These days the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris is highlighting the art of textile design with the exhibition Decorum. The exhibition features over a hundred rugs and tapestries created by modern as well as contemporary artist, such as Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Dewar & Dicquel and Vidya Gastaldon.
Challenging the preconceived notion of tapestries as a minor or anachronistic artform, the exhibition is a great chance to discover the often unknow ventures into weaving by major artists of the 20th Century.
At Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery we are especially pleased to find Barbro Nilsson and Märta Måås-Fjetterström represented at the exhibition; Barbro Nilsson with the work “Sea Shells”, designed in 1943, and Märta Måås-Fjetterström with “The Unicorn”, designed in 1920. The Swedish textile artists are renowned for their designs inspired by natural forms and native Swedish and Oriental textile traditions, and their works are characterized by superior craftsmanship.
Right now we are exhibiting a handwoven rug, designed by Barbro Nilsson and made by Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, in our Paris gallery, just as we are looking forward to present “Facade, Orange” at TEFAF (Maastricht); a large scale, beautifully orange coloured rug, designed by Swedish textile artist Marianne Richter in 1963 and made by Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB.
Decorum continues until Sunday 9 February 2014.