Recollections of images refined to simple patterns
Foreign symbols render meaning to environment for many

Recollections from other places, other times. But refined and stylized to become part of our public environment. This is how we can view the graduation project of the year, “Places”, by Sara Klein Svensson of Ravlunda, Scania.
-When the recollections of foreign environments - Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia - come to expression in images within the rather strict guidelines for public interior decoration, the result may very well turn out to be very exciting. Three patterns from the cultural styles of three countries in an airy rendition on a light background - on flame-proof Trevira CS-quality, of course, says Bibbi Nilsson, in charge of marketing at Ljungberg´s Textile Prints in Floda.

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Warda

- X-AT 2007 is a unique cooperation with Swedish design colleges. For the fifth time Ljungberg´s have printed a graduation collection for a design student. Sara Klein Svensson has completed her 5 year training as a designer, orientation towards textile, at the Designskole of Denmark in Copenhagen. She graduated with a Master´s Degree last year and with “Places” she has already established herself with emphasis - last autumn with an exhibition at “Form Design Centre” in Malmö and now with the launching at the ”Stockholm Furniture Fair”. She also received the “Region Skåne Scholarship for Design ” in 2007.

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Warda
Hanaa
Warda

-Already a year ago we made contact with Sara, who told us about her idea behind “Places”. She wanted to interview people who had left their countries and come to Sweden. We thought it was an exciting project, worth supporting.

- Based on memories that emerged during the interviews, Sara continued her work, identified symbols, composed features, simplified, stylized.
-The result is three textiles with interlaced elements from the same number of cultures: “Merfida” with features from festivities and everyday life in Bosnia and Macedonia, “Warda” with elements from Mogadishu in Somalia and “Hanaa” in which pattern the meandering lines across the material symbolise the great rivers of Iraq, Euphrates and Tigris.
-They are light, pure and elegant patterns printed on Trevira CS satin. Textiles with meaning and symbolism for the many interiors in our country, where people from different nations pass, Bibbi Nilsson concludes.
-Sara Klein Svensson lived in Malmö during her student years and commuted to Copenhagen. Now she has moved to Ravlunda, Österlen in southeast Scania.

Merfida
Merfida
Merfida  

For further information, please contact
Bibbi Nilsson
Ljungberg´s Textile Prints
Fabriksvägen4, 515 70 Rydboholm
Telephone number: 033 – 23 11 59 or 0708 – 23 11 59
E-mail: bibbi@rydboholmstextil.se