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Marianne Richter for Märta Måås-Fjetterström Rubirosa Carpet in Wool

Sale price$67,000.00

Marianne Richter for Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB (MMF AB), carpet ‘Rubirosa Grön’, wool, Sweden, designed 1958

Wonderful hand-woven carpet with abstract composition designed by exceptional designer Marianne Richter in 1958. The woolen carpet is signed ‘AB MMF’ and ‘MR’.

Born with an innate passion for composition, color and shape, Marianne Richter (1916-2010) emerged as a prominent figure in the world of textile art, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. Her journey as an artist began in her early years, where she showcased remarkable artistic talent. It was this raw aptitude that led her to pursue formal training at the Technical School in Stockholm.

A significant chapter in Richter's illustrious career was her work for Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, a renowned Swedish textile company. Joining the esteemed atelier in from 1942 onwards, she quickly made her presence felt with innovative contributions that breathed new life into the traditional craft. Her tenure at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB marked a turning point for the company as Richter introduced daring color palettes, intricate patterns, and fresh concepts that still captivate many.

Richter's artistic philosophy transcended mere aesthetics; it reflected her deep-rooted belief in the importance of preserving the cultural heritage of weaving while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of textile art. Through her meticulous craftsmanship and artistic vision, she elevated the status of woven textiles as true works of art.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Width 115.75 in.
  • dimensions Width 294 cm
  • material Wool
  • origin Sweden
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50114379