Tjep. Cubism presented by Wolf Gordon at Salone Del Mobile 2015
Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Via Matteo Bandello, 14-16, Milan, Italy / Space G5
An exclusive collaboration between Wolf Gordon and Tjep.
New York, NY -For the first time ever, American design company Wolf-Gordon will present a branded collection of products to an international audience at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, April 14-19, 2015. Wolf-Gordon and Dutch designer Frank Tjepkema of Tjep. will debut Tjep. Cubism, a collection of interior surfacing materials that includes four wallcoverings, an upholstery textile, and a sheer drapery textile. A playful reference to the early 20th century cultural phenomenon, Czech Cubism, this collection features a series of striking geometric patterns −“variations on a theme” − that use the cube as the point of departure.
“I chose the most fundamental architectural shape as a starting point for the new collection: the cube. From there, my challenge was to add poetry, creativity, and dynamics to the most formal architectural shape imaginable – an invitation to break away from formality and live to the fullest.” – Frank Tjepkema, principal of Tjep.
It is fitting that Wolf-Gordon make its international debut at the Salone and with Tjep. The company’s chief creative officer, Marybeth Shaw, first encountered the work of the Amsterdam-based Tjep. at the Salone in 2012, and determined that Tjep’s conceptual strength and sculptural patterning would make for an interesting application to Wolf-Gordon’s products. Tjep. and Wolf-Gordon Design Studio began working together in 2013. For Wolf-Gordon, this is also the first time that an exclusive design collection comprises items from three of its product categories: wallcovering, upholstery and drapery textiles.
The patterns are:
Basis upholstery textile:
Basis is the cube, the fundamental point of departure for the collection, repeated in a mosaic of colors and weave textures. Contents: 36% solution dyed nylon/33% rayon/31% cotton. Available in 12 colorways.
Metamorphosis textile wallcovering:
Metamorphosis presents the process of structural development, from emptiness to a form, and vice versa. Contents: 39% polyester/61% olefin. Available in 10 colorways.
Osmosis type II vinyl wallcovering:
Osmosis is a large-scale pattern that reveals the gradual process of transformation and assimilation of the cube, from 2-D to 3D, and enhanced by an ombre tone behind the primary pattern. Available in 9 colorways.
Connections type II vinyl wallcovering:
Connections is a dense network of disconnected lines defining space and pattern. Available in 12 colorways.
Fragmentation sheer drapery textile:
Fragmentation moves from a regular column of cubes to a scattered, light-filled array of the cube’s planar components. Contents: 100% Trevira CS5. Available in 5 colorways.
Baroque digital print wallcovering:
Baroque is a study in a traditional damask and more contemporary, cube-based geometric cohabiting a pattern. Available in infinite colorways based on customer’s color preferences. Tjep. has selected a mylar substrate to print Baroque in the Milan exhibition.Tjep.Cubism is a collection of interior surfacing materials which use the cube as a starting point.
More Tjep. at Spazio Rossana Orlandi
Also on show at Rossana Orlandi Bronze Age and Recession Chair.
About Spazio Rossana Orlandi
Spazio Rossana Orlandi opened in 2002 in a former tie factory in the Magenta Neighbourhood. The spaces wind around a green courtyard and are divided between different floor levels. Here one can find contemporary and vintage furniture, and of course the famou gallery, which was established in 2008. A space dedicated to limited editions and unique pieces. Since the start, the aim of Rossana and her team was to forecast and promote designers they truly believe in.