WELCOME TO HELEN TRAST
Helen has worked with textile design for more than 20 years and she has now created a collection with hand knotted carpets. The carpets are hand made in India in 100% high quality of New Zealand pure wool. The carpets can be ordered in different sizes and colours. Time of delivery is approximately 3 months.
Helen is a graduate of Anders Beckman´s School of Design in Stockholm between 1982 and 1985. After school Helen joined Borås Wäfveri and became one of their designers. Helen has designed numerous collections for Borås Wäfveri until they closed down at 2010.
In 2007 Helen designed a fabric collection called Fredrika for IKEA and one hand tufted carpet in a limited edition called Strandby.
Between 2006 and 2012 Helen cooperated with Mimi the Sardine, a family owned company in USA.
In the early 1990 Helen designed some hand knotted carpets for Nordiska Kompaniet in Stockholm.
Helens thoughts about design:
I want my design to touch people, to make them feel powerful, funny, colourful and still have an obvious connection to the Swedish design tradition. Then I feel I have succeeded as a designer. My inspiration comes from the Swedish nature and from my trips all over the world. My design is a mixture of inspiration from folkloric borders, patterns and ornaments. Each carpet has an identity of its own. Just the way I wanted it.
Don´t hesitate to contact me if you would like to have more information.