Biblioteket means library in Swedish. This is a hand-knotted rug with design that represents a mixture of Emma’s first sketches of the Old Library in National Museum. With its three arches and three large windows at the top, in the middle rows of books in the old bookshelf and at the bottom the newly laid oak parquet.
Emma Olbers is a Swedish designer and creative director. Her mission is to try to design good products – good from all aspects, including being good for our planet. She has collaborated with a number of Scandinavian companies.
Emma Olbers was commissioned to design and furnish the Old Library of Sweden’s newly renovated National Museum, which was inaugurated by the end of 2018. The house, which dates from 1866, has been carefully renovated for several years. It has been a major project with a huge public interest in Sweden.
ASPLUND and Emma Olbers co-operated in this prestigious project.
The rug is made in a finely hand knotted tibetan knot with 50% wool and a 50% tencel mix. Tencel is made from fast-growing wood that is converted into textile fiber in an environmentally certified closed system. The wool is a mix from New Zealand and India. The rug is manufactured in India.