Plus Tekstil - Textile design
Author: Mats Linder
Title: Plus Tekstil Textile design
Publisher: Papiret Forlag
Language: Bokmål, English
Sides: 136 pages
The Brukskunstkolonien PLUS in Fredrikstad was from the end of the 1950s a melting pot for various design workshops. One of the most important was the textile printing industry. Fierce and contemporary patterns were designed there. Today, they are in demand among collectors of vintage design and handicrafts.
One of the core areas of the book has been to lift the designers, mainly women, from oblivion. Finally, you can get to know people like Kari Fronth, Wenche Nyvold, Kjersti Østbø, Liv Hassel and others.
This publication is part of the award-winning book series that pays tribute to Norwegian designers who deserve a rightful place in people's consciousness. Norway has a rich design and craft culture that author Mats Linder has immersed himself in. The books are intended as an introduction to the background history and the designer's selected works.
The book has both Norwegian and English text
Mats Linder is a writer and author and produces books about Norwegian design at a breakneck pace. He wants to focus on design and handicrafts from the Scandinavian countries - Scandinavian Design, and aims to raise interest and knowledge about design from Scandinavia by publishing biographies of designers, company reviews and reproducing old advertising. He also wants to focus on what is moving within the design scene today and interviews designers and business leaders who have something on their mind.
Mats Linder gained access to an archive by Per Tannum (who founded, among other things, Norway Designs) and together with other material, this has formed the basis for the story of the designers at PLUS textile printing.