Design House Stockholm Pillows and Rugs
Written by Katie on October 9, 2009. Permalink
Did you know that ‘björk’ is the Swedish word for birch, and that a birch tree that is found all over Sweden? These pillows and rugs by Lena Bengström were, of course, inspired by the birch tree with its graphical white and black trunk structure. The leather handles and edging refers to the inside of the bark.
The Björk rugs and their patterned structure, are definitely city-dwellers with a modern and enriched textile quality, as well as stylish and protective leather edging. Lena’s conviction is that a rug’s flat textile surface is just as natural in the home as stone and wood. “To me, the rugs are poetry, like a quiet whisper within the room”. The color tones create a marbled effect through a warp of cotton intertwined with a weft in wool, known not only for its sofness, but also for its built-in resistance to dirt.
Björk Pillow Cushions, Bright Grey or Dark Grey, 37″x37″, $350.00, Buy it here.
Björk Rugs, Bright Grey or Dark Grey, $250.00-$750.00, Buy it here.
Rug available sizes: 31″x98″ ($250.00), 66″x94″ ($500.00), 78″x 117″ ($750.00)