“I love it when textiles have that shiny, cool feeling – a quality unique to linen.”
“I love it when textiles have that shiny, cool feeling – a quality unique to linen. When I designed the Asp pattern for Klässbols, we used the old, traditional Jacquard technique using the same colour for both warp and weft. The combination of shiny and matte brings life into fabric and the fallen leaves in the pattern. This fairly simple and straightforward design language coincides perfectly with the expression of the linen itself.”
“I like to work with Klässbols Linneväveri because of its high quality. Unusual and rewarding to meet an understanding and knowledge for weaving of the business owner. It provides more closeness and intimacy of the process, from sketch to finished product.”
Pasi Välimaa was born 1968 in Nystad, Finland. He lives and works as a textile designer and designer in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been entitled a professor since 2009.
1993-1997 MFA, Konstfack (University College of Arts Crafts and Design), Departement of Textile, Stockholm.
1992-1993 Nyckelviksskolan, Stockholm.
1989-1992 Stockholm University, Art, Theatre and Literature.
Selected Awards and Grants
2011-15 The National Art Grant Comittee
2010-05 The National Art Grant Comittee
2004 The Nordic Award in Textiles
2001-2000 The National Art Grant Comittee
2001 Bengt Juhlins stipendiefond, Nationalmuseum
Röhsska Museet, Göteborg
The National Public Art Council Sweden,
The Gothenburg Art Council,
The Stockholm Art Council,
Various Townships and Local Authorities in Sweden