KEVIN HVIID X GANNI
Irïs swinging couch is a design collab between architect Kevin Hviid and GANNI fashion house.
It has been designed for the 2017 Cabinetmakers’ Exhibition.
The swinging couch is a bright colorful 3-meter-tall construction, developed around an iron structure and multi-colored nylon bands (600+ pieces of nylon bands, manually attached!) with a focus on strings and lines. Representing complexity the furniture is both a strong statement while maintaining functional at the same time. Irïs is a piece of furniture with curves, character and sharp elbows.. She is colorful, both inside and out, stands out from the background and attracts attention. “Her skirts” swing and sway as she brings one, two or more people back and forth in her arms but Irïs also offers room and time for reflection and lingering in the moment by providing a sheltered, intimate space in her arms.
GANNI and Kevin Hviid have previously strong ties and Kevin Hviid’s prior uniqa decorate selected GANNI stores, however this design collaboration is the biggest to date. The furniture is a sort of Scandi 2.0 with a dash of colour.
IrÏs is a tribute to the Scandinavian girl: She’s not a perfectly polished persona, but a concoction of independence and freedom.
- material: iron and nylon
- size: 1,00x1,60x2,70 m.
- photographer: Hans H. Baerholm