Handmade tapestry, designed by the award-winning Danish design studio, Sheworks Atelier, in collaboration with Louisiana. Sheworks creates unique and exclusive design products from textile scraps from the furniture industry in particular - for example the tapestry here, which with its special structure gives an almost 3D-like effect on the wall. This particular model was designed with inspiration from the "floating" marble balls by the artist, Alicja Kwade in the Louisiana Sculpture Park. The rug is exclusively produced for Louisiana and is only sold here in the webshop.
Sheworks Atelier was founded by designer, Solveig Søndergaard, with an ambition to get minority women with handicraft talents into the Danish labor market and at the same time create high-quality designs from textile scraps – a recycling that saves water, chemicals and resources:
"The classic handiwork skills are still found in a large number of women, also women on the fringes of our labor market. Many of them, both ethnically Danish and foreign, are extremely talented - but the things they can produce and sell are typically offset against their public services. So I simply decided to start the company Sheworks and employ the women. In this way, the women's talents are allowed to translate into high-quality designs, they enter the labor market and at the same time we take a sustainable initiative in collaboration with parts of the furniture and textile industry", says Solveig Søndergaard.
Sheworks has won the Danish Design Award 2022 for its work with sustainable interior design, Danish design and social work. The brand collaborates with Fredericia Furniture, and their tapestries hang i.a. on the wall in the headquarters at Skagerak, which is today owned by Fritz Hansen furniture.
Dimensions: L: 105 x W: 60 cm
Material: Textiles (surplus from the textile industry)
Model: Wallhanger, grey
Installation: Suspended by letting the upper crossbar rest on two nails or screws in the wall.