RUG VK-4

Rug in Vibeke Klint blue

In the 1980s and 90s, Vibeke Klint often weaved in a technique called warp repp. Unlike flat weave, where it is the weft that forms the pattern, it is the warp – the vertical thread – that forms the pattern.

Setting up the loom for a rug in warp repp takes up to 1 week, as there are 6 threads per centimeter. This means that there are often well over 1000 warp threads in a rug.

Most often, she combined warp repp with flat weave technique in her characteristic details in a “lightning” pattern. This is a challenging combination, as the two techniques work against each other and are difficult to balance, i.e. that the edges align.

Vibeke Klint mastered the difficult art of limitation, which makes a design timeless, of which the VK-4 design is an excellent example.

The combination of dark blue and black was repeated in many of Vibeke Klint’s rugs from this period, and was so characteristic that weaver Inge Alifrangis chose a detail from just such a rug for the front page of her book “Vibeke Klint – the weaver” which was published in connection with Vibeke Klint’s 70th birthday in 1997.

The VK-4 rug is available in 5 sizes: 60×130 cm, 80×240 cm, 140×200 cm, 170×240 cm and 200×300 cm.

Available in dark blue/black with lightning details in black and white.

From: 7.760 DKK

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The VK-4 rug is an example of a typical pattern of Vibeke Klint from the 1980’s and 1990’s mixing the warp repp technique with flat-weave technique in the “lightning” details, a challenging combination which can be done only by the most experienced weavers.

The rug is available in dark blue/black with “lightning” details in black, white and ultra marine blue and a 3 cm visible black edge.

Rug in warp repp technique.
Details in flat weave.
Warp: NZ wool
Weft: Felted English wool

Colours: Blue

Size approx.:

60 x 130 cm. DKK 2.165 EUR 293
80 x 240 cm. DKK 5.325 EUR 720
140 x 200 cm. DKK 7.760 EUR 1.050
170 x 240 cm. DKK 11.490 EUR 1.553
200 x 300 cm. DKK 17.220 EUR 2.327
All prices are list prices incl. Danish VAT (25%)
Terms of delivery: EXW CPH DenmarkAll 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.

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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

Material

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.

Delivery

Denmark : 2-4 working days – Europe : 5-7 working day

Shipping in Denmark & abroad

Shipping is free in Denmark, Scandinavia and other EU countries for purchases over DKK 500/EUR 65

How can I return an item

For orders under DKK 500/EUR 65, there is an extra charge for shipping of DKK 50/EUR 6.5

You can return any item/s purchased on nordicmodern.dk within 14 days of receipt. Simply complete our return slip. How can I return an item

Maintenance

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.

Stains

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: Vaskeriet.dk

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

Wear

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.