From May 12 until May 17, Dutch interior textile firm Febrik will kick off its collaboration with cooperative design gallery Colony during New York Design Week. Febrik is a new player in the world of textiles that challenges designers and architects to not merely “think textiles” as a last step in the design process, but instead use them as a springboard for their interior concepts and industrial designs alike.
During Design Week, Colony will display the entire Febrik textile collection. Colony is a community of independent furniture, lighting, textiles and objects designers coming together. From now on, Colony will not just serve as the Dutch firm’s gallery space, but become Febrik’s main source of sales support in the US. In celebration of their ongoing partnership, Colony and Febrik will host different events during New York Design Week.
- May 12, 7:00 PM – Opening Reception (RSVP)
- May 13, 5:00 PM – Beer Tasting (RSVP)
- May 14, 10:00 AM – Yoga with Febrik (RSVP)
- May 14, 5:00 PM – Drink & Draw (RSVP)
- May 15, 11:00 AM – Design Dim Sum (RSVP)
- May 15, 3:00 PM – Design Jeopardy Panel (RSVP)
- May 16, TBA – Paintbox Pop-Up (RSVP)
- May 16, 8:00 PM – Movie Night (RSVP)
- May 17, 10:00 AM – Coffee and Donuts
- May 17, 2:00 PM – Champagne Toast
For more information, or to RSVP to the events, click here.
Design Schools Workshop
During the NYC Design week, Febrik will also support the Design schools workshop organized by WantedDesign. A group of students coming from the US, and foreign countries will participate the workshop. The focus for this year is on material exploration within the theme of ”Playfulness”. Students will be asked to combine thinking with making, explore materials and produce projects with their hands. Each team will be working with a different material: wood, ceramic, glass and the textile of Febrik.
Location of the workshop: Terminal Stores – 269 11th Avenue, New York
Febrik’s collection of knitted textiles commenced in 2008 under the name Innofa stretch textiles. After several years of international growth Renee Merckx and Jos Pelders continued the successful enterprise under the name Febrik. Known for its versatile collection, innovative approach and collaborative attitude, Febrik creates distinguishing textiles that can be brought into play in the whole gamut of interiors – from domestic use to contract environments.
Three-dimensional structure and stretch are two common threads throughout the entire collection; the latter being a quality intrinsic to the process of knitting. Colour is another benchmark, with matching colour combinations between different designs. Another option is combining distinctive fabrics in the same hue within one design. Versatility is key, with possibilities stretching beyond upholstering.
By putting knitted textiles on the designer map, Febrik aims to serve those who dream today and shape our tomorrow. Doing so by creating interior textiles that allow furniture brands to differentiate from the competition, designers to push the limits of product design and architects to enrich the interiors they fashion.
Besides it cooperative gallery space, Colony Consult is a global design and strategy firm. Founded by Jean Lin as a companion to Colony Co-op, Consult works with a wide range of clients to utilize design, creative direction, marketing and editorial content to better articulate their position in the American market.