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  • Exhibited

    ’Märta Måås-Fjetterström: Märta flyger igen!: 90 år med Märta Måås-Fjetterström’, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, 3 October 2009-6 January 2010

  • Literature

    Tyra Carolina Lundgren, Märta Måås-Fjetterström och väv-verkstaden i Båstad, Stockholm, 1968, p. 104, fig. 48; David Revere McFadden, ed., Scandinavian Modern Design: 1880-1980, New York, 1982, p. 151; Märta Måås-Fjetterström: Märta flyger igen! : 90 år med Märta Måås-Fjetterström 3.10.2009-6.1.2010, exh, cat., Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, illustrated p. 145

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1942 Barbro Nilsson became artistic director of Märta Måås Fjetterström’s workshop, following the latter’s death the previous year. Fjetterström, a central figure in early 20th-century textile design, was renowned for her dynamic compositions and lively lines, skills shared by her protégé. A master of colour and expressive
    motifs, Nilsson wove all her own work including textiles as well as flat weave and pile rugs. In addition to her commercial career, Nilsson taught at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. A resident of Lerberget, a seaside village on the Kattegatt, Nilsson was inspired by the rhythm of waves, by seashells and seaweed.

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‘Snäckorna’ (The Shells) carpet

designed 1943
Handwoven wool.
430 x 310 cm (169 1/4 x 122 in)
Produced by Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Sweden. Pattern number 4016. With woven manufacturer’s mark ‘AB MMF’ and ‘BN’.

Estimate
£30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for £37,250

Important Nordic Design

17 November 2011
London