Colé Italia - Kazimir screens


Geometric and floral paintings inspire printed screens


Furniture brand Colé Italia has produced an abstract range of screens inspired by the graphic patterns and delicate floral paintings of 19th and 20th century artists.


Created by Amsterdam designer Julia Dozsa, the Kazimir collection includes six different prints. Three of them were inspired by the block colours and abstract shapes seen in the work of Russian painter Kazimir Malevich, the collection’s namesake. The other three, developed as an extension of the block colour designs, capture the floral patterns of still-life paintings now housed in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.

Each screen has two panels covered in printed jersey fabric; one panel comes in either an abstract block colour or floral print, and the other in one solid colour. Each panel is paired with another of a different shape and height, creating a collection of mismatched, abstract shapes.

The fabric is stretched over a metal frame and there’s a slight gap between the two panels to let the thin steel base slide in between them at the bottom.