Sundin/Persson is a design studio
encompassing the areas of
textile design and practice-based
research with an emphasis on
materials and colour
Watch time pass in a soft and friendly way. We make Woolly Wall Clock on request in nine different colour combinations; forest, pistachio, midnight, cobalt, violet, ochre, burgundy, fire... and bubbly pink of course! The process of hand dyeing and the lively structure in the felted material make every clock unique. Added on are colourful minutes and shiny hours.
And do you know... we have a few in stock! Check out http://sundinpersson.tictail.com for more info.
Researching American DIY-blogs is always really fun and rewarding. It is a great way to find new textile techniques and ideas. This is how we found out about KoolAid and the possibilities to dye animal fibers like wool and silk with food colouring. KoolAid is normally a powder that you mix with water and sugar to get a colourful lemonade. So it smelt sweet and artificial of grape, lime, and cherry in the kitchen when we did the dying of the yarn. After several experiments with different yarns in weaving and knitting the project turned into Food Colouring Cushion and Food Colouring Rug.
To buy a small bag of dye pigment is to introduce a tiny colour dream in your life. You (at least we, we can not really speak for anyone else) visualise which piece of cloth you will put in the colour bath. Then you start to think what would happen if you mixed that pigment with another one of your new pigments… This time we tried it out in a semi-scientific way and ended up with four rag-rugs. Naïve - green and pink, purple and bright yellow, blue and yellow, and black and, well, no pigment at all. All four woven in twill on grey warp. We think they look quite nice together
Dip Dye is a collaboration project with furniture design studio Karlsson&Björk. We had a vision of designing a furniture in the same process as a furnishing fabric. Inspired by resist dyeing technics with clamps in wood we designed the stool Dip Dye. By using the legs of the stool as clamps to block of the pigment in the dye bath we made a unique check pattern for each stool, at the same time as the legs got stained. At present we have made three stools and one bench. Textile in 100% wool.
Floating Blue is an experiment with reactive print, dripping water and different kinds of textiles. Water is normally something you keep far away from in the process of printing since a single drop will spoil your perfect print and make it float. Now we embraced the mistake and had a really fun day in the studio! The cushion collection Floating Blue consists of five cushions; one in velvet, one in satin and three in crepe, 100 % cotton.
We got a small parcel in the post. A sample of fluorescent pigment to dye cellulose! Since the pigment is exclusive we went for the most luxurious cellulose we could imagine and designed a classical print. First we printed, then we dyed and last we sew. And the fluorescent shade is... really special. Why not follow how it changes character during the day in your own home? Hidden Harlequin is a small collection of super soft cushions in 100% cotton velvet.
Our design process is materials led. In Ylva Sundin's family home in the north of Sweden we
have access to a loom. This rug was developed when we were researching traditional Swedish rag
rugs and batik techniques. By combining a multi-coloured warp with a weft made from mixed
grey shades we developed a subtle colour-shifting contemporary rag rug, with roots in traditional
techniques. Due to the warp's feature, each rug coming from the loom is unique. Just like the
beginning of a new day is, every day.
It all started with an interest in mixing two bright colours to get a third, more earthy, one. Basic
knowledge, but harder than we imagined to succeed with textile dyes. At the same time we had
a vision to take control over a dyed pattern and force it into a graphic structure. It all ended with
Bloom and Mountain, a collection of two prints in two colour combinations - four different
cushions in 100% cotton sateen.
From 2008 until 2010 we ran a design project together with architect Karl Råman. We designed experimental textile design in collaboration with the industry. Our design process often started with questions like: Is it possible to print on both sides of a fabric? What would a hard textile look like? How could one use metal as upholstery? We were curious and sought the answers in materials and techniques, light and colour.
Grater – laser-cut curtain printed with fluorescent ink on the backside that reflected coloured light through the holes.