Maharam Fiord by Kvadrat: 101 | Danish Wool Upholstery Fabric
- Pattern: Fiord by Kvadrat
- Colorway: 101
- Content: 92% New Worsted Wool, 8% Nylon
- Origin: Denmark
- Construction: Woven
- Width: 54"
- Weight: 20oz per linear yard
- Durability: 60,000+ cycles
Fiord is a versatile woollen upholstery textile with a subtle three-dimensional look. Originally designed by Norwegian designer Tone Barnung, it comes in refreshed colours created in collaboration with Louise Sigvardt. The construction of Fiord combines a mélange yarn with a unicoloured yarn that creates pearl-like dots that play across the textile’s surface. This sophisticated expression reflects a key source of inspiration behind the design: moonlight glittering like pearls on the rippling waters of a Norwegian fjord.
The mélange yarn has the effect of softening the hue of the unicoloured yarn while accentuating the way the pearls stand out. Made from wool, Fiord is hardwearing. Consequently, it is well-suited for contract environments, as well as private homes.
Modern Fabrics $ Per Yard: $33
Maharam is my favorite commercial textile manufacturer of them all! I think they are most innovative and rule braking, and since we carry the largest collection of Maharam reclaimed fabrics I get to see a lot of cool fabrics by them. Here is some background as written by Maharam on their website: maharam.com
Maharam was founded in 1902 by Louis Maharam, a Russian immigrant. Through the generations, Maharam evolved from a source of theatrical textiles for costume and set design in the 1940s to a pioneer of performance-driven textiles for commercial interiors in the '60s.
Maharam is recognized for its rigorous and holistic commitment to design as a leading provider of textiles to architects and interior designers. Maharam embraces a range of disciplines, from product, graphic, and digital design to art and architecture.
Maharam textiles are included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Stedelijk Museum, among others. Maharam is the recipient of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Design Patron Award (2007) for its longstanding support of design and cultural initiatives. Maharam Agenda was published in 2011.
Kvadrat is for mid-century lovers! Kvadrat sell their fabrics in the USA under the Maharam brand. Most of their fabrics are made in Denmark or New Zeland and are at least 50% wool. They are the perfect choice for redoing MCM furniture not only in style but also in a fabric respectful to the time period.
You can check out their hard to navigate website and do your own research at : Kvadrat.dk