"Ull er Føroya Gull" - "Wool is the Gold of the Faroes"

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Ragnhild Højgaard
Uddannelsesgrad
Kandidat
Skole
Designskolen
Program
Tekstildesign
År
2017

The title of this graduation project "Ull er Føroya Gull" derives from a old faroese saying, echoing from pre-industrial times. The unique Faroese sheep has traditionally been a valued natural resource in the faroese household. Up until the industrialization the material has has been utilized for centuries. Today though, despite being an excellent and beautiful raw material, the wool is burned and not put to use.

This graduation project is thus a study on how to revitalize use of the Faroese wool in a sustaniable way. The project investigates and explores the potential use of the material, focusing on the aesthetic and functional properties of the Faroese wool, resulting in a collection of three rugs. The natural colours of the wool, are twisted and blended in tufted surfaces and woven designs that emphasize the wool's very special material character and fine shades.

A simple and classic design, with a raw and refined look
A nice calm design for a seating area, by a sofa or armchair
Tactility
Handwoven runner 100% faroese wool
Form
Tactility
I 2017-19 satser KADK på FN’s verdensmål
Det afspejler sig i forskning, undervisning og afgangsprojekter. Dette projekt har forholdt sig til følgende FN-mål:
Responsible consumption and production (12)
Life on land (15)