. It is of low flammability according to the British standards (BS crib 5).