Design by Lena Bergström.
By Design House Stockholm.
The Björk rugs and their patterned structure offer a modern and enriched textile quality, along with a stylish and protective leather edging. Inspired by the rough black and white graphical structure of the birch tree's trunk (Björk is the Swedish word for birch), the color tones of Björk create a marbled effect. Available in four sizes and your choice of Light Grey or Dark Grey.
Material(s): Wool, leather
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the bjÃÂ¶rk rug is clean-lined & elegant ... and warm!
By: Julie V., Homeowner (Port Townsend WA)
I went around and around deciding on this rug - I needed a large area rug, wool, for insulation/warmth, that wasn't thousands of dollars (yeah, I like collectible midcentury Swedish rugs - so not in my budget!), or hideous and so poor quality it should be an indoor-outdoor carpet. I was finding rugs in the $500-$900 range that were fine, but uninspired. Boring solids with no texture. All Persian all the time (lovely for some, but not my scheme - and too busy; my rug is for a smallish room with a couple thousand volumes of book clutter, occupational hazard). I was looking for sleek but inviting. I got the dark gray large bjork rug, was worried it might be too dark, too patterned, but it's perfect - perfect with the books and light-color wood shelving, perfect with my Danish arm chairs, even perfect with my thin-striped (yes, striped) blue/tan/cream couch (someone's early 80s idea for tying in their otherwise lovely tight-back walnut-armed sofa with their rec room? recovering is on the list, not in the budget, and I wanted a rug that could live with it as is and in its future dress). Fitting into this room was a tall order, and the bjrk rug is perfectly at home, gorgeous to look at, with textured visual interest, and luxurious underfoot (and slim enough for under the yoga mat; I did add a thin rug pad). Reason for 4 stars not 5: I'm not totally in love with the leather strips on the rug ends, but they're growing on me, and they do add a clean finishing touch. Long story short: An elegant, quality, modern, and affordable investment. (And YLiving was no fuss and fast.) Highly recommended.
Love the simplicity of this rug.
By: Annette, Homeowner (Florida)
Bought the light colored version of this rug for a high trafiic entry way. It works perfectly, stands up to the traffic while looking great.
Designer: Lena Bergström
Lena Bergström is one of Sweden's best-known glass designers with a long career at Orrefors Glassworks, and she also specializes in textiles. In her own words, she likes soft glass and hard textiles — her textiles often have a clear graphic expression, while her glass designs are more organic.
Lena graduated from Konstfack's textile department, and has won numerous awards including 12 Excellent Swedish Design and 3 Elle Decoration Design Awards. Her work is represented by the National Museum in Stockholm, The Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts in Gothenburg, the Cleveland Museum of Art in the United States, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.View other products by Lena Bergström
Manufacturer: Design House Stockholm
Design House Stockholm works with an extensive network of independent designers, in the same way publishing houses work with authors, collaborating with new, up-and-coming talent as well as with more established names. Although the majority of their designers are from Scandinavia, Design House Stockholm works with designers from all over the world in search of that special Scandinavian touch. The Design House Stockholm collection includes functional and aesthetically refined design products of timeless appeal ranging from tableware and lighting to furniture and textiles.View other products from Design House Stockholm