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VK-1 Floor Rug

Designer Vibeke Klint
Distributor Danish Red

The building of the Danish National Bank in central Copenhagen appears prominently in the cityscape. The building was designed by the internationally renowned Danish architect Arne Jacobsen and was inaugurated in 1978.
The building is considered one of Arne Jacobsen’s main works and was in 2009 listed as the youngest building in Denmark to date.
From the inside out, the building exudes Arne Jacobsen’s functionalism and became one of his last works. He died in 1971 after which the architects Dissing and Weitling completed the construction.
Before his death, it was Arne Jacobsen’s wish that Vibeke Klint should design a number of rugs for The Danish National Bank. As always, Vibeke Klint was inspired by the architecture in which her rugs should lie. Her rugs for The Danish National Bank are no exception. The austere minimalist design that she drew for The Danish National Bank is based on a square in one corner and is as created for the functionalist building.
The VK-1 rug has recently been set into production by Nordic Modern in close collaboration with the Klint family as part of a collection of selected original Vibeke Klint designs.

Description

The building of the Danish National Bank in central Copenhagen appears prominently in the cityscape. The building was designed by the internationally renowned Danish architect Arne Jacobsen and was inaugurated in 1978.
The building is considered one of Arne Jacobsen’s main works and was in 2009 listed as the youngest building in Denmark to date.
From the inside out, the building exudes Arne Jacobsen’s functionalism and became one of his last works. He died in 1971 after which the architects Dissing and Weitling completed the construction.
Before his death, it was Arne Jacobsen’s wish that Vibeke Klint should design a number of rugs for The Danish National Bank. As always, Vibeke Klint was inspired by the architecture in which her rugs should lie. Her rugs for The Danish National Bank are no exception. The austere minimalist design that she drew for The Danish National Bank is based on a square in one corner and is as created for the functionalist building.
The VK-1 rug has recently been set into production by Nordic Modern in close collaboration with the Klint family as part of a collection of selected original Vibeke Klint designs.

Product Details & Specifications

The rug is available in black with white horizontal and vertical stripes and red squares in two corners or in white with black horizontal and vertical stripes and orange squares in two corners. Furthermore, the design is also available in a light olive with white horizontal and vertical stripes.

Rug in flat weave technique
Warp: Pure linen
Weft: NZ woolColours: Black / White – White / Black – Olive / White / Light blue – White

140 x 215 cm 160 x 248 cm 200 x 310 cm

About The Designer

The impact of pioneering Danish weaver Vibeke Klint on the quality of Danish interior design, public as well as private, cannot be overestimated. Her versatile production of rugs and other home textiles, the decoration of meeting rooms in significant buildings, concert halls, stage rooms, seminars, embassies, ministries and churches – all detailed, coloured and composed by the designer herself is impressive. But to this life’s work must be added her importance for passing on the craft and weaving traditions to younger generations.

She trained and educated numerous weavers, who today are offered assignments by architects and foundations that will give new spaces a unique identity in the form of a textile element.

Through her teacher at the School of Arts, Crafts and Design at the Museum of Art and Design, Gerda Henning, Vibeke Klint met her future husband, landscape architect Morten Klint, son of the legendary architect Kaare Klint, and in early 1957 the Klint family moved into their house in Taarbæk, which became both their private home and her workshop, where she worked with her weavers until 2008.

Over the years, Vibeke Klint worked closely with visual artists, furniture designers and architects, such as Finn Juhl and Borge Mogensen.

Vibeke Klint received numerous awards, one of the first was a silver medal at the Triennale in Milan in 1954, in 1960 she received the Lunning Prize, in 1972 she received the Eckersberg Medal, in 1978 the Knud V. Engelhardt Scholarship, in 1987 the Crafts Council’s Annual Prize, in 1989 C.F. Hansen Medal, 1992 Danmarks Nationalbank’s Honorary Scholarship and Ole Haslund’s Artist Foundation, in 1996 the Swedish Prince Eugene Medal and in 1997 the Lis Ahlmann Scholarship. In 2000, Vibeke Klint was appointed Knight of Dannebrog by the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II.

Industry Discount

Trade discount available on application.

Product Warranty

Manufacturer’s warranty applies. Please contact a Danish Red consultant for details.

Delivery & Timing

Approximately 18-22 weeks

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