Febrik (NL) / Kvadrat (DK) 2021
Mizmaze is a knitted upholstery textile with a characterful graphic expression. It is the product of a pioneering manufacturing process, which significantly reduces the use of water.
Like all double-knitted upholsteries from Kvadrat Febrik, Mizmaze offers a soft, padded volume and excellent elasticity. As you look at it, depending on your perspective, it reveals lines that dissolve into light nuances and shadows that play across its richly textured surface. Mizmaze unites a top woollen layer with a polyester backing. This construction is necessary to achieve the desired volume. Furthermore, the textile derives its excellent longevity, durability, and abrasion resistance from blending polyamide with the wool.
The original idea for Mizmaze is inspired by Sylvain’s drawings of mazes, and inspiration from architecture and architectural materials. The palette comprises natural and earthy hues influenced by objects Sylvain avidly collects, such as bricks and tiles. These subtle tones, which range from charcoal, okra and grey to subtle blues and greens, complete the initial concept into the finished textile.
Kvadrat Febrik has specifically developed the manufacturing process for Mizmaze to reduce the use of water - the primary resource required for textile production. Due to a novel approach that involves using just enough to soak the textile, 95% less water is used, compared to conventional methods. Furthermore, less energy is required for pumping, treatment, and heating – while the use of chemicals is also drastically reduced.
Mizmaze is suitable for industry and contract specifications. It meets the demand for sensorial pattern and colour, and is ideal for vertical applications in major architectural projects.