Pasi Välimaa (1968-2019) came from the Finnish Uusikaupunki or Nystad. He studied and worked in Sweden for many years.
He worked as a designer and textile artist in the Swedish capital. He also taught at the Gothenburg University of Design and Crafts. The National Museum in Stockholm and the Design Museum Röhsska in Gothenburg show works by Pasi Välimaa in their exhibitions.
About his collaboration with Klässbols Linneväveri, he once said:
“I love textiles that feel so smooth and cool. Only linen can do that! For my ‘Asp’ pattern, we used the traditional jacquard technique with the same color in the warp and weft. The contrast between glossy and matte in the linen brings life to the fabric and the leaves become visible. A simple design that goes hand in hand with the character of fabric.”
“I like to work with Klässbols because the company strives for high quality. It is not often that the owner has such a deep understanding of weaving and has mastered it himself. This creates more closeness and intimacy in the development process from the sketch to the finished product.”
To Klässbols’ great regret, Pasi Välimaa passed away after an accident at the age of 51.