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A rug for an architectural gem

The building of the Danish National Bank in central Copenhagen appears prominently in the cityscape. The building was designed by the internationally renowned Danish architect Arne Jacobsen and was inaugurated in 1978.

The building is considered one of Arne Jacobsen’s main works and was in 2009 listed as the youngest building in Denmark to date.

From the inside out, the building exudes Arne Jacobsen’s functionalism and became one of his last works. He died in 1971 after which the architects Dissing and Weitling completed the construction.

Before his death, it was Arne Jacobsen’s wish that Vibeke Klint should design a number of rugs for The Danish National Bank. As always, Vibeke Klint was inspired by the architecture in which her rugs should lie. Her rugs for The Danish National Bank are no exception. The austere minimalist design that she drew for The Danish National Bank is based on a square in one corner and is as created for the functionalist building.

The VK-1 rug has recently been set into production by NORDICMODERN in close collaboration with the Klint family as part of a collection of selected original Vibeke Klint designs.

From: 8.675 kr.

Incl. Danish VAT (25%)

The VK-1 rug is an example of a typical geometrical Vibeke Klint design from the 1980’s in flat-weave technique.

The rug was originally designed for the Danish National Bank.

The rug is available in black with white horizontal and vertical stripes and red squares in two corners or in white with black horizontal and vertical stripes and orange squares in two corners. Furthermore, the design is also available in a light olive with white horizontal and vertical stripes.

Rug in flat weave technique
Warp: Pure linen
Weft: NZ wool

Colours: Black / White – White / Black – Olive / White / Light blue – White

Size approx.:

140 x 215 cm. DKK 8.675 EUR 1.175
160 x 248 cm. DKK 12.635 EUR 1.705
200 x 310 cm. DKK 18.565 EUR 2.508


All prices are list prices incl. Danish VAT (25%)
Terms of delivery: EXW CPH Denmark

All rugs benefit from lying on an underlay. The smaller the rug, the more important it is that the rug has an underlay. It extends the lifetime of the rug and makes the rug more slip proof.



Vibeke Klint (1927-2019)

Vibeke Klint (1927-2019) has been described as the 20th century’s most significant Danish weaver and designer. Her life’s work, which includes everything from rugs, home and clothing textiles to interior design and decoration projects, teaching and communication, is an important part of Danish design and Danish cultural heritage


All rugs by NORDICMODERN are made of 100% wool from New Zealand

Wool has a natural coating of fat which makes it dirt repellant.

Furthermore, as opposed to most other fibres, wool does not burn.

Thus, wool does not need to be treated with fire retardants in order to be used even at places with special fire requirements.


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Easily maintained – high quality wool

Daily cleaning

Use the vacuum cleaner frequently when the rug is new. It is normal that the rug produces shed fluff for a period of time. Vacuum in the direction of the plie and never with the brush down.


Immediately dab the area with a white cotton cloth to prevent the stain from penetrating the fibres.

Carefully sprinkle a bit of water on the stain and dab again with a white cotton cloth.

If the stain does not disappear, the rug should be cleaned by a professional, for instance:

In order to avoid staining from the floor it is recommended to use an underlay.

Rugs in warp repp technique should always have an underlay.

The use of an underlay also assures that the rug lies even and prolongs the lifetime of the rug


It is a good idea to turn the rug around twice a year to avoid uneven wear and to place e.g. plastic or felt protection under the feet of heavy furniture standing on the rug.

Note that the colors may fade if the rug is exposed to strong sunlight for a longer period of time.