RE-RAG-RUG – design exhibition at the Swedish Institute


06 Nov 2015 - 10 Apr 2016, 12 - 12am

Institut suédois, Paris



06 Nov 2015 - 10 Apr 2016
12 - 12am


Institut suédois
11 rue Payenne
Paris,  75003
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From fall of the textile industry, two Swedish designers create 12 carpets, in 12 months, using 12 craft techniques. A reflection on the value of an object and the importance of design in manufacturing and in the recycling process.

In 2012, Katarina Katarina Evans Brieditis and re-launched rag-rug - an art project with the ecological and social dimensions that takes the form of a challenge around the trasmatta, carpet recycled fabrics object in Scandinavian popular culture (rag-rug in English).

The artists gave themselves 12 months to create, by hand, 12 prototypes, using 12 craft techniques.
1 month, 1 technique, 1 mat.
Taking only materials known as "worthless" - falls in the textile industry or T-shirts that were discarded - they try to make partsof "value" and especially durable. The guiding principle of their work is the design and intrinsic creative process and no compromise on quality.

The exhibition presents 12 prototypes and a look at sobering consumption today and viability of industrial production. When does a recycled object take a market value? What added value is design? What will happen when the current trend " Do-It-Yourself" aesthetics, falls out of fashion?


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