If you know Klässbol’s story you also know that we manufacture as many products for companies, decorators and organizations as for the private market. We not only weave in linen but now also with linen and wool, for example the textiles for the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm, which you can read about on our website.
How can we help you with special weaving? We make smaller and larger deliveries, decor textiles, gifts, corporate Christmas presents and much more. Below are a few examples.
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Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Since 1981 we have been producing linen table cloth and napkins for all Swedish embassies around the world in the pattern ‘Three kronor’, commissioned by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Designer Sofia Vidén.
After the almost close-to-the-shock exhibition LIN at Märta Österdahl in 1982, a lot happened for Klässbols Linen weaving mill. We had to set up more telephone lines in the house and our self-confidence had grown. Shortly thereafter, the head of the Royal Building Board, Göran Faust, contacted us and asked for a quote on linen napkins and linen cloths for Swedish embassy around the world. This meant a breakthrough for us in the public area. Klässbols accepted the challenge. Behind the proposal was Astri Sampe’s stance on the issue. They could have accepted a synthetic fiber, but Astrid Sampe insisted on linen and pointed out the Klässbols company. For this purpose and for the increased quality requirement, a brand new loom and very fine spun yarn were required. The design already existed and was made by Sofie Widén back in the 1940s.
The latest production is tablecloths and the napkins Satelit. Design Lena Bergström.
The satellite pattern image symbolizes the directions of various meetings around the world. An orbit of conversation around the round table. The lines run into the shining line and cross each other’s paths. Satellite wires that form a web of joy, warmth and understanding.
For 5 years, the Nationalmuseum (National Museum) in Stockholm has been closed. The reason for this is that the entire museum has undergone total renovation of the kind we have rarely seen in Sweden. Unique is not only the renovation but also the great effort made to produce unique furniture, textiles, glasses, cutlery and more. A total of about 80 products have been produced.
Behind the design is mainly design duo TAF, Carina Seth Andersson, Stina Löfgren and Matti Klenell who were also artistic leaders for the entire project. In addition to the designer, guest designers have also been invited during the project, Monica Backström, Ludvig Löfgren, Mattias Stahlbom and Jacob Solgren to name a few. Many recognized brands have been part of the project, such as Swedese, Gense and Källemo. On the textile page, the assignment has gone to Klässbols Linneväveri. A total of two projects have been completed. One of these has resulted in furniture fabrics woven in 100% wool. Each designer has made his interpretation reflected in different patterns. Matti Klenell who are born in Värmland has chosen to make an interpretation of the Schackrutan. Matti says: “For my own part it was a matter of belonging to the Klässbol square and to renew and play with the company’s legacy in an interesting way. The boxes of different sizes describe a shimmering search for a final solid shape. Of course, the cooperation with Klässbol was close to me because I am from Värmland. That’s why it’s a part of my heritage too”. A total of five different patterns were noted. All with their own identity, reflected by their respective designers. The fabrics are woven in 100% wool, which is the first time at Klässbols Linneväveri. Dick Johansson says: “We started woven in 50% linen and 50% wool, but then chose to weave completely in wool to reach a more durable product. For example, the fabrics should be used to dress furniture and therefore require more than textiles used on the tablecloth or in the kitchen and bathroom. It has been a fun and educational process for us. The pattern images were demanding to be added when they are exposed and the threads wander between warp and weft. Projects of this kind always move positions and develop production. In addition, it is a great honor to contribute products to the National Museum.” The fabric is used for furniture produced by Offect as well as for chair cushions intended for products from basket maker Larsson in Gamla Stan. All furniture fabrics have also been used to sew up a drapery. In this, you can see the different pattern images, sewn side by side on a width of 90 cm. Which results in a beautiful, effective drawer of a total width of 4.5 meters, serving as a room divider in the restaurant.
In the near future, we will know even if we will be able to sell these textiles on our own behalf.
In addition to the above-mentioned designers, other designers have also been invited to various parts of the project, Jacob Solgren is one of these. Together with Klässbols Linneväveri, Jacob has produced tablecloths and napkins in 100% linen for the restaurant. The pattern is inspired by parts of the ceiling at the National Museum. A beautiful graphic pattern that appears in the natural-colored linen. In addition to napkin and canvas, Jacob Solgren has designed towels for the restaurant in a coarse, unbleached finish that gives it a beautiful structure.
A goal for the National Museum is that visitors to the museum should be given the opportunity to buy parts of the specially produced products.
From Klässbols Linneväveris range you will be able to buy both napkin and cloth and you can do the here.
48,000 items were woven as a Christmas gift to the 6,000 employees in Danfoss Denmark. The largest order ever for Klässbols Linneväveri. The assignment came from Hanne Vedel, Spindegaarden in Denmark, where 98 million meters of blue yarn went on to make 24,000 napkins and 24,000 tablets. The work itself was a nice challenge for the company and a unique opportunity to show that we can deliver really large orders.
After “Blue”, the collaboration with Hanne Vedel and Spindegaarden continued. You will find some of her products online in the webshop.
Friends of Handicraft Studio and School
HV School – towels for Designtorget
For more than 130 years, HV Skola at Djurgården in Stockholm has trained the artisans of the future in textile craftsmanship. 2019 was the third year in a row where textile students from the ancient textile craft school were commissioned to produce products for Designtorget. In collaboration with Designtorget, Handmade’s Friends protect products that last year after year. New for 2019 was that Klässbol’s Linneväveri was a partner.
For eight weeks, design students in the project “Collection in small-scale production” challenged traditional methods and textile materials. On the basis of the Design Square assortment, the students have developed their own towel design. The work consists of 11 new pattern images that are manufactured at the Klässbol weaving plant and launched at Designtorget in limited exclusive editions.
– We see working with Sweden’s leading textile and design schools as exciting, positive and challenging. An important strategy for finding future clients and customers. Doing it together with Designtorget makes it even more perfect! Says Andreas Johansson, CEO / Klässbols
Contributing designers/students (picture and name disorder):
Sigrid Daregård, Sofia Starborg, Julia Kåsjö, Jennie Jakobsson, Eva Mendel, Suha Ayal, Shamiran Adam, Lina Kac, Nini Maakestad, Norpan Magnus Eriksson and Lea Constan.
You can read about the project (in Swedish) at Textile handicraft school – Friends of Handicraft School (HV School) website.
Memory is woven in exclusive Italian linen wire at Klässbols Linneväveri. The textile is available in two qualities. One is jaquard-woven, the other is made of satin-woven bands. Both grades are designed by Ulrika Elovsson. The craft was carried out by HV Ateljé. Joining a larger fabric of narrow bands may seem simple, but the technique is complicated. The precision work of masters and collectors is reflected in the high quality of the final product. Both the jaquard and the woven bands have been carefully treated after Klässbols Linneväveri. The textiles have been hand washed in cold water and then cold mined. This slow and gentle process gives the textile a high gloss and solid surface. “Two threads crossing each other are the starting points for all the woven textiles’ arrival, where my creative process begins,” says Ulrika Elovsson. “In collaboration with Klässbols Linneväveri, I have wanted to relate to older textile traditions. With the help of different technologies, both high tech and low tech, I can speak different languages and tell different stories.” On the picture you see Memory together with Norrland pillows and BADA towels.
The Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Norway
In 1988 we were commissioned to manufacture table linen and napkins for all Norwegian embassies around the world in the pattern ‘Norway’.
Design Ingela Bengtsson.
International Committee of the Red Cross
Klässbols Linneväveri and the International commitee Red Cross in Sweden had a product collaboration around the runner and the napkin / towel in the pattern “Trust”, which was sold in favor of the Red Cross. The linen products was in red and white (the picture shows a variation in silver) and where are made for the Christmas dinner and party meal regardless of the season.
The Trust collection includes a two-pack runner (50×150 cm) and a two-pack of towels (50×70 cm) sold in the Red Cross Webshop. Half the income goes to the Red Cross Christmas campaign 2011 Never alone, which aims to fight involuntary loneliness and exclusion in our country.
On the hotel The Dylan i Amsterdam you can book an overnight stay in the comfortable Suite Bolbol, where the whole room is decorated with Klässbols Bolster fabrics. Also Blakes Hotel London och The Hempel in London we delivered wallpapers, curtains and pillows in Bolster fabric and our own designs.. Design: Lady Weinberg
More references abroad
The World Exhibition in Seville, Spain
Noble cloths and napkins, Seville runner
Finnish Presidential Palace
Kitchen towels in own pattern
Astra, Sweden and U.S.A.
Noble cloth and napkins with Astra’s logo
Postipankki Ltd., Finland
Table linen and napkins in own pattern with logotype