Flow is an installation and a videomapping display that plays with light, colour and texture. Flow is movement, lines of energy and matter. It is a journey through diversity that begins with a call through the window display installed in the Hotel de Las Letras, in the main street of Madrid, as part of the Madrid Design Festival, and which culminates with an explosion of senses at the Gabinete de Exposiciones of IED Madrid.
Designed by students of the 4th year of the Higher Qualification in Interior Design, creatives from different regions and countries, this ephemeral installation has been developed in partnership with the Textile design firm Kvadrat and supervised by the teachers Zaloa Mayor, Carolina Fernández, Guillermo Orduña, Lucas Ortiz and Sara Kieninger.
The students have worked on the type of fabric, the colour tones and the different textures through five stages: warmth (origin), cold (problem), uncertainty (travel, transit), hope (arrival) and excitement (new home). The surfaces may be used by the visitors, while a videomapping display accompanies them through each one of the moments, representing the development of this particular journey at the rhythm of a heartbeat: the departure and the mixed thoughts, the new challenges, the excitement of arrival, the sensations caused by the new destination…
Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968 with deep roots in Scandinavia’s design tradition. Kvadrat holds the leading position in Europe’s high-quality contemporary textile market and supplies textiles and textile-related products to architects, designers and private consumers across the world. Their products reflect their commitment to colour, quality, simplicity and innovation. They consistently push the aesthetic, technological and functional properties of textiles. In doing so, they collaborate with leading designers, architects and artists: Miriam Bäckström, Tord Boontje, Ronan y Erwan Bouroullec, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Alfredo Häberli, Akira Minagawa, Giulio Ridolfo, Peter Saville, Finn Sködt, Roman Signer and Patricia Urquiola.
Window displays: from 12 to 22 February 2018.
Hotel de Las Letras. C/ Gran Vía, 11.
Exhibition inauguration: 15 February at 7:30 PM, with the presence of Ivan Vidal, director of the School of Design, and José Luis Martínez, Director of Kvadrat Spain.
Exhibition: From 16 to 24 February 2018
From Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 9 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Gabinete de Exposiciones, IED Madrid.
C/ Flor Alta, 8.