Scandinavian fabric design
Lena Boijes amazing watercolours are really Scandinavian Classics.
“Nature means everyting for me”
”Many people I meet still ask about my textiles, therefore it is great fun that Borås Cotton now breathes life into my old designs. A light and airy clover design in pink is one of the selected textiles that I think a new young generation also will like, says Lena Boije, who launched her first collection “Svenska Blommor” at the end of the seventies.
Like many Swedes, Lena has always nutured a keen appreciation of the beauty of wild flowers. Perhaps the long Swedish winter heightens the senses when summer comes.
But simply looking was never enough for Lena. She went further, making detailed watercolourstudies that helped bring light and colour to dark winter months.
In the seventies, stimulated by the work of William Morris and other, she began to experiment with patterns developed from her watercolours. Suddenly she realized that she had found her vocation in the intricasies of colour, pattern and repeat.
Fägring Stor and Birdland by Ann-Catrine Sigrid Stålhammar as well as Malaga by Mona Björk has been on top selling list since they were launched in the beginning of this century. They are especially popular in Japan. We still run Malaga in 7 colourways on stock.