In Salone del Mobile 2016, designer Akira Minagawa created the delicate yet playful installation FOREST COMES HOME. for Milan showroom of Kvadrat. In this artwork, Minagawa represented a scene when rain drops appeared, fell to the ground then jumped.
Dialogue between the designer Minagawa and Kvadrat has been made since 2006. Akira Minagawa’s new textile collection was beautifully incorporated in this installation. Forest as ‘for rest’, he employed natural elements such as trees, flowers, rain drops and nuts as motifs, hoping this upholstery fabric to provide peaceful time and space. The textile collection for Kvadrat as well as cushions and blankets covered in our archive textile collection will be on sale worldwide.
FOREST COMES HOME. by Akira Minagawa in Milan
Period: April 14-19, 2016
Venue: Kvadrat showroom in Milan, Corso Monfort 15
This installation traveled to Kvadrat showroom in Tokyo in October 2016, then to Maharam showroom in San Francisco in November 2016.
Akira Minagawa for Kvdrat in Tokyo
Period: October 26 - November 7, 2016
Venue: Kvadrat showroom in Tokyo,
3-4-6-103 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku
FOREST COMES HOME. by Akira Minagawa in San Francisco
Period: November 17 - December 16, 2016
Venue: Maharan showroom in San Francisco, 463 Jackson street