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Ingrid Hellman-Knafve

Ingrid Hellman–Knafve (b. 1907)
Ingrid Hellman–Knafve was educated at Maria Nordenfeldts School of Textiles, in Sweden. Shortly after graduation she established her own studio in Kinna, where she employed seven weavers.

During the 1930s she produced carpets for architect Otto Schultz in Gothenberg, who was known for his large-scale interiors. In 1944 Hellman –Knafve was invited to exhibit at Svenskt Tenn in Strandvägen, Stockholm, which proved to be a huge success. Subsequent to this, Svenskt Tenn ordered a great many pieces from her up until the early 1960s.

From 1965 to 1984 Hellman –Knafve only produced carpets ordered by the offices that designed interiors for the official residences in Sweden.