“Mylla” and “Pyra” Rug

In Sweden over a thousand tons of wool is burned or thrown out every year while we at the same time import wool and wool goods for a value of four hundred million Swedish crowns.

“Mylla” and “Pyra” are two textural rugs made by hand out of 100% Swedish wool from farms in Skåne and Halland in southern Sweden. A fiber that is flameproof, dirt-repellent, biodegradable and can regulate the humidity. The rug is created with minimal cuts of the fibers and utilizes the characteristics of the wool, knit and weave. This combination creates a soft, spongy texture that also can be used as a seating surface. The process of getting rid of the wool (burning and disintegration) and the extensive fields of Skåne served as an inspiration. Fenced fields where the sheep spend their days, spring to autumn.

“Mylla” and “Pyra” rug are knitted and woven on a custom made frame, a technique developed in the project “Rethinking the basic”

Mylla Rug
“Mylla” is a Swedish word for mixing things into the soil.
“Mylla” rug is part of the “PROXIMITY” collection, a collaboration between the Copenhagen-based digital gallery ADORNO and Form/Design Center, showcasing a selection of new work from ten southern Swedish designers and studios. The physical exhibition of “PROXIMITY” will take place at Lokstallarna during Southern Sweden Design Days, 19-22 May 2022.

Pyra Rug
“Pyra” is the Swedish word for burning slowly without flames.

Finding Utopia

The project “Finding Utopia”, consisting of three series of multi layered 3D rugs, serves as a more sustainable option to the tufted carpet. The multiple layers in the 3D rugs provides the user with a thick rug to be used as a seating surface in the same way as a tufted carpet. The rugs are made to be produced industrially and can due to their jacquard woven structure, be part of a circular system. The rugs can be separated by the end of use, due to there woven structure and are made of 100% wool and can therefore also be recycled as a whole.
Because they are jacquard woven they also have two sides that gives the user two designs in one, which  makes the rugs more flexible in turns of change of room or living situation.

The inspiration for the rugs comes from the duality in the universe of “Finding Utopia”, where nature and buildings has collided and the lines between fantasy and reality is diffuse. In the universe the proportion between buildings and nature have shifted, nature has started to take over and the line between what is pleasant and unpleasant is vague

In the EU 1,6 miljon ton carpet waste arise each year and less than 3 % is recycled. In November 2018 Changing Markets Foundation released a report on how to increase circularity within the carpet industry. The report focuses on the vision that by 2025 all carpets put on the market in the EU should be separately collected, reusable and fully recyclable. Around 80% of carpets are tufted and are very popular. But due to the mixture of fibers, the latex glue treatment and the cutting of the fibers during production, its recyclability is limited.

Haptic attraction

Haptic attraction is a series of woven fabrics that explors the depth and 3d effects in woven textile trough different materials and aftertreatment. The inspiration for the project came from various foldings and cracks in nature and thier light, shadow, matt, shine, warm and coldness to create depth

Dygnet Chair

The Dygnet Chair is a collaboration together with furniture designer Taylor Gray (BFA 2018 FD, Rhode Island School of Design). Dygnet is made of wool and steel and can be understood as an illustration of its making. On a macro level, bold bending gestures create the backrest and seating surface. At the micro scale, the textile features steel wires of varying hardness and thickness integrated into the custom hand woven surfaces. Taken as a whole, these gestures and systems yield an innovative structure that is supple and inviting





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Malmö, Sweden