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Exhibition Hans Hosak

Opening March 7, at 14.00! Vandalorum Barn 3. The exhibition is open until August 16.

 

 

 

An exhibition that for the first time ever presents Hans Hosak, designer and dessinateur, with a selection of his work. It is a fascinating story which begins in the turbulent and conflictive Central Europe to finally end up in the heart of Småland, Sweden. It is a period in time which is lined with historical events, coinciding with a total remodelling of the textil industry.

The ambition of this exhibition is to throw the light upon an achievement and a pioneer who took his own course. He was born in Reichenberg, in former Czechoslovakia, and he partly grew up in Austria. Having several generations of textile heritage, Hans Hosak studied to become a dessinateur, a multiple profession within the world of textile which combines design and function.
With a bundle of energy and curiosity, it brought Hans Hosak to many different places and generated many successful cooperations and projects. During his career he came to move to Denmark, to Norway and to several cities in Sweden, before he ended up in Värnamo where he became a part of the history of Swedish textile.

This exhibition is a portait of Hans Hosak, who has devoted his life to develop the textile industry, to cultivate geometrical original forms and to preserve an abundant treasure of patterns from his origin and legacy. Here rugs mix with patterns, samples, sketches with statements and historical moments in time.

Text Nicolas Hansson

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Dunes – design Charlotte von der Lancken

Dunes rug collection is naturally colour shifting. Depending on your viewpoint, a lighter or darker colour will appear.  dunes is an exercise in angular cutting and fine-tuned colours, signed Charlotte von der Lancken, a designer with a preference for creating objects with an unexpected poetic twist. Together with Kateha, a producer with a unique history, she has developped a range of hand tufted wool rugs, cut by hand to form relief structures in either stright or soft wavy lines.
The Dunes collections groups two rugs:
Here the image shows both Dunes straight (with straight lines) and Dunes wave (with soft wavy lines).

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Pond woven semi-pile – design Charlotte von der Lancken

Pond is a tactile collection of handwoven rugs with a variation of heights and structures. The pattern is an abstaction of a fish shoal, tightly organized and coordinated in precise arrangements. Fast moving shoals usually form a wedge shape while shoals that are travelling calmly can form squares. This has been interpreted is a collection of rugs made in pure New Zeeland wool i varying colours. Stockholm based designer Charlotte von der Lancken has worked in close collaboration with Kateha and their weavers to develop a new combination of weaving techniques in order to achieve the diamond shaped rug, the different heights with ahndwoven pile and the outlines though soumak weaving.
The Pond family groups two rugs:
Here shows the Pond woven semi-pile, in diamond shape – a handwoven rug with woven pile inserts.

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Pond soumak – design Charlotte von der Lancken

Pond is a tactile collection of handwoven rugs with a variation of heights and structures. The pattern is an abstaction of a fish shoal, tightly organized and coordinated in precise arrangements. Fast moving shoals usually form a wedge shape while shoals that are travelling calmly can form squares. This has been interpreted is a collection of rugs made in pure New Zeeland wool i varying colours. Stockholm based designer Charlotte von der Lancken has worked in close collaboration with Kateha and their weavers to develop a new combination of weaving techniques in order to achieve the diamond shaped rug, the different heights with ahndwoven pile and the outlines though soumak weaving.
The Pond family groups two rugs:
Here shows the Pond soumak – a handwoven rug with soumak weaving.

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Silhouette figure – design Anna Kraitz

“My rugs are translated from simple watercolour sketches. Unconsiously, I return to a theme I have worked with in periods. for me working with Silhouette is just the beginning of a long and exciting journey. I have worked with textiles and fabrics in different contaxts, but never as concrete as in these rugs. rugs are sensuous. the affect the mood of a room. The affect sound, light and colour. We walk on them. sometimes with bare feet.”
The Silhouette family groups two rugs:
Here shows the Silhouette figure – a hand tufted velour rug, in the shape of its pattern.

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Silhouette woven pile – design Anna Kraitz

“My rugs are translated from simple watercolour sketches. Unconsiously, I return to a theme I have worked with in periods. for me working with Silhouette is just the beginning of a long and exciting journey. I have worked with textiles and fabrics in different contaxts, but never as concrete as in these rugs. rugs are sensuous. the affect the mood of a room. The affect sound, light and colour. We walk on them. sometimes with bare feet.”
The Silhouette family groups two rugs:
Here shows the Silhouette “flossa” – a handwoven pile rug in “flossa” technique, which ends in braded fringes.

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Zorbas – design Hans Hosak

A relaunch of this rug that Hans Hosak designed already in 1970. It is up-to-date as ever, a sustainably handwoven pile rug, with 60 mm high pile, in twisted wool from New Zeeland.
The Zorbas rug was on display at the Stockholm Furniture Fair Anniversary exhibition, curated by renown journalist and writer Dan Gordan, as a represenatation of good the design from the 1970s,

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Woolly – design Katrín Ólína

“My new rug for Kateha explores natural, rough wool yarn with traditional weave. By working additional threads into the weave, the design takes on a character of its own, creating a wool landscape for your floor.”
Wooly is handwoven from hand spun yarn which gives organic mixed shades to the rug, and where the white yarn is undyed and naturally shifting in colour.

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Kateha at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2020

Thank you all who visited Kateha at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, February 4-8, 2020, where we presented our new rugs! This year we showed news designed by Charlotte von der Lancken, Anna Kraitz och Katrín Ólína, and more.
The philisophy of Katehas is, and has always been, sustainable textile. Sustainable both in our choice of natural materials and in production, as well as in the possibility to use the Kateha rugs for many years. They are made by hand, whether they are knotted, woven or tufted. Every rug is unique. The rugs are perfect, yet still everyone a little different.
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Kateha at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019

Thank you all who came to see Kateha at the Stockholm Furniture Fair,  stand A03:14, where we presented our new designs 2019!
Kateha continues its tradition of developing sustainable rugs. Sustainable both in our choice of natural materials and production, as well as in the possibility for many years to use your Kateha rugs. They are made by hand, whether they are woven, knotted or tufted. Every rug is unique. The rugs are perfect, yet still everyone a little different.
For all of you who did not have the possibility to visit us, see and feel the news, the new rugs can soon be found under the headline Product News.