Karin Carlander

I am a Danish textile artist and curator. I live and work north of Copenhagen. At the age of 19, I went to Provence to learn from the French weaver Jacqueline de la Baume Dürrbach, who worked with Picasso to create tapestries based on some of his paintings. I returned to Denmark to attend the Danish Design School in Copenhagen (now the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design), graduating in 1987 with an MA in textile design. Part of the Design School program included a three-month study period which I planned and I spent travelling and learning in Japan. This trip planted the seed for my life-long love and respect for Japanese design and craftsmanship. In 1988, I established my own studio. I spent the following decades creating and exhibiting one-off hand-woven textiles and working as a textile designer for several established companies. I have also worked as a curator and concept developer in connection with exhibitions on Danish furniture design for the well known collaboration Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling, SE. In my work, I reinterpret traditional Nordic crafts and the use of textiles for practical everyday purposes. I develop my designs in an experimental process that includes drawings as well as hands-on work on the loom and which always leaves room for serendipitous discoveries. In 2013 I launched my own brand, TEXTILE No. In 2016 TEXTILE No. became a certified member of Masters of Linen based in Paris.


København 10-11 November 2018, København 9-10 November 2019
Accessories, Living