With Geometric Sensibilities, Luminaire announces its Soft Furnishings collection offering a wide variety of window treatments and floor coverings from Kinnasand, and Raf Simons collection of textiles for Kvadrat. An opening reception will take place Tuesday, 16 June at 6p at Luminaire Chicago to celebrate this exciting new phase.
above> With its subtle yet clear Nordic designs, Kinnasand draws on over 200 years of experience producing high-quality textiles characterized by its impeccable attention to detail and splendid materials. Designed by award winning Creative Director Isa Glink, the designs stimulate the senses adding a new dimension to the experience of a space. A fusion of modern and nomadic aesthetics, the Kinnasand collection transports you to a sensorial and magical ambiance with its rich exploration of structure, texture and colors.
above> In addition, Luminaire’s expanded Soft Furnishings collection also includes the exclusive representation of the renowned designer Raf Simons’ upholstery line for Kvadrat. Recognized for being the Creative Director of Parisian fashion house Dior, Belgium-born Simons is inspired by his deep admiration for art. With an educational background in Industrial and Furniture Design, Simons brings an interdisciplinary approach to all his creative endeavors.
above> Simultaneously on display will be a selection of new designs by Nendo that embody Oki Sato’s quintessential philosophy that each product must capture the inexplicable “!” moments in life such as his new Offset-Frame collection from Osaka based Kokuyo. Moreover, a curated selection of lifestyle objects evoking meaning will be on display. Sourced from all corners of the globe, Luminaire’s accessories offer design driven and functional solutions to everyday life.
[ kinnasand ] Originally from Kinna in southern Sweden, Kinnasand produces subtle yet clear Nordic designs for contemporary homes. In doing so, the company draws on over 200 years of experience in producing unique, high-quality textiles and carpets. These visionary products are characterized by individuality and attention to detail. Made from the very best materials, they are crafted by the world’s finest weavers using state-of.the-art technologies. Designed by Creative Director Isa Glink, the collections have received a number of prestigious national and international design awards. These include the German Design Award, the Interior Innovation Award, the ICFF Editors Award, the Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland and the Red Dot Design Award.
[ kvadrat ] is Europe’s leading manufacturer of design textiles creating high quality textiles and textile-related products for private and public spaces. Their designs push the aesthetic, technological and artistic boundaries of their field and are characterized by: simplicity, color and innovation. In their ambition to innovate, they collaborate with leading designers, architects and artists. These include Alfredo Häberli, Peter Saville, Akira Minagawa, Tord Boontje, David Adjaye, Patricia Urquiola, Finn Sködt, Olafur Eliasson, Roman Signer, Thomas Demand, and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
[ luminaire ] For over 40 years, Luminaire has been a pioneering force in the design world, a result of the uniquely personal and long-lasting relationships the company has cultivated with an international roster of the most innovative designers and manufacturers of contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories. These associations offer an incomparable selection of furnishings, while an in-house team manages the entire spectrum of client experience, from selection to installation.
Two Miami locations include the flagship Coral Gables showroom and the Design District’s Luminaire Lab that serves as a focal point for experimentation. Also in Miami are Luminaire’s Corporate Offices and 30,000 sq-ft. warehouse, the nerve center that manages a sophisticated system of tracking, distribution and delivery.
event> geometric sensibilities – good design in honest forms.
venue> luminaire | 301 west superior | 312 664 9582
date> tuesday 16 june 2015 | 6p