Rugs are anything but old-fashioned. They add comfort and create intimacy, as well as providing an aesthetic experience, and a sense of well-being down on the floor. No wonder Lena Bergstöm has added a pillow to this collection for even more comfort. The Björk rugs and their patterned structure, are definitely city-dwellers with a modern and enriched textile quality, as well as stylish and protective leather edging. Lena's conviction is that a rug's flat textile surface is just as natural in the home as stone and wood. "To me, the rugs are poetry, like a quiet whisper within the room". The color tones create a marbled effect through a warp of cotton intertwined with a weft in wool, known not only for its softness, but also for its built-in resistance to dirt. "Björk is the Swedish word for birch, a tree that is found all over Sweden and is the symbol of Umeå, the town I grew up in", adds Lena. "I've been inspired by the rough black and white trunk which has a strong graphical and unique3 structure. The leather edging alludes to the inside of the bark". Lena, who has won the Excellent Swedish Design Award several times, is devoted to surfaces, both when she works with textiles and as one of the prominent glass designers at Orrefors in Sweden.
28" x 52" bright grey or dark grey (doormat)
31" x 98" bright grey or dark grey
66" x 94" bright grey or dark grey
78" x 117" bright grey or dark grey
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