Blue is Divine

At this year’s Salone del Mobile, we are happy to present Blue is Divine, a colourful homage to Finn Sködt: graphic designer, painter and long-time collaborator of Kvadrat. The exhibition is inspired by pure pigments from his workshop and Divina Melange in Sködt’s favourite Ultramarine blue.

Celebrating the mark of Finn Sködt and Kvadrat’s extensive collaboration, an updated colour palette of Divina Melange will be launched, accentuating the textiles continuing strong colour story.

New contemporary colour palette

The palette for Divina Melange has been carefully picked, based on the designer’s personal colour library – a vast collection of hand-painted samples that document each and every colour used in Finn Sködt’s works as a painter over the past decades.

Primarily produced by piece-dyeing a dark and light grey melange, the textile’s colour palette perfectly reflects Finn Sködt’s pure aesthetic and exceptional sense for colour. Alongside signature tones such as hot pink, forest green and his favourite ultramarine, new neutral, chalky nuances and subtly coloured shades have been added for a more balanced and contemporary palette.
Enjoy the contemporary palette here

About Finn Sködt

Colours are fluid and the colour blue, especially, is always going somewhere

Finn Sködt trained as a graphic artist at the Graphic Institute of Denmark, Copenhagen, after spending some time at the Aarhus Academy of Fine Arts.

Today, he works with textile design, graphic design, painting, sculpture, and colour composition from his home and workshop, situated in the attractive surroundings of Helgenæs, Denmark. Finn Sködt has been creating upholstery and curtain textiles for Kvadrat since the early 1980s. He is renowned for his exceptional ability in finding and blending colours.

His starting point is always the primary colours – red, yellow and blue; after which he begins to pick out other colours and nuances. Finn Sködt’s work especially favours clear colours and is often inspired by his background in graphics and the arts. The style of his graphic art, as well as his textiles is pure and aesthetic, often featuring his favourite colour: Ultramarine blue.