Featured Project – Headspace
Kvadrat x Publicworks

Floating in the atrium of the National Design Centre during SingaPlural 2018 will be a soft cavernous monolith.

You will be able to walk around, under and within a series of interlocking ribs; and experience a feeling of disconnect to the immediate gallery surroundings, and hear new sounds.

Titled Headspace, the project is brought to you by Europe’s leading manufacturer of design textiles Kvadrat in a design collaboration with Publicworks.

Headspace is a play on material properties, effects, and responsible design consumption.  It seduces you to consider a new mindset within its acoustically intimate space, and ask:

How is it made?

Where does it come from?

What could it become?

Kvadrat x Publicworks strongly believe that good design is not only about the final product, but about the journey, the materials used, their afterlife and the process of renewal and re-invention.  Both producers and consumers of design have a joint responsibility of using and re-using mindfully, as everything old should be new again.

Headspace is made with REALLY by Kvadrat.  The lightness and rigidity of the material makes it possible for the entire structure to be suspended 1.2m above the gallery floor.  The acoustic properties of the material will dampen the noise of the gallery for visitors and allow them a few moments of introspection and reflection.

REALLY was developed as a response to the urgent global issue of waste.  It upcycles end-of-life textiles to create materials that challenge the design and architecture industries to rethink their use of resources, and to design with a circular economy in mind.  It is a material that is fully recycled and endlessly recyclable.

Floating in the atrium of the National Design Centre during SingaPlural 2018 will be a soft cavernous monolith.

You will be able to walk around, under and within a series of interlocking ribs; and experience a feeling of disconnect to the immediate gallery surroundings, and hear new sounds.

Titled Headspace, the project is brought to you by Europe’s leading manufacturer of design textiles Kvadrat in a design collaboration with Publicworks.

Headspace is a play on material properties, effects, and responsible design consumption.  It seduces you to consider a new mindset within its acoustically intimate space, and ask:

How is it made?

Where does it come from?

What could it become?

Kvadrat x Publicworks strongly believe that good design is not only about the final product, but about the journey, the materials used, their afterlife and the process of renewal and re-invention.  Both producers and consumers of design have a joint responsibility of using and re-using mindfully, as everything old should be new again.

Headspace is made with REALLY by Kvadrat.  The lightness and rigidity of the material makes it possible for the entire structure to be suspended 1.2m above the gallery floor.  The acoustic properties of the material will dampen the noise of the gallery for visitors and allow them a few moments of introspection and reflection.

REALLY was developed as a response to the urgent global issue of waste.  It upcycles end-of-life textiles to create materials that challenge the design and architecture industries to rethink their use of resources, and to design with a circular economy in mind.  It is a material that is fully recycled and endlessly recyclable.

About Kvadrat

Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968 and has deep roots in Scandinavia’s world-famous design tradition.  Kvadrat holds the leading position in Europe’s high-quality contemporary textiles market, and supplies architects, designers and private consumers across the world with textiles and textile-related products.  Kvadrat products reflect their commitment to colour, quality, simplicity and innovation.

About Publicworks

Publicworks is a Singapore based collective led by Razvan Ghilic-Micu and Jia Xin Chum that engages in all-things-design with enthusiasm and resolve. Our work is driven by the strong belief in the transformative power of architecture as an agent of meaningful delight, innovation and empowerment for both the individual and the greater public.

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