Congratulations to restaurant Aquavit and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio for the Wallpaper Design Awards 2017: Best outpost. We had the pleasure of providing the wall hangings, Green glass carpet designed by Olafur Eliasson and Kringelikroka designed by Barbro Nilsson.
Following a successful collaboration last year, Tina Seidenfaden Busck, founder of The Apartment in Copenhagen, journeys to the exclusive Swedish seaside resort of Båstad to curate a summer exhibition for the legendary weaving studio, Märta Måås-Fjetterström. Organised under the theme of wall hangings, Tina Seidenfaden Busck will focus her practised and considered eye on exquisite examples from Märta Måås-Fjetterström herself, Barbro Nilsson, Marianne Richter, Ann-Mari Forsberg and Karin Mamma Andersson, mixing these with beautiful items of furniture and works of art by her own roster of internationally renowned designers and artists, as well as vintage pieces, for a unique and inspiring environment. Participating designers and artists include Muller Van Severen, Michael Anastassiades, Ilse Crawford, McCollin Bryan, Azucena, Cathrine Raben Davidsen and Rune Bruun Johansen.
Since its opening in Copenhagen in 2011, The Apartment has become a must-visit space of art and design, esteemed for its inventory of tasteful, colorful and timeless design pieces, ranging from lighting to objects and soft furnishings. Its ethos perfectly complements that of Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s, founded in 1919, which is celebrated around the world for producing variegated, hand-woven and utterly distinct designs. Last year The Apartment presented a joint exhibition with MMF, pairing elegant, spare lighting by London designer Michael Anastassiades with 10 rugs from the Märta Måås-Fjetterström Studio, including one by the artist Karin Mamma Andersson. Between 2002 and 2014, the Swedish studio emphasized its links to contemporary art by realizing unique textile works with contemporary artists, among them Olafur Eliasson and Queen Margrethe II.
TINA SEIDENFADEN BUSCK, FOUNDER OF THE APARTMENT “I am delighted to be curating Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s summer exhibition at its home in Båstad this year, following our happy collaboration last year at The Apartment in Copenhagen. Märta Måås-Fjetterström produces extraordinary woven textiles in addition to the rugs for which it is famous. I am excited to be revealing beautiful examples of vintage wall hangings and combining them with selected pieces of art and furniture by the designers and artists, I work closely with.”
ANGELICA PERSSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF MÄRTA MÅÅS-FJETTERSTRÖM AB “After the successful exhibition last year – when Märta Måås-Fjetterström visited The Apartment in Copenhagen – we know that Tina Seidenfaden Busck at The Apartment, with her strong sensibility and professional eye, can shine new light on MMF wall hangings - and with a modern twist pair them with selected internationally recognized art and design. We are very happy to offer this beautiful coalition to our many visitors at the Märta Måås-Fjetterström Studio in Båstad this summer.”
The exhibition opens on the 27th of June and closes on the 27th of August, 2016
ABOUT THE APARTMENT The Apartment is an interior design gallery housed in an elegant eighteenth-century house in the heart of Copenhagen. Tina Seidenfaden Busck opened the space in 2011. Formerly she worked with Sotheby’s for more than 10 years in both London and Copenhagen. Her lifelong passion for design and contemporary art is evident in her interiors.
ABOUT MÄRTA MÅÅS-FJETTERSTRÖM AB The Märta Måås-Fjetterström Studio was founded in 1919 in Sweden by Märta Måås-Fjetterström, one of the leading textile artists of the early twentieth century. Märta Måås-Fjetterström bequeathed 700 designs that form the studio’s heritage after her death in 1941. Starting in 1942, contemporary artists, including Barbro Nilsson, Marianne Richter and Ann-Mari Forsberg, have continuously contributed with many new works. Today 15 artisan weavers create hand-woven rugs in the MMF studio that adorn homes, public institutions, companies, embassies and churches.
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How To Spend It writes about the Chocago-based Wright's auction dedicated to pieces from the Märta Måås-Fjetterström Studio. The auction will take place on May 3, 2016.
When Wall Street Journal did their summary of coming interior trends for 2016, Scandinavian rugs were mentioned and especially rugs from Märta Måås-Fjetterström.
"“With elegantly balanced geometric compositions, these rugs are a sophisticated answer to the omnipresent neutrals and sisals,” said Los Angeles designer Madeline Stuart, who is fond of early-20th-century designs from the company Märta Måås-Fjetterström. The somewhat folksy carpets adapt to a variety of contexts. “The restraint of Scandinavian design works with both contemporary and traditional interiors,” noted San Francisco designer Heather Hilliard."
Blåarp designed by Barbro Nilsson in 1962.
Starting January 31 2015, selected vintage works from Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB are exhibited and sold together with lighting from Michael Anastassiades at the Apartment in Copenhagen, Denmark. Please visit theapartment.dk for more information.
Between 2002 and 2014, the MMF artistic advisory committee selected contemporary artists to design the MMF Textile of the Year. The artist's sketch was interpreted into a unique textile work of art by skilled artisan weavers at the studio in Båstad, Sweden.
The members of MMF's artistic advisory committee are Bo Nilsson, Chief Curator at Artipelag; Pontus Bonnier, art collector; Mailis Stensman, author and critic; Angelica Persson, MD, MMF AB and Ulrik Swedrup, Chairman of MMF AB.
2014 • KARIN MAMMA ANDERSSON
A tribute to the sea. Handwoven by Elsa Mörk, Johanna Pettersson, Helen Carlsson and Eva Forslund at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Båstad, Sweden. Relief-woven dense rya rug. Wool and linen on linen warp. 245 x 315 centimeters.
2012 • YLVA OGLAND
Snöfrid's Distillery Pictogram 2012
Handwoven by Elsa Mörk and Linnéa Blomgren at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Båstad, Sweden. Relief, dense rya rug. Relief knotted pile with details in flatware. 250 x 250 centimeters.
2010 • OLAFUR ELIASSON
The green glass carpet
Handwoven by Petra Elström, Margareta Westdahl and Elisabet Andersson at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Båstad, Sweden. A special technique was developed for this piece. Wool on linen warp. 200 x 300 centimeters.
2009 • HM QUEEN MARGRETHE
Since 1970, HM Queen Margrethe has been actively engaged in a number of artistic modes of expression: painting, church textiles, watercolours, prints, book illustrations, découpage works, scenography and embroidery. A great many of these artistic works have been shown in connection with exhibitions in Denmark and abroad. The Queen’s artistic works are represented at the following art museums: Statens Museum for Kunst [the Danish national gallery], Aarhus Art Museum, ARoS, and Køge Art Gallery Sketch Collection [sketches for church textiles].
Handwoven by Margareta Westdahl and Monica Nilsson at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Båstad, Sweden. wool on linen warp. Knotted pile. 150 x 200 centimeters.
2008 • CECILIA EDEFALK
Double White Venus
Handwoven by Berit Håkansson and Eva Forslund at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB. Båstad, Sweden. Dense rya rug. 170 x 227 centimeters. Wool and linen, linen-warp.
Double White Venus was acquired by the National Public Art Council Sweden.
2007 • JENS FÄNGE
Handwoven by Birgit Svensson and Elsa mörk at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Båstad, Sweden. Knotted pile. Wool on linen warp. 200 x 289 centimeters. Upstairs was acquired by the National Public Art Council Sweden and placed in the Swedish Cabinet Office.
2006 • CHARLOTTE GYLLENHAMMAR
On the carpet
Handwoven by Birgitta Helgesson and Margareta Krantz at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB. Båstad, Sweden. Flatware, soumak and knotted pile. 244 x 344 centimeters. Wool and linen, linen-warp.
2005 • MARIA MISENBERGER
The Brain Carpet
Handwoven by Iris Ivarsson and Petra Elström at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB. Båstad, Sweden. Relief pile. 200 x 238 centimeters. Wool, linen silk and gold, linen-warp.
2004 • JOCKUM NORDSTRÖM
Handwoven by Berit Håkansson and Margareta Westdahl at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB. Båstad, Sweden. Knotted pile. 280 x 280 centimeters. Wool on linen-warp.
2003 • ELIS ERNST ERIKSSON
Handwoven by Monica Nilsson and Eva Forslund at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB. Båstad, Sweden. Relief rya and knotted pile. 256 x 220 centimeters. Wool, linen and goat hair, linen-warp
2002 • MARIE-LOUISE EKMAN
Handwoven by Birgit Svensson at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB. Båstad, Sweden. Relief pile. 160 x 206 centimeters. Wool and linen, linen-warp.
The inspiration for the co-operation is a crossover between Märta Måås-Fjetterström's typical ”rölakan” weaving technique with the national romanticism translated into a modern design with street-sporty influences leaning towards a 70’s feeling.
The epicentre material is a wool cotton jacquard with the translated the pattern ”Svarta Fällen” together with prints inspired by the water colour sketches from Märta Måås-Fjetterström's archive.