[ GEMZØE’S TAPESTRIES AT DESIGNMUSEUM DANMARK]

GEMZØE’S TAPESTRIES AT DESIGNMUSEUM DANMARK

Ahead of the centenary celebrations for what is now Designmuseum Danmark, the Danish Arts Foundation held a limited design competition. The select participants were invited to propose decorative artworks for four niches in the museum's ballroom, which was interior-designed in the 1920s by the architect Kaare Klint (1888-1954). Textile artist Jette Gemzøe (1942-) won with a design proposal based on the ballroom's existing colours and patterns. Today, her four tapestries are wall-mounted in twos, facing each other, each in their gilt-framed niche. The tapestries were woven from silk, wool, linen and fibre from the Chinese nettle, ramie.

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