THE MMF TEXTILE OF THE YEAR

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

The Atlantic

Karin Mamma Andersson photographed in 2014 by Patrick Miller/Manocamera. 

Karin Mamma Andersson photographed in 2014 by Patrick Miller/Manocamera. 

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. 

It is a lament for all the whales, mussels, shrimps, jellyfish and salty swims. An incantation against poisoning, oil spills and overfishing.
— Karin Mamma Andersson, 2014

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. 

For an artist whose intelligent works contain
an multitude of meanings - tackling important social issues without lectures - allowing the viewer to be participating and compassionate.
— The MMF Artistic Advisory Committee, 2012

2010 • OLAFUR ELIASSON

            Eliasson photographed by             Jacob Jørgensen

            Eliasson photographed by
            Jacob Jørgensen

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. 

Olafur Eliasson is doubtless one of contemporary art’s most influential artists. His field of activities spans from photography to installation, architecture and, more recently, film. With his versatility in a multitude of media, he combines age-old craftsmanship with high technologies that challenge
our modes of perceiving and our conceptions of space and time. Olafur Eliasson is thus no stranger to the textile art form represented by Måås-Fjetterström. We look forward with great excitement to his contribution
— The MMF Artistic Advisory Committee, 2010

2009 • HM QUEEN MARGRETHE

Coastal Landscape

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.

               Edefalk photographed by Carl-Henrik                          Tillberg

               Edefalk photographed by Carl-Henrik          
               Tillberg

Cecilia Edefalk is one of Swedish contemporary art’s most internationally active artists. Her consistent and explorative imagery of specially selected themes is captivating and her watercolour-like way of painting is fascinating...
— The MMF Artistic Advisory Committee, 2008

2007 • JENS FÄNGE

Upstairs

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. 

Jens Fänge has in his works often shown his fascination for stage design-like spaces in slightly pastel-like colours, however with some poisoness green tone. Like in a surrealistic play and into a riddle we are transferred...
— The MMF Artistic Advisory Committee, 2007

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. 

Charlotte Gyllenhammar is selected as the Artist of the Year for a body of work, which, in a variety of media, has the ability to depict a personal and universal living space in which childhood and the family’s shrinking life space is contrasted with society’s politically charged space which stands
our human condition on end.
— The MMF Artistic Advisory Committee, 2006

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. 

Maria Miesenberger displays interesting meetings where a flora of patterns, closely related to the rich imagery of the Orient, co-exists with rather more in-depth exploration of the patterns of the individual body...
— The MMF Artistic Advisory Committee, 2005

2004 • JOCKUM NORDSTRÖM

The Coachman

Handwoven by Berit Håkansson and Margareta Westdahl at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB. Båstad, Sweden. Knotted pile. 280 x 280 centimeters. Wool on linen-warp. 

...for his uncompromising work in which he constantly moves in the interface of drawing, collage and painting. Firmly he romances an imagery of humans, animals, nature and architecture, which sometimes originate in folk art and sometimes in the disorder of some absurd dream...
— The MMF Artistic Advisory Committee, 2004

2003 • ELIS ERNST ERIKSSON

The Peeper

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

In 2003 the artistic advisory committee awarded the doyen of the Swedish art scene, Elis Ernst Eriksson. Like a one-man movement in Swedish art, Eriksson has eschewed traditional media in their refined forms and instead applied a Dadaist “kitchen-midden” of media, in which Elis Eriksson has made the rules.
— The MMF Artistic Advisory Committee, 2003
Eriksson photographed by Mails 

Eriksson photographed by Mails 


2002 • MARIE-LOUISE EKMAN

Untitled

Handwoven by Birgit Svensson at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB. Båstad, Sweden. Relief pile. 160 x 206 centimeters. Wool and linen, linen-warp. 

The first year’s prize was awarded to Marie-Louise Ekman who is not only a wide-ranging visual artist, working with painting, drawing, objects, sculpture and graphic work, but also pursues a career as a filmmaker, playwright and author...
..Marie-Louise Ekman’s depiction of the Madonna does not bring out the corporality of figure. On the contrary, her body is enveloped in a veil-like substance that may be interpreted as fabric or foam. It is a substance that lends a feeling of spirituality and immaterial presence to the Madonna figure.