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LOUISE HEDERSTRÖM (Swedish, b. 1973)

September, 2017

Carpet of varying textures and piles

78.75 x 118 x .75 inches

The carpet, made from wool and linen, was developed in collaboration with Kasthall, whose production is in Kinna in Sweden. The idea came from six different fabrics of the designer Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg, developed during her years as creative leader at Kasthall. The result is a large-scale camouflage pattern with variations in height and structure inspired by the shifts and shapes of the deciduous forest. The colours are taken from the month of September when autumn begins to give us reminders of nature. When the colour scheme changes from clear green to more cool notes, and the wind and shadows remind us that the heat still remains.

“The challenge was to continue Gunilla’s amazing work, to bring them together with their own expression, while allowing the individual techniques to retain their own character. Everyone has got their own colour scheme, based on Kasthall’s colour palette in yarn and linen, which, to some extent, was a limitation, but also an important reason for the rug to be produced. And combining yarns, colours and making samples together with specialists and weavers with such profound knowledge of the subject was a privilege.”

Louise Hederström is a furniture designer based in Malmö. After graduating in 1998 from Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm, she now has an extensive business as a designer. Her clients include some of the most respected manufacturing companies in Scandinavian design, such as Offecct, Skagerak and Maze. Louise regularly participates in exhibitions in Sweden and abroad and has also repeatedly been an instructor for various design education programmes.

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