Raf Simons

Although graduating in Industrial and Furniture Design in 1991, Raf Simons embarked on a radical change of profession in 1995, becoming a self-trained menswear designer and launching his eponymous label. A celebrated career has followed with Simons being appointed head professor of the Fashion Department of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, being named Creative Director of Jil Sander (menswear and womenswear). Artistic Director of Christian Dior for women’s Haute Couture, Ready-to-Wear and Accessory collections and now Creative Director at Calvin Klein.

Simons’ fuses the energy and singularity of teenage subcultures with the sharpness and precision of classical sartorial craft. Always at the core of his world are attitudes, moods and statements about individuality and independence. Equally important in Raf Simons’ approach is the constant quest for innovation - an exploration of fabrics and textures is a significant part of this. Simon’s has designed several textile collections in collaboration with Kvadrat.

Products

Argo 2

343

Balder 3

2635

Byram

661

Fuse

421

Harald 3

512

Masai

632

Noise

662

Pilot

752

Pulsar

469

Reflex

119

Sirocco

781

Sonar 3

734

Sunniva 2

152

Vidar 3

932

In Use

De Doelen Opera

Kvadrat is Europe’s leading manufacturer of design textiles. We create high quality contemporary textiles and textile-related products for private and public

Calvin Klein flagship stores

To support the Calvin Klein design concept and to emphasise the minimal, yet modern aesthetics, the interior designers used the sumptuous Kvadrat / Raf Simons upholstery textile Vidar throughout their three new flagship stores in New York, Shanghai and Düsseldorf