Under the creative direction of Isa Glink, the Kinnasand design team understands design not as surface design, but as an overall creative process that culminates in leading-edge products.
Textiles are instantly appealing to our senses and are the soft answer to the hard surfaces so commonly used in modern architecture today. Therefore, every new Kinnasand collection starts with a certain curiosity, the intention of creating something unexpected. In doing so, our experience in selecting and processing materials, combined with state-of-the-art technologies are a premise for the refined character of our products.
» It always begins with a certain curiosity. «
ISA GLINK, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
From initial idea
to finished product
Isa Glink: » The idea towards this collection started with the most simple and direct approach: When you look at and touch a piece of fabric, what makes it special? Where lies the attraction you sense?
First of all, there is the chosen material or the material combination, and there is colour or colours in combination, be it a print or a piece dye or a coloured woven, or a mix of all of them. There is an outside and an inside, somehow relating to each other. But how do the parameters, beyond material and colour relate to each other?
All textiles have their own specific structure, and all of them are built with a specific weaving technique, called the construction. These parameters make them distinct and unique. One can say that this is the overall bridge, the generic principle, which is connecting all textiles. «
Building a soft micro architecture
with structure and construction
Isa Glink continues: » I was interested in making the basic elements of a textile – its structure and construction – clear and visible. Like x-raying the textile and examining its aesthetic ingredients in more detail. This interest is also reflected in the title of this collection, where the two terms construction and structure melt into one new word.
Intriguingly, the more I got into the process of experimenting and thinking about these parameters, the more similarities I found with the world of architecture. In architecture, you have the vertical elements, like pillars and walls and horizontal elements, like ceilings and floors. These elements are defining the structure and are the base frame. Then you have the construction, which transforms and materialises this given structure. into a building.
We find this principle also in the weaving process where you have horizontal and vertical threads as in warp and weft. Where the warp can be seen as floors and ceilings and the weft as pillars and walls, together building a kind of soft architecture. «
Isa Glink: » With Constructure we have been focusing on revealing these inner principles of constructing with structure in many differnt ways and techniques. Always with a strong focus on tactility, texture and subtle graphics, like rasters, reliefs, grids making them visible and touchable by sketching with materials and techniques. With yarns and threads. With colour. Combining graphic elements, experimenting with scaling, transparency, three-dimensional effects and transitions.
The outcome is a collection which is not bold, but subtle and refined in all its details. All curtains, all rugs and the overall colour concept are together becoming essential elements for being woven into one big Constructure. «