Through the work of the hand using textile materials and craft techniques, Ulrika aims to investigate how architecture can be given a textile embodiment, as an alternative to what architecture is generally considered to be. Her ambition is to investigate how the characteristics often associated with textiles, such as narrative storytelling, culture-bearing and tactility can contribute new insights. Can architecture be textile? Can textile be architecture?Read more
Fiberspace is a gallery showcasing unique pieces and limited editions of fabulous fiber art and design.
Bojito is designed by Silo Studio, through looking at ways of creating unique items with one mould; each time they make one it will be slightly different from the next. A textile is used that can withstand very high temperatures and still stay strong many times over. The textile mould leaves a beautifully tactile surface on the glass.
Coming from backgrounds in engineering and design, the core of Silo’s work is to look at industrial processes and materials, and adapt them to the studio setting. By adopting a hands-on approach, which they refer to as ‘Handmade hi-tech’, they aim to discover possibilities that the production line does not see, developing the expressive potential in industrial materials. A mix of craft and technology.
Bojito is handmade in London in collaboration with expert glass blower Jochen Holz. It can be used to enjoy hot or cold drinks and is dishwasher safe.
Material: Textile moulded borosilicate glass
Colours: Clear, Teal, Green, Amber, Pink
Measurements: 70 x 100 x 145 mm
Flax light is designed by the Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma, who explores the life of products and raw materials. With her designs, Christien aims to regain understanding of processes that have become so distant in industrialisation.
With the Flax project, Christien collaborated with farmer Gert Jan van Dongen, using his entire harvest of 10,000 kilos of flax fibers from his farm in the Flevopolder in 2010 to develop a series of products from this locally produced flax. Working from the seed to the final product. One of these products is the Flax light, which was made in collaboration with traditional ropemaker Touwslagerij Steenbergen and designed for Thomas Eyck.
Materials : Flax and porslin socket
Measurements : Length 5m
We took a field trip to Oslo to check out the vibrant textile scene there. It was a great pleasure to meet John K Raustein, Inger Johanne Rasmussen, Kari Steihaug, Eva Schjølberg and Hanne Friis during this intense two day trip and get an inspiring glimse of their practices as artists. We'll definitely be back for more!Read more
With Christmas around the corner and the harsh Swedish winter upon us, we would make someone's new-home-far-away-from-home a little cozier. And what could be cozier than the quintessential Swedish rag rug. We're setting up a loom in the gallery so we can weave a rag rug or two for some newcomers in need. But we need your help! So please come by and weave a few rows - no previous experience required. Remake Stockholm Stadsmission has generously donated a pile of rugs so all we need is people-power!Read more
Iaspis and the Craft Center are hosting a talk on curating craft. We're thrilled that Marcia has been invited to be part of the discussion panel. One of the questions we will try to answer is whether curators in a gallery or museum setting can create new spaces and contexts that are inclusive and give leeway for different strategies in crafts? Welcome to Iaspis on the 29th of November at 18.00!Read more
With her background of textile and architecture, Akane Moriyama works to create unique quality in space at the intersection of the two fields. Her work is often understated but full of poetic thought, and ranges from private commissions to art installations. Cubic Prism is her largest piece to date at 25m in length and was exhibited at the Goldsmith Hall at the University of Texas.Read more