Somewhere between a do-it-yourself textile kit and a make-your-own craft set, these small tiles can be assembled into anything from modest wall art and modular play forts to suspended light and sound barriers.
There is only one piece in this simple puzzle from Kvadrat: a single module that can be attached to infinite partners of the same shape, size and properties to create an ever-extending functional home furnishing or simply expressive artwork.
It is, in fact, this strange ‘in-between’ status of these tile modules that makes them so fascinating – they are not made to do something specific, but are also not without useful DIY project possibilities. Some pictures show people interacting with schematic projects or creating something playful and fun without instructions or a plan.
Other promotional photos show these off as art, hanging colorfully in blank white modern backdrops (spaces like museum rooms) or spread out on the floor and yet clearly made not to be stepped on.
“In collaboration with Kvadrat, internationally acclaimed designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have created Clouds, an innovative, interlocking fabric tile concept for the home. Clouds evolves as you add elements to it, producing a unique three-dimensional effect. Inspired by the inviting irregularity of the surface, you construct your own piece and make your vision reality. Self-expression lies at the heart of the appeal of Clouds.”
“Clouds is available in 8 colour combinations and infinite possibilities. The textiles used are Divina, Divina Melange and Divina MD and all variations come in a choice of 8 or 24 tiles. The tiles are made of one element and are attached by special rubber bands. Creating your own piece is quick and easy, whether you want a simple design or a complex decorative screen or wall. You can easily arrange and re-arrange the tiles to reflect your individual style and bring new ideas into your home, time and time again.”