Mary Jernkvist Textile
Lena Rewell (1934 - )
A Finnish textile designer with a flair for colour and form.
Lena Rewells of the designs are colorful and easy to recognize.In 1961, started by Lena Rewell to his company by Lena Rewell Textile Studio in Helsinki, finland. Where the beginning she was weaving the most well-known products, as the exclusive blankets in the machines, and had a collaboration with the great fashion houses of Paris. The printed fabric has its own unique character, and they did in the 60's of the Tampella and Finlayson. The inspiration is taken from nature.
Mari Simmulson ( 1911 - 2000)
Mari Simmulson was born in Estonia and became well-known and well-loved for its pottery, and she did that for Upsala-Ekeby in Sweden. They are the most beautiful and unique textilmönstren as she did in the ' 50's, with a nature rooted in a reverence for the natural environment away from the country. Her daughters, Eva and Mari said this about his mother, "my Mother was an exceptional artist of many forms, figuration, graphic and sensual".
Marjatta Metsovaara (1927 - 2014)
The Finnish textile artist, who was to play a major role in the modernisation of the Finnish heminredningen in the 60's. At the beginning of her career, she was heavily influenced by both american and Danish design. In 1954, she started her business Metsovaara ltd, and began to run a vävfabrik of his father's old offices in the Urdiala. Her design was new, and she got off to a good start, both in Finland and abroad.
Her vibrant fabrics were printed by Tampella in Tampere. His technical knowledge and experimented with a variety of materials and led to many successful alliances with other companies such.(e).x. It and the Mini-Flare.
Viola Gråsten (1910 - 1994)
The pattern genius and rebel Viola Gråsten said,”the perfect often gets so boring". With those words said and with her innovative patterns, color combinations and ryamattas she achieved star status in the fabric world during the 50s, - and 60s.
With the pattern "Oomph" she made a great sensation when it premiered in ljushallen at the Nordic company in Stockholm in 1952. Everyone wanted to see the fabric and the queue curled long outside the department store. The cheeky and daring color combinations along with the dancing triangles quickly became fashionable in the young generation and Viola Gråsten became popular.
She thrived best under the rooftops in her studio where she played out her designs. The colors she determined long before the pattern got its shape and impatient as she was neither changed nor processed She them. The names of the patterns were important but usually they came into something funny she picked up on the way to the studio from a newspaper or from the Jazz. Viola Greystone loved to dance so the names swing, sway elle boogie was no accident.
In an interview in Form in 1965, she tells me that she doesn't care if an interior is beautiful or not. "What I want to achieve is the feeling of life”.
Elisabeth Nordin (1945 -
Elisabeth Nordin changed Borås to "Swinging London" in the late 60's for art studies and inspiration.
- I had the feeling that everything was possible there, and everything felt new,
the way of life, the youth culture, the fashion and the music.
Before returning home to Borås to continue working as a freelance textile designer, she also managed to run a shop with her husband in central London, Tie & Dye by Brian and Liz. There they sold knit batik which was then about to become modern.
In Elisabeth Nordin's patterns you can clearly see a strong feeling for "flower power", large happy patterns in strong colors.
The pattern "Spalje" which is now in our collection she made for Borås Wäfveri in 1967. It became a bestseller.