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Swedish Design: Matt Dick in Conversation with Hanna and Jacob Bruce
04/23/2015 @ 6:45 PM - 9:00 PMFree
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and Silverwhite Collective proudly present
“Matt Dick in Conversation with Hanna and Jacob Bruce”
Come and discuss the role of the artist and the meaning of design in today’s world.Do not miss this opportunity to meet Jacob and Hanna Bruce from the Swedish linen company Växbo Lin and San Francisco-based designer and creative director Matt Dick.
In 2006, Hanna & Jacob Bruce took the helm of Växbo Lin. Originally foundedto carry on the tradition of producing sturdy and handsome linen textiles, the small sheds and workshops, which run on hydropower, form the last surviving flax spinning mill in Sweden. All Växbo Lin products are 100% linen, woven on machines as old as a 1923 shaft loom using wooden plugs. From selecting the flax, to spinning the threads, to designing the weave/color/texture, to weaving the fabric and sewing the pieces—a community of artisans creates these products with love.
Matt Dick is the founder and creative director of small trade company.st/Co. develops products their own product lines and works collaboratively companies such as Levi’s XX, the Bardessono Hotel & Spa, Vanderbyl Design, Scarecrow Wines, State Bird Provisions and Blue Bottle Coffee. A protégé of Japan’s Yasuo Nakajima, Matt often incorporates indigo into a wide variety of products, as well as the two clothing lines he designs each year.
Also, do not miss to meet the founders Hanna and Jakob at Heath Ceramics on Saturday,April 25, from 1-3 pm, and enjoy snacks and beverages while shopping our special collection of Swedish goods from Växbo Lin, Skruf glassworks, Iris Hantverk, and more.