Galerie Maria Wettergren is delighted to announce that the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, has acquired the chain stitch rug Off Piste by Swedish textile artist duo, Studio Brieditis & Evans. This pioneering work, handmade from recycled cotton T-shirts, is now officially part of the French National Collections and is currently presented in the exhibition « Ten Years / Design. 10 Years of Acquisitions by the Cercle of Design » on show at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris from 23 June to 24 December 2022.
Studio Brieditis & Evans
Off Piste, 2013
204 x 293 cm
Off Piste was part of Studio Brieditis & Evans’ experimental Re Rag Rug project which began in 2013, exploring the social and ecological sustainability of the rug. Over twelve months, Studio Brieditis & Evans made twelve different tapestries and rugs using various techniques with one thing in common: All of them were made from recycled textiles, such as cotton t-shirts, wool sweaters and tweed jackets. Since 2001, Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans have dedicated themselves to textile art with social and ethical dimensions. The idea of sustainability is key to Brieditis & Evans who through their mastery of craft, show how a traditionally common material can gain nobility and artistic value through exquisite craftsmanship, creating works and manual techniques that can be practiced by textile cultures without access to machines.
Photo credits: Studio Brieditis & Evans