RUG VK-5

A gift for generations

A special gift for a special person is the story behind the VK-5 rug that Vibeke Klint weaved in the late 1940s. The rug was made in the post-war period, when there was a shortage of pretty much everything, so when Vibeke Klint was lucky enough to get a small batch of Norwegian wool, she weaved a rug for her mother. The rug has been in the family’s ownership ever since, and is today with Vibeke Klint’s eldest son, Peter Klint.

It can be said that the rug is now moving out of the Klint family’s home to be put into production in four sizes, so that it can embrace both the large dining table and the long corridor.

The rug is part of NORDICMODERN’s collection of original Vibeke Klint rug designs, selected in close collaboration with the Klint family.

The VK-5 rug is woven in double-woven New Zealand wool, which makes it extra soft and comfortable. A rug woven in solid yarns that contain a lot of lanolin, which makes it dirt-repellent, so that it can also lie in the busier areas of the home.

The rug VK-5 was the very first rug that Vibeke Klint designed, and is characterized by the fact that Vibeke Klint was inspired by her teacher, Gerda Henning, whose workshop Vibeke Klint took over in 1951 after Gerda Henning’s untimely death at the request of the husband of Gerda Henning, the famous sculptor Gerhard Henning. The rug consists of small square pieces in white and black that are connected all over the surface, so that it appears elegant and lifelike, but most of all so timeless that it is now put into production for the next generation.

Available in 4 sizes: 80×240 cm, 140×200 cm, 170×240 cm, and 200×300 cm

From: 5.325 DKK

Incl. Danish VAT (25%)
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The VK-5 rug is actually the very first design by Vibeke Klint based on a rug which she made for her mother in the 1940’s. The original rug has been in the family ever since and is now owned by her oldest son, Peter Klint. The rug is based on the double weave technique, giving the rug a pleasant thickness and softness.

The rug is available with pattern in black and white with a 3 cm visible white edge.

Rug in double weave technique
Warp: Fine Cotton
Weft: NZ wool

Colours: Black / White

Size approx.:

80 x 240 cm. DKK 5.325 EUR 720
140 x 200 cm DKK 8.340 EUR 1.130
170 x 240 cm. DKK 12.150 EUR 1.640
200 x 300 cm. DKK 17.850 EUR 2.412

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

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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.