Raas and Lila

Fabrics for Kvadrat

Doshi Levien presents two vibrant upholstery textiles, Raas and Lila with an exceptional colour story. The duo mixed and painted over a 100 gouache colours by hand. These were used as a reference in production to dye the yarn with great accuracy – resulting in sophisticated, elegant colours that cannot be found in any existing colour systems.

Lila means ‘play’ or ‘dance’ while Raas refers to ‘aesthetics’ and ‘feelings’. The names of the textiles reflects the commonalities of outwardly contrasting worlds – Royal Indian miniature paintings, glazed Chinese ceramics and Modernist paintings – and derives from Hindu mythology. The sensual colour concept for the textiles comprises natural, deep tone- on-tone and subtle colour combinations, which unite to create intriguing new hues.

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