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3D carpets by Barbro Lomakka

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Eric Hérouville

Barbro Lomakka likes to play with 3D volumes and contrasts in the treatment of felt. His carpets have earned him many awards in Sweden ...

The atmosphere of Barbro Lomakka. His showroom office is located in a small house facing a church on the heights of the port of Visby, the capital of the island. She shares it with a Japanese fashion designer and a Swedish textile designer. Cohabitation is productive.

The materials of Barbro Lomakka. The famous wool of Gotland sheep. Barbro Lomakka likes to play with the contrasts of materials and associates it with linen threads and Japanese paper. For her, wool is a very contemporary material.

inspiration of Barbro Lomakka. Architecture in general, and especially the Japanese Kengo Kuma and Sanaa who combine tradition and modernity, but also undoubtedly the culture of tatami mats.

The working method of Barbro Lomakka. Barbro Lomakka, who draws a lot of sketches (she also collects pretty notebooks!), Always has a small camera on her to remember everything! She makes small models and then tests small looms before moving to the realization on large high-tech trades.


His clients. Interior designers with whom she has a very close relationship. Barbro Lomakka strives to find tailor-made solutions for companies or embassies ... Today, recognized in many countries, it tries to respond to increasing private orders, especially in contemporary houses on the island.

What is the piece that marked your career? "Two creations named Fond and Konkord, exhibited at the furniture trade fair in Stockholm and New York in 2001, have definitively guided my work, winning me the Swedish Design Award in 2002. They were above all the starting point for all my research: to work textiles not only as decorative pieces but also in 3D, as materials in their own right of architecture. "

Why Gotland? "I learn and work here as close as possible to woolen producers who have one of the best fibers in the world.All my carpets are made on the island.I have worked for a long time in Stockholm, I am here as an exile. , far from everything but so close thanks to the internet! "

Our favorite. A collection of "acoustic" carpets for "mirage" ceilings that mix woven Japanese paper and Gotland wool felt.

His site: lomakka.se


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