VK-5 , exclusive, handmade rugs and runners in New Zealand wool, originally designed by Vibeke Klint, now relaunched by the Danish brand, Nordic Modern in collaboration with the Klint family and weaver Gitte Annette Knudsen, who worked for Vibeke Klint for a number of years. VK-5 is based on the first rug Vibeke Klint designed and wove for her mother in the late 1940s. The original rug has been passed down in the family and is now owned by her eldest son, Peter Klint.
The handwoven Vibeke Klint carpets are made in northern India. Nordic Modern collaborates with the third generation in a local production workshop with an associated dyehouse and showroom, which has proud craft traditions, extensive experience with weaving techniques and a solid knowledge of materials.
Vibeke Klint (1927-2019) has been described as the 20th century's most significant Danish weaver and designer. Her life's work, which includes everything from carpets, home and clothing textiles to interior design and furnishing projects, teaching and communication, is an important part of Danish design and Danish cultural heritage. Vibeke Klint developed her textiles in close dialogue between her watercolors, materials and weavings.
The woolen yarn is hand-dyed, and there may therefore be variations in the color tones. The weave varies slightly from rug to rug, depending on the person who weaves the rug.
VK-5 is woven in a double weave, which makes the carpet feel soft and comfortable. An undermat is included.
80 x 240 cm
140 x 200 cm
170 x 240 cm
200 x 300 cm
Material: Pure New Zealand wool with cotton chain
Color: Black and white
Design: Vibeke Klint/Gitte A. Knudsen
Model: VK-5, checkered black/white