Gustaf Von Arbin files his second report from Sweden, this time investigating a traditional textile studio.
I went with my brother Carl to the Märta Måås-Fjetterström textile art studio situated in the little town of Båstad, in the southwest of Sweden. It was founded in 1919 by Märta. In 2002, the art weaving studio initiated a new tradition by which an artist designs a textile which is woven into a single, unique copy. This year, the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson combined the age-old craftsmanship with high-technology to challenge our modes of perceiving and our conceptions of space and time. They had to invent a new way of weaving to be able to create his rug.
We got the grand tour behind the magic woven rugs and the big weaver chairs down in the basement where they create their palette of different colors and threads. I took some pictures. Hope you like them!