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Ingrid Hellman-Knafve
UNIQUE 'VINGA' RUG
stitched initials I.H.K.
woven half-pile wool
235 x 207 cm (92  1/2  x 81  1/2  in.)
1974
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Catalogue Note

Born in 1901 in Sweden, Ingrid Hellman-Knafve attended the workshops of Maria Nordenfeldt until 1933. Setting up her own studio in her hometown of Kinna, she continued to produce woven carpets, mostly specializing in floss mats. She would later collaborate with on larger interior design projects in Gothenburg with architect Otto Schultz. Her breakthrough came whilst attending the 1944 Svenskt Tenn exhibition in Stockholm.

Design: Living in a Material World

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