ASPLUND has developed a limited edition of hand-knotted rugs in collaboration with the Hilma af Klint Foundation, which CFHILL has been granted the exclusive rights to sell. Their studio is located in the Indian carpet district of Mirzapur, which is famous for the skill of its craftspeople and its high standards in terms of workers’ conditions. The yarns, which consist of New Zealand wool and silk, have been dyed to match her characteristic shades: violet, warm red, pink, blue, and dark grey.
– In Sweden, we have grown accustomed to interiors decorated with fantastic rugs. This is much thanks to the efforts of like Josef Frank and Barbro Nilsson. Hilma af Klint’s oeuvre is so powerful that it can geniuses be easily materialised as a wall hanging, or on the floor, without losing any of its impact. A piece like this lends a warm, spiritual mood to the entire room. These carpets feel like classics already, says Michael Storåkers of CFHILL.
– We’ve been working on this project for almost two years, looking for a way to produce rugs with the right colours and the correct reproductions of the patterns, and we’re incredibly proud of the results and the quality of these products. We are greatly honoured to have been trusted with this task by the Hilma af Klint Foundation.