Beautiful Vintage Tapestries by Swedish Artist Hans Krondahl
Tapestries by Hans Krondahl — Hans Krondahl is an internationally known Swedish textile designer, fiber artist, tapestry weaver and painter. Born in Sweden, he was one of the most prominent faces of Scandinavian designs during the 1960s and 1970s. His designs continue to inspire the textile designers and artists today. Nazmiyal and proud to have a number of Hans Krondahl tapestries in our collection!
Born in Sweden in 1929, Krondahl joined the National College of Art, Craft and Design in Stockholm in 1955 and graduated in 1959. Immediately after graduating, he started teaching textile art and design in schools and colleges. Although he soon became a renowned and much sought after textile designer, he continued to teach in schools and colleges in his native country as well as internationally.
In 1962, he set up his own weaving studio, where he worked on large-scale tapestries and also designed industrially printed textiles for Swedish companies. His designs soon caught the attention of the public and his work became increasingly popular and sought after. In 1965, he was awarded the prestigious Lunning Prize for his contribution in establishing the concept and profile of Scandinavian design at home and internationally. Starting in 1974, Krondahl worked periodically in the USA, but continued to live in Sweden. He headed the textile departments at the College of Arts, Crafts and Designs, in Stockholm, from 1977 to 1978, the National College of Art and Design, Oslo, from 1978 to 1979, and the HDK School of Design and Crafts of the Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, from 1981 to 1988.
In 1988, he was appointed Professor of Textile Art at the Gothenburg University, where he taught until 1995. Krondahl also held the position of Textile Design Expert for the United Nations International Development Organization (UNIDO) in Indonesia from 1979 to 1980. He also collaborated with several organizations including Borås Wäfveri AB and Ljungbergs Textiltryck AB, Floda, Sweden. Nazmiyal antique rug collection is pleased to have a number of Hans Krondahl tapestries in our collection.