RUG VK-8

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

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VK-8 is an example of Vibeke Klint’s geometric design in ”El Grecco” pattern, and was shown for the first time at her exhibition at “Den Permanente” in Copenhagen in 1982.

Rug in flat weave technique.
Warp: Pure Linen
Weft: NZ wool

Colours: Charcoal / White / Orange
Patterns: Black / Dusty rose / Dusty light olive

Size approx.:

140 x 213 cm. DKK 10.210 EUR 1.380
170 x 240 cm. DKK 13.980 EUR 1.890
200 x 325 cm. DKK 22.270 EUR 3.010

 

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.