The Best Thing We Saw in Milan Today, Day 5

We’ll be starting our Milan round-ups in earnest tomorrow, but before then we wanted to spotlight one more project that made us do a double-take last week. Created by the Berlin-based Studio Greiling for Kinnasand’s Toyo Ito–designed Milan showroom, the STRUCTURES series uses powder-coated, architectural steel tubes to lift the Swedish textiles company’s knotted or woven wool rugs to a new height, elevating the formerly flat surfaces into a new dimension: furniture. The brightly-colored ottomans, benches and daybeds are part of a new initiative called Kinnasand LAB — curated by Kinnsand’s creative director Isa Glink and Kvadrat’s Vice President of Branding & Communication Njusja de Gier — aimed to foster collaboration with artists worldwide in order to create new interpretations of the heritage brand’s offerings.
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