Map and Satellite are sophisticated curtains made from Trevira CS, designed by Vibeke Rohland. Both offer an elegant structure resembling embroidery and feature a gridded pattern of coloured dots on a complementary background colour, which create subtle colour nuances. However, whilst the fabrics share key characteristics and complement each other well, each has a very individual expression.
The pattern for Map features two areas of dots in two different colours, which play across the width of fabric. These areas meet in middle of the textile and overlap to form eye-catching colour nuances. This gives the curtain a vibrant expression that is reminiscent of a map. In addition, the look of Map changes with the perspective of the viewer: from a distance it appears as if the pattern is created by solid colors, but as the viewer gets closer, the different coloured dots emerge, revealing how the perceived color is created.
Each color setting for Map consists of three different colours: the base tone of the fabric and dots in two different colours. This creates a variety of intriguing and surprising tones in each colourway.
Vibeke Rohland was inspired to create Map by the idea of creating an, ‘active yet controlled textile’, which ‘becomes an abstract landscape where colors blend and create new forms and color experiences’.
Satellite appears unicolored from a distance, but reveals a gridded pattern of colored dots as the viewer gets closer. The fabric combines two colours: the background tone and dots in another shade. Vibeke Rohland: ‘The colour of Satellite is expressed through an interaction between the base color and the dots. The detail in the design is one of the strengths of what, initially, seems to be a simple textile.’
Suitable for contract and private use, Map and Satellite are in the same design ‘family’ as Squares, another curtain design for Kvadrat by Vibeke Rohland. As a result, they share many colours and combine particularly well.