Barbro Nilsson - Design Day Sale London Monday, April 27, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Europe, circa 1990

  • Literature

    Form, no. 1, 1956, p. 199
    Märta Måås-Fjetterström: Märta flyger igen! 90 år med Märta Måås-Fjetterström, exh. cat., Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, 2009, pp. 154-55

  • Catalogue Essay

    Designed in 1955 and first produced in 1960, the present lot was executed in 1961, ready for delivery on 23rd October and was the fifth produced and first large example from the colour scheme Tånga, mellanblå (medium blue). The rug was woven by the talented and long employed artisan weaver Magnhild Hansson, born 1926, employed in 1945, and retired in 1989.

    Phillips wishes to thank Angelica Persson from Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, for her assistance with the cataloguing of the present lot.


'Tånga, mellanblå' (medium blue) rug

designed 1955, executed 1961
Handwoven wool on a linen warp and original worsted wool fringes.
427.9 x 332.8 cm (168 1/2 x 131 in.)
Produced by Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Båstad, Sweden, woven by Magnhild Hansson and Anna-Greta Sundelius. Woven with manufacturer’s mark AB MMF and artist’s initials BN.

£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £32,500

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London Day Sale 28 April 2015 2pm