“It is great to be working with a company that is so close to me, both in handcraft and geography. We meet in the sense of material and the temper of our county, Värmland!”
Her introduktion as a designer for Klässbols started with a re-design of a pattern that was intentionally designed for Värmlands Museum. Today, the transformed design of the original is part of Klässbols own range of designs, named Rut.
Helena Bengtsson continued her work with identity patterns and made designs for Rackstadmuseet in Arvika and the municipalities Karlstad (Stenbron i Karlstad) and Hammarö (Hammarösegel), which she considers as “fun missions”. Furthermore she shows great interest in developing the Värmland-theme within Klässbols’ product range. One example is the design of Skogsstjärna (Chickweed), a pattern which portrays the province flower of Värmland.
Helena Bengtsson is a professional Textile designer (MA), who attended schools such as The Swedish School of Textiles (University of Borås), HDK – School of Design and Crafts (Gothenburg), Steneby – The School of Craft and Design (Dals Långed) and Nyckelviksskolan – School of Art, Craft and Design (Lidingö).
She has done designs for companies like Almedahls, Röhrstrand och Mille Notti, and designed embellishments for institutions such as Nordiska Museet, the Church of Sweden and the County Council of Värmland.