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Ingrid Dessau

Sweden (1923 - 2000)

Ingrid Dessau was a Swedish textile designer and pioneer in Sweden’s modern textile and design history. Ingrid was as much an inno­va­tor as a creator, known for her unique perspec­tive and excep­tional talent. Dessau studied at the tech­ni­cal school in Stock­holm and, in 1953, had her debut exhi­bi­tion. With roots in the south­ern Swedish folk crafts tradi­tion, she studied textiles and worked as a designer, devel­op­ing patterns for rugs, fabrics, and embroi­deries. Ingrid worked at Kasthall for almost 25 years, between 1954 – 1978. It is impos­si­ble to think of Kasthall’s rug factory in Kinna during this period without consid­er­ing Ingrid Dessau. 


Designs by Ingrid Dessau (1)