Äng Studios and Martin Bergström
in a Design Collaboration
Artist and designer Martin Bergström, known for his abstract and organic idiom, teamed up with ÄNG Studios to create the rug Biota. The carpet was inspired by mountains eroded over eons and the fragile, tiny place on Earth that we call home. From 2016, this collaboration progressed through concept, sketch and sample stages, with the hand-knotted rug Biota gradually emerging.
Martin Bergström Biota is priced at €1.100/m2 excl VAT. The price includes home delivery in Stockholm.
Knotted by hand in Nepal and can also be made to measure. Accordingly, allow for 6 month from placing your order until the rug enriches your home.
Minimum size: W: 2,40m x L: 3,00m. Maximum size: W: 9,00m x L: 16,00m
Read our product sheet for specific rug care instructions: Collections 2023/24
"The carpet was inspired by mountains eroded over eons and the fragile, tiny place on Earth that we call home."
– Martin Bergström
Martin Bergström is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer working in a style that is at once bold, abstract and organic. He moves freely across fashion, design and art, because to him they are all part of the same creative endeavour. An idea, a print or a shape is therefore as likely to turn up on a dress as on a vase or in a painting.
In Martin Bergström’s art, poetry and humor blend seamlessly together with inspirations as wide-ranging as fungi, roots, science and the Middle Ages. The result is a unique body of work that has seen Martin Bergström apply his creativity to such diverse projects as costume design for pop superstars, outfits for contemporary dance performances and ballets at the opera, futuristic jewelry for iconic brands, set design for luxury department stores, prints for Parisian couture houses and recurring collaborations with global design brands. His creations have been exhibited in places such as Madrid, Shanghai, Tokyo, Moscow, London and Stockholm.
Educated at Konstfack University College of Arts Crafts and Design in Stockholm and Universität der Kunste in Berlin – he graduated with an M.A. in Textiles in 2005 – Bergström has an artistic outlook when it comes to fashion and design.
Martin Bergström’s work can be found in prestigious institutions such as Nationalmuseum, Nordiska museet in Stockholm and the Röhsska museum in Gothenburg.
He lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland.
All ÄNG Studios rugs are produced in Nepal and India. Each rug is knotted by hand by skilled artisans, is made from 100% natural materials, and is dyed and washed without using harmful chemicals.When you buy a rug from us, part of the proceeds goes to an organization that actively fights child labour in rug production.
ÄNG Studios is GoodWeave-certified. GoodWeave is a global nonprofit organization working to end illegal child labor and offer educational opportunities for children in India, Nepal and Pakistan. For more information, visit goodweave.org
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