RUG VK-9

A rug for Lillemor

The renowned architect Halldor Gunnløgsson (1928-1985) designed a house by the sea in Rungsted in 1958 for himself and his wife, Lillemor. The house is considered one of the most refined single-family houses of the period under the influence of American and traditional Japanese architecture.

The house consists of large windows from floor to ceiling, which are stretched between 2 brick gables. All walls are painted black, while the ceilings are in light pine moldings.

The house is listed and is part of Realdania´s collection of approx. 60 historic properties, which represent Danish building history through 500 years.

 

Vibeke Klint and her husband, Morten Klint, were close friends with the Gunnløgsson family, and when Halldor asked “Vibber” (Vibeke Klint) to design a rug for the house that would fit the black walls and gray-blue marble tiles on the floor, the result was the carpet VK-9. The rug combines a deep black base with her characteristic “lightning” details in pink, camel and white.

 

The rug VK-9 has recently been put into production by NORDICMODERN in close collaboration with the Klint family as part of NORDICMODERN’s collection of selected original Vibeke Klint rug designs.

The rug is available in 4 sizes: Runner 80×240 cm, small rug 140×200 cm, medium size 170×240 cm and 200×300 cm.

All rugs are hand-woven in New Zealand wool and felted English wool in warp-repp technique combined with details in flat weave.

From: 6.300 DKK

Incl. Danish VAT (25%)
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The VK-9 is based on a rug which Vibeke Klint designed for her friends, Danish architect Halldor Gunnløgsson and his wife, Lillemor, in the end of the 1980’s.

The rug is made in warp repp technique with “lightning” details in flat weave, a challenging combination as the two techniques work against each other.

The rug is available with black background and details in black, white, pink, and camel with a 3 cm visible black edge.

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

Colours: Black background, details in black, white, pink, and camel.

Size approx.:

80 x 240 cm DKK 6.300 EUR 852
140 x 200 cm DKK 9.190 EUR 1.242
170×240 cm DKK 13.440 EUR 1.817
200 x 300 cm DKK 19.740 EUR 2.668

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.