Designed in 1965 and distinguished by its textural appearance (a blend of wool and viscose), Nanna Ditzel’s Hallingdal fabric is easily one of the most widely used textiles in residential and commercial settings. Manufacturer Kvadrat attests that it "has sold more than 4 million metres of Hallingdal for both public uses in airports, trains, hospitals, etc. along with the decoration of private homes,” and at DWR customers may select the upholstery for many products, including Møller's Model 57 Armchair, Finn Juhl's Pelican Chair and Hans J. Wegner’s Shell Chair.
To honor this timeless textile, Kvadrat partnered with Patrizia Moroso and Giulio Ridolfo for Hallingdal 65, in which seven distinguished designers from across the globe were chosen to curate the exploration of new applications of Ditzel’s award-winning fabric by emerging design talents. Representing the United States, New York-based designer Jeffrey Bernett selected up and comers Jonah Takagi, Johnathan Olivares, Todd Bracher and Stephen Burks, challenging them to produce objects in response to the interconnectivity of the international world stemming from current sea changes in culture, society and the economy. The results were presented at Jil Sander during Salone del Mobile 2012 in Milan last week.
Basecamp by Atelier Takagi.
Chaise for Hallingdal 65 by Jonathan Olivares.
Play by Stephen Burks.
Hadr by Todd Bracher.
To see more of the 32 innovative results and to view a video of the project, visit Hallingdal 65.