Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Knits by the metre

"With a thread you can clothe the world. An unbroken thread can create cavities, structures, and patterns in the infinite."

Knits by the metre´s first collection Brave New World is made up of knitted textiles in materials such as linen, monofilament and metal. Many of them combine expression, structure and effects not seen before. Knits by the metre is a Swedish company started in 2006 by designers Ulrika Mårtensson and Margot Barolo. They have  previously worked together on several projects involving product development and design as well as art projects.

Ulrika Mårtensson is a renowned, award-winning textile designer, artist and architect, with a large number of assignments, including from the Swedish Governmental Art Council, Kinnasand and Marks Pelle. She has an MFA from Konstfack, the University of Arts, Crafts and Design.

Margot Barolo is a well known and award-winning product designer and artist, working with both textile, furniture and home products for companies such as Svenskt Tenn, Iittala, Iris Hantverk and Bamford. She also works as a design strategist. She is educated at Beckmans School of Design.

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  • Anonym says:

    I can imagine why. They are so beautiful!

    2009-01-28 | 15:56:51
    URL: http://www.puuranders.blogspot.com
  • raina Kattelson says:

    The Shibori knitted scarf is incrdible- which designer made it and is it available?

    2009-01-28 | 16:23:22
  • emma says:

    Raina, since the collection is a collaboration, I don't know who actually designed it, but my guess would be Ulrika Mårtensson. I haven't been able to find any information on retailers, but I'll try to drop by their stand on the Hem 2009 fair next week and ask them.

    2009-01-28 | 17:26:37
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Landcoolj says:

    aren't they wonderful? I saw the scarves and the "baskets" a few months ago in a shop (?) window on the Birger Jarlsgatan end of Odengatan but for the life of me cannot remember the name of the place...

    2009-01-29 | 14:17:21
    URL: http://theartofserendipity.blogspot.com
  • landcoolj says:

    chuckle just remembered where I saw them...

    it wasn't a shop but Designgalleriet in Stockholm...perhaps one can contact them for sales?

    2009-01-29 | 14:31:55
    URL: http://theartofserendipity.blogspot.com
  • Yellow SEO says:

    Wow beautiful design WOBBLING WOOL BLANKET is to die for do you know of any online retailer besides www.scandinaviandesigncenter.com/

    2009-01-29 | 18:15:24
    URL: http://www.yellowseo.com
  • Barbara says:

    Just looked at all the three websites. All the products and designs are sooo wonderful!

    Marsu Barbara

    2009-02-10 | 22:12:57
    URL: http://https://marsupialia.wordpress.com
  • GHD says:

    I love Knits by the metre,They are so beautiful!

    2010-06-29 | 09:48:52
    URL: http://www.neu92.com

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