Barbro Nilsson - Important Nordic Design London Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • 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.



Handwoven wool.
330 x 260 cm (129 7/8 x 102 3/8 in)
Produced by Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Sweden. With woven manufacturer’s mark ‘AB MMF’ and artist’s initials ‘BN'.

£12,000 - 15,000 

Important Nordic Design

27 September 2012