Although Milan Design week is over, it is never to late to show beautiful design collaborations. For Salone del Mobile 2017 Kinnasand invited award-winning Dutch design duo Studio Wieki Somers to create a special installation ‘SHIELD’ and of course we went to have a look at the Kinnasand flagship showroom. Wieki Somers created a mobile made from textile shields inspired by Kinnasand’s latest collection Constructure. Stretched within various circular and square frames, the textiles float as kite-like shields beneath the ceiling or are placed on the floor as lamps.
I especially loved the panels made out of semi-transparent textiles with embroidered patterns and movable wooden strips. SHIELD allows the light coming through the different layers creating ever-changing patterns of illumination. Allowing the user to decide the needed level of transparency by the number of wooden strips, the panels can be used as window screens or placed as room dividers. Available in four different designs, SHIELD will be sold in a limited edition. A video about the process of making SHIELD can be found at the end of this post.