Art on the floor
For Vibeke Klint, it was important that there was consistency between quality, simplicity in the patterns and color choices.
Her work on the loom most often began with a drawing or a watercolor. It was her favorite starting point.
The watercolors were often provided with her notes, as here on her watercolor draft of the rug that later came to be called VK-8:
“This is very clumsy. It should be much more elegant and in other colors. ”
The VK-8 rug is woven in the “El Grecco” pattern, where the background is kept in white, slate black and orange fields. A pattern reminiscent of the Greek bent pattern or “running dog” in the colors black, light olive and pink runs throughout the rug and seems to change color, depending on whether they are seen on a white, slate black or orange background.
The rug VK-8 is from the late 1970s and was shown for the first time at Vibeke Klint’s separate exhibition at “Den Permanente” in Copenhagen in 1982.
In close collaboration with the Klint family, NORDICMODERN has recently set VK-8 into production as part of their collection of selected original Vibeke Klint rugs.
The VK-8 rug is one of Vibeke Klint’s most complicated and demanding designs, which can only be made by the absolute most skilled and professional weavers.
As Ole Paustian, founder of Paustian furniture store, said when he saw the rug: “That’s genuine art on the floor. No furniture should ever be placed on it!”
VK-8 is available in 3 sizes: 140×213 cm, 170×240 cm and 200×325 cm
From: 10.210 DKK