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Jaali | by Doshi Levien

Jaali is an architectural woolen upholstery textile designed by Doshi Levien, which fuses pattern and texture to intriguing effect. Viewed from close-up, it reveals a fine net-like grid of hexagonal shapes. However, when seen from a distance, this pattern takes on the expression of a textured structure.

Named after the Hindi word for net or grid, Jaali is constructed with two unicoloured yarns. The contrast between the lighter, tone-on-tone yarns used for the pattern and the smooth, flat surface creates a three-dimensional play of light and shadow. Curiously, this infuses the textile with both lightness and depth.

Though directionless, the drop-like shapes of Jaali's pattern add another dimension to the design. They unite to create a subtle sense of weight and graphic movement.

Jaali comes in 20 colourways, carefully selected from 1500 woven samples. To develop these, Doshi Levien took the color scales of Lila and Raas – two other textiles they have designed for Kvadrat – as a starting point. To complete the palette, the designers set about crafting fresh, unexpected colored neutrals.

Nipa Doshi: “We wanted to add colors that bring something new to the Kvadrat collection, but without being loud or dominant. We want people to use the colors that we create, which is why we introduce them slowly, in a subtle way.”

Jaali combines particularly well with Lila and Raas, but also works well with the other textiles in the Kvadrat collection. It is suitable for public and private spaces.


80,000 Martindale

4 (ISO 1-5)

6-7 (ISO 1-8)

10 years


EU Ecolabel, Greenguard Gold, HPD, EPD

↔ width: 140cm | ☍ 92% new wool worsted, 8 % nylon