The Danish knit-artist Rikke Jo Tholstrup, has created a limited range of wooden paddles with knit covers for ferm LIVING which will be sold exclusively on fermliving.com.
The Paddle People is a series of decorative wooden paddles with knit covers. The patterns of the knit is layered and graphic, inspired by patterns and sculpture from the Indigenous art of North America.
The entire piece – wood to knit – is handmade and sourced in Denmark, with the knitted pieces being produced in a 1950s knitwear factory in western Denmark.
“We are very happy about the pieces Rikke has created for us. Just like us, she is concerned with craftsmanship and creativity which has been breeding ground for a good, creative collaboration”, explains Trine Andersen, designer and founder of ferm LIVING.
“I think that the Paddle People are decorative, so it’s really how you fit it into your space”, Rikke says. “The paddles are textural, so I envision them in a room with other art pieces, like prints framed on the wall. They’ll add something physical to that kind of space that I think will look incredible. Once you understand the process of designing and creating the paddles, there’s also an aspect of craftsmanship that makes them not only decorative but also narrative – as with every great addition to your home, there’s a story to be told.”
The paddles people come in five different designs and there are ten of each available.
They will retail at EUR 310 / DKK 2300.