Studio Brieditis & Evans work with recycled textile for producers like Re Rag Rug and MUJI. During the Stockholm Craft Week, 1–4 October, they’ll be showing with an open studio installation and exhibition at K A Almgrens Sidenväveri & Museum (Almgren Silk Mill and Museum). The exhibition runs until October 31, 2020. Due to the pandemic registration is required before visiting.
From a donation of corporate silk ties, and a variety of silk ties collected at second hand shops in Stockholm, designers Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans will create a silk rug in situ at the Almgren Silk Mill in Stockholm. Photo Studio Brieditis & Evans.
Almgren Silk Mill was founded in 1833 and is located in the Södermalm area of Stockholm. Many a silk tie have been manufactured at Almgrens over the years. Once an indicator of male status and power, the silk tie fell out of fashion during the end of the 20th century. Today a vintage silk tie by a well known designer might have collector value. But the massproduced item have very low, if any, second hand value. In their work Studio Brieditis & Evans illuminate the very point when recycled objects assume new value. And discuss how design can add value in the processes of recycling, upcycling and reusing of ”textile waste”. Photo K A Almgren Sidenväveri och Museum.