nya nordiska x Bodo Sperlein
For the spring collection 2020, five exclusive fabric innovations were created
in cooperation with the multiple award-winning London product designer
Bodo Sperlein. Blast, Blitz, Boom, Balbo CS and Boja CS have their creative
roots in Vorticism, a specifically English contribution to Modernism
and combine natural inspiration with elements of Cubism.
For Blast, a Cubist motif was interpreted in a contemporary way as a generous jacquard
pattern on a fine cotton thread quality. Blitz is a drapery fabric which displays cubic
forms strung together like collages to form an all-over pattern. Boom uses
this pattern as a print design on recycled wool, which is suitable for both
decoration and upholstery.
The semi-transparent drapery fabrics Balbo and Boja signal their suitability for the contract sector
by the addition of CS: Balbo CS shows a design reminiscent of raindrops with a hatched effect,
Boja CS displays a net structure that stretches coral-like over the feather-light base fabric.
»nya nordiska’s design commission for the 2020 fabric collection enabled me
to bring my my textile fantasies to life – morphing natural inspiration with
elements of Cubism. My designs explore fascinating combinations that can
expressively influence interiors and correspond perfectly with nya nordiska’s
signature design language.«
– Bodo Sperlein, Designer –
To the point. These organic-looking dot elements were conceived by Bodo Sperlein and have their origin in the designer’s own handprint. A reference to nature and craftsmanship is also exuded by the textile interpretation of the motif. The dotting in this semi-transparent drapery fabric looks crosshatched and is as individual in its outline as its natural prototype. In five soft non-colours, this Trevira CS fabric adds a finely measured touch of exuberance in the contract sector.
The elementary art of interiors. This expressive, large-format design care of Bodo Sperlein has its creative roots in Vorticism, a specifically English contribution to Modernism. Parallel to Cubism, this art form emerged in the early 20th century. Bodo Sperlein has now reinterpreted it for our millennium. As a generous jacquard pattern on a very fine thread cotton base, Blast’s Vorticist Cubist motif reveals its graphic effect in situ convincing us as a flambuoyant eyecatcher.
A flash of textile brilliance. In the same fabric quality as Blast, Bodo Sperlein’s Blitz also displays cubic forms strung together like collages to form an all-over pattern. The jagged shape of its blitz-like lightening radiates sheer energy looking almost like stylised graffiti. Its two colours in three soft colour combinations give the sizable jacquard made of fine-threaded cotton an optical presence without overemphasising the pattern.
A filigree net-work. Bodo Sperlein also holds the creative threads in his hands in this print design that uses nya nordiska’s popular, semi-transparent, top-quality Soufflé CS Uni as its base. Here these threads are linked to form a modern, net-like structure extending, almost coral-like, over the light-as-a-feather base fabric. The natural feel of this wafer-thin drapery product made of Trevira CS makes it ideal for adorning even large window features on commercial premises. With its versatile and vital appearance this creates a natural atmosphere. In a choice of four colours.
Woollen and sustainable. The Bodo Sperlein edition for nya nordiska is rounded off by Boom, an innovative upholstery fabric that can also serve as a heavy drapery. The print design on recycled wool combines the look and feel of its natural material with a sense of sustainability. Combined with a synthetic fibre component, this drapery and upholstery fabric boasts exceptional durability. Its graphic design corresponds to that of Blitz and can be made up without pattern repeats.