Margot Barolo - Klässbols Linneväveri

Margot Barolo

Margot Barolo

“As someone born and bred in the city, I am fascinated by everything that comes straight from nature – raw materials that can be used so immediately to achieve concrete results. Linen has a strength and sheen that survives generations. And weaving is an undervalued craft that is far more complex and more difficult to understand and master than most disciplines. Klässbols preserves a wealth of historic knowledge and has an impressive knack for adapting it to our modern times.”

Margot is running her own design company, with studies at Beckmans School of Design (BFA) and Konstfack, the College of Arts, Craft & Design (MFA). She has over the years worked with some of the leading companies in Sweden. Parallelly she has worked with in-house production. In recent years Barolo has delved into the issues of production and challenged the image of production, Swedish art industry and how we evaluate the creation/design of an object. It has among other things resulted in the book Brave New Production and the magazine Brave Magazine #2 as part of an artistic research project at Konstfack, the College of Arts, Crafts and Design. The project was funded by The Swedish Arts Grant Committee under the name “No Innocent Objects.” She lectures and teaches at various design colleges and is the head of the product design department at Beckmans Colleges of Design and an active board member of the Swedish Artists’ Association.

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