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Wolf-Gordon debuts Tjep.Cubism at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, April 14-19, 2015

April 4, 2015

For the first time, Wolf-Gor­don will present a brand­ed col­lec­tion of prod­ucts to an inter­na­tion­al audi­ence at the Salone Inter­nazionale del Mobile in Milan, April 14 – 19, 2015. Wolf-Gor­don and Dutch design­er Frank Tjep­ke­ma of Tjep. will debut Tjep.Cubism, a col­lec­tion of inte­ri­or sur­fac­ing mate­ri­als that includes four wall­cov­er­ings, an uphol­stery tex­tile, and a sheer drap­ery tex­tile. A play­ful ref­er­ence to the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry cul­tur­al phe­nom­e­non, Czech Cubism, this col­lec­tion fea­tures a series of strik­ing geo­met­ric pat­terns -“vari­a­tions on a theme”-that use the cube as the point of departure.

I chose the most fun­da­men­tal archi­tec­tur­al shape as a start­ing point for the new col­lec­tion: the cube. From there, my chal­lenge was to add poet­ry, cre­ativ­i­ty, and dynam­ics to the most for­mal archi­tec­tur­al shape imag­in­able – an invi­ta­tion to break away from for­mal­i­ty and live to the fullest.” – Frank Tjep­ke­ma, Prin­ci­pal of Tjep.

It is fit­ting that we make our inter­na­tion­al debut at the Salone and with Tjep. The company’s chief cre­ative offi­cer, Mary­beth Shaw, first encoun­tered the work of the Ams­ter­dam-based Tjep. at the Salone in 2012, and deter­mined that Tjep’s con­cep­tu­al strength and sculp­tur­al pat­tern­ing would make for an inter­est­ing appli­ca­tion to Wolf-Gordon’s prod­ucts. Tjep. and Wolf-Gor­don Design Stu­dio began work­ing togeth­er in 2013.

This is also our first exclu­sive design col­lec­tion that com­pris­es items from three of our prod­uct cat­e­gories: wall­cov­er­ing, uphol­stery and drap­ery textiles.