Inspired by Ditzel, Kvadrat has embarked on a new exploration of the play between contemporary culture and timeless Danish design with its newest launch, Sisu. Originally conceived and created by Ditzel in the 1960s, the textile has been reinterpreted for our time by artist Danh Vo, who came across it in Kvadrat’s archives, before choosing it for his solo exhibition ‘Take My Breath Away’ at the National Gallery of Denmark in 2018.
Sisu can be seen as a bridge to Hallingdal, reminiscent of examining it through a magnifying glass. With a bold yet understated checked pattern, Sisu comes in a range of vibrant colours, infusing spaces with a warmth that nods to Ditzel’s personality. The thick woollen yarns raise colourful patterns across the textile’s surface, catching the light in a way that gives it a broad character and expression.