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April 2, 2024
Frida Hansen

Frida Hansen as a Bridge between Norwegian and European tapestry

“I would take up the old Norwegian weaving, renew it, make it available, and also make it a means of employment. And so began my life’s […]
April 2, 2024
French Art Deco

A Guide to French Art Deco

“Rarity Speaks Volumes” French Art Deco is indistinguishable from their 1920s inspiration in color, detail, and durable texture that sits comfortably in any space—the only difference […]
April 1, 2024
Marion Dorn

A Profile on Marion Dorn – The “Architect of Floors”

“I have a vocation,” she was quoted in 1951, “I love designing.”  Marion Dorn, a prominent and successful designer of the 20th century, gained recognition as […]
April 1, 2024
Sonia Delaunay

A Profile on Sonia Delaunay: Mother of Art Deco Abstraction & Founder of Orphism

“I love creation more than life, and I must express myself before disappearing.“ Sonia Delaunay Sonia Delaunay’s influence on the avant-garde scene and her multidisciplinary approach […]
April 1, 2024
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann and his Contributions to the Art Deco Movement

“Fashions don’t start among the common people. Along with satisfying a desire for change, fashion’s real purpose is to display wealth.” … “Whether you want it […]
April 1, 2024
Joan Miro

A Brief Introduction to Joan Miró and his European Tapestries

Joan Miró, a prominent Spanish artist, played a pivotal role in shaping avant-garde creations in the 20th century. His work seamlessly blended natural forms, linear markings, […]
April 1, 2024
Modern Tapestry

Contemporary Tapestries Exploring Politics and Modern Conflicts in Light of Diedrick Brackens and Erin M Riley’s Work

Anni Albers, often regarded as the godmother of textile arts, emphasized the enduring significance of threads as early transmitters of meaning, akin to cave paintings. In […]
March 29, 2024
 The Khalili Collections

The Khalili Collection of Swedish Textiles: The Only Extensive Collection of Swedish Flatweaves Outside Scandinavia

The Khalili Collection of Swedish Textiles is a private assembly of textile art curated by the British-Iranian scholar, collector, and philanthropist Nasser D. Khalili. Developed over […]
March 29, 2024
Querubim Lapa

A Profile on Querubim Lapa and his Expressive European Tapestries

Querubim Lapa de Almeida, born in Portimão in 1925, experienced a transformative moment during his visit to the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940, exposing him to […]
March 29, 2024
Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry: UNESCO’s European “Memory of the World”

The Bayeux Tapestry serves as a unique and invaluable historical account of the medieval period in Normandy and England. Beyond narrating the events of the conquest, […]
March 28, 2024
Erik Lundberg

Erik Lundberg and his Traditional Rug Patterns Inspired from Skåne Weaving

Erik Lundberg’s rugs exhibit a diverse range of designs, incorporating both conventional bordered patterns and techniques that involve isolating traditional design elements and enlarging them on […]
March 28, 2024
Kerstin Butler

Kerstin Butler and her Swedish explorations of Patterns and Colors in Textile Design

Kerstin Butler, born in 1923 in the Gothenburg area, brought a vibrant and determined spirit to the world of textile design. Trained in Stockholm at both […]