The material draws the surface, creates the structure that affects the reflection of the light and the ability of the material to move. In her exhibition and launch of her brand new book "Fabricate", Åsa Pärson investigates the ability of textile material to create some kind of balance, sometimes imbalance, pushing the idea of a perfect surface and quality that communicates ideas and memories of experiences from different cultures, tools and landscape and light. Sometimes with references to textile history.Read more
Through a deep exploration of textile colouring techniques, above all Shibori, Barbara Berther has developed a new language to create surfaces and compositions that transform textile materials into sculptural designs. This solo exhibition "Ayre" is Barbara's second time exhibiting at Fiberspace. The first time was in the group show Itajime Interpreted.Read more
Textile (in)Fusion is an exploration of how contrasting materials can be fused together by stitching and moulding, with the intention of challenging material expressions. By adding the textile design perspective to this material investigation textile qualities such as flexibility, structure, tactility and movement become essential for the final expression. Linde & Carlefalk have, through their creative process, developed a collection of unique accessories which will be exhibited at Fiberspace.Read more
Intertradition is a textile craft exchange project between Sweden and Japan, by SHOGO HIRATA and LISA JUNTUNEN ROOS. In this project they aim to find new ways of working with textile craft by combining two different craft cultures into one art project.Read more
Celebrating 35 years of innovative textiles combining traditional aesthetics with the latest technologies, the Japanese corporation NUNO and it's founding director Reiko Sudo have created an exhibition that showcases nearly 400 samples of their extraordinary fabrics.Read more
Studio Supersju is a brand new weaving group, founded in the autumn of 2016. The members have graduated from Sweden's best textile schools: The University College of Arts, Crafts and Design; Friends of Handicraft and the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås. To launch their concept, Studio Supersju will be guesting Fiberspace from the 20th to the 23rd of April in a pop-up shop.
Despite different backgrounds, expressions and goals, the group has textiles as a common denominator and see many advantages in merging. "Although the design and art world rewards competition, we believe in the power of being inclusive!" The group is made up of Siri Pettersson, Miriam Parkman, Josefin Gäfvert, Mirjam Hemström, Ia Center Hall, Arianna Funk and Vega Määttä Siltberg.Read more
"Växtkraft. Handkraft. Naturkraft." is an exhibition by Suzanne Grahn Lindquist combining free bobbin lace making and photography. Trying to find and interpret nature's forms is a common thread in Suzanne's pictures, capturing the structures of the large scale as well as the extreme, abstract close-up. The tension lies in discovering that the lines and patterns in a landscape can also be found in the close-up of a flower petal. Each piece is accompanied by a haiku poem.Read more
Carbon Craft is an on-going exploration by Carl Cyrén of knitted carbon fibers meeting molten glass, of control meeting randomness, relocating carbon fibers from the high-tech world of racing cars and aeronautics to the intuitive world of craft. The skill of the glassblowers at the Glass Factory is challenged by the self-willed interaction between air bubbles and stitches: threads that stretch apart and pull together; glass that expands through the spaces in between, bulging to almost bursting point; and glass that is restraint by the tightness of the knitted web. Organic structures take shape, solidifying into glossy sculptures, reflecting the light and the space in the vicinity.
Carl Cyrén, (born 1989 in Sweden) graduated with a master’s degree in design from Konstfack in 2016 and considers himself more an industrial designer than an artist, producing his pieces in collaboration with skilled craftsmen. Fiberspace is pleased to be hosting this, his first solo exhibition. All the pieces are brand new, produced exclusively for this show. Carl has, in addition to working with white and clear glass that he has earlier worked with, experimented with coloured and transparent glass, creating some surprising effects.Read more
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
Malin Bobeck is a textile designer and artist, 29 years old, based in Stockholm. Her works currently evolve around light emitting textiles, specializing in weaving with optical fibers. In December 2015 she was awarded the “Encouragement of research” from the Sten A Olsson foundation, with the motivation: "For those who are accustomed to thinking of the woven fabric as something quiet and controlled, the encounter with Malin Bobeck’s work will be bewildering. Her textiles careen, sparkle and switch between different moods. They arouse curiosity and invite us to be tactile. In her still young artistic practice, Malin Bobeck aims to create changing spatial structures in which the latest lighting and interactive technology is combined with handicraft. She is part of a broad movement in craft and design that combines traditional methods with contemporary technology, in an inquiring and inclusive way. Her approach rejuvenates the craft and also creates a new and exciting context for the achievements of engineering science."Read more