February 12, 2013

Affection for rugs – Lisbet Friis for Fabula Living

Lisbet Friis is among the best in Denmark when it comes to colours, colour schemes and weaving techniques. In the collection for Labula Living she has merged the old, craft traditions of the Oriental carpet with the Nordic rag rug - showcased for the first time last week during Stockholm Design Week.

Rug Magnolia Runner - Charcoal Multi (Fabula Living). Design: Lisbet Friis.

With this year’s design collection from Fabula Living, a modern collection of rugs has been created on the basis of historical traditions.

Thuja Black rug (Fabula Living). Design: Lisbet Friis.

Lisbet Friis has spent several weeks in small, authentic rug stores in Turkey – observing and collecting impressions to find the way to adapt them for a contemporary home.

Detail of Thuja Black rug.

The rugs are hand woven in high quality natural materials; wool, mercerized cotton and linen. The collection comprises the series: Thuja, Amaryllis, Hortensia, Rosemary, Funkia, Windflower, Magnolia and Dahlia.

Hortensia Red rug. Warm and powerful colours have roots in the ancient kilims whilst the patterns are simple as they are in the Nordic rag rug.

Lisbet Friis has won several prizes for her artistic work, and her work has been exhibited worldwide.

Lisbet Friis.

She is represented in the permanent exhibition at The Danish Design Museum in Copenhagen, and her fabrics have been sold at the MOMA shops. The Danish Court also commissioned Lisbet Friis to design and produce fabrics for several rooms at The Royal Yacht, Dannebrog.

Fabula Living designs and produces rugs with a distingtive scandinavian expression. The assortment range from kilims in cotton, linen, leather and wool to heavy shaggys.

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