Björk wool rug collection
Designed by Lena Bergström
“The birch, a tree that can be found all over Sweden, is my inspiration for the Björk collection. The expression in the woven structure comes from the black and white trunk of the birch and the leather represents the inside of the bark. The textile forms a beautiful surface in the home, as natural as stone or wood. To me Björk is like poetry, like a quiet whisper in the room.”
The Björk collection is based on a weft in wool, combined with details in leather. The expression in the woven structure is inspired by the black and white trunk of the birch tree (‘Björk’ in Swedish) and the leather represents the inside of the bark. The Björk collection consists of rugs in four sizes, ‘homebags’ or storage baskets in three sizes, and stools in two sizes.
The marbled effect in the colour of Björk is created through intertwining different coloured wool yarns in the weft. Wool is known not only for its softness, but also for its built-in resistance to soiling thanks to its natural oils. Björk is woven by hand and as such is a piece of craft and therefore the appearance can differ from product to product. The whiteness of the wool yarns can also differ depending on what time of year the sheep are sheared.
Weft in 100% wool, warp in 100% cotton, edging/handles in 100% leather.
70 × 130 cm (28"× 51").
80 × 250 cm (32"× 99").
170 × 240 cm (67"× 95").
200 × 300 cm (79"× 118").
Low: Ø 45 cm (18"), H 35 cm (14").
High: Ø 40 cm (18"), H 45 cm (18").
Small: Ø 35 cm (14"), H 34 cm (13.5").
Medium: Ø 45 cm (17.5"), H 29 cm (11.5").
Large: Ø 55 cm (21.5"), H 24 cm (9.5").
Care instructions: Vacuum clean Björk regularly to remove particles imbedded in the wool. Spots can be removed using a clean cloth or sponge with lukewarm water. Do not allow the wool to become soaked. Remove excess water with a sponge. When cleaning Björk, we recommend using a qualified rug specialist. Flat wash with water and flat dry.
Lena is one of Sweden’s best-known glass designers with a long career at Orrefors Glassworks, and she is also specialised in textiles. In her own words, she likes soft glass and hard textiles – her textiles often have a clear graphic expression, while her glass designs are more organic. Lena graduated from Konstfack’s textile department, and have recieved numerous awards since then, including 12 Excellent Swedish Design and 3 Elle Decoration Design Awards; and is represented by Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, The Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts in Gothenburg, the Cleveland Museum of Art in the United States, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.