c. 1950
(Swedish, born Finland, 1910–1994)
(Swedish, est. 1902)
Overall: 97.2 x 130.8 cm (38 1/4 x 51 1/2 in.)
Location: not on view
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Gråsten’s grid-patterned textiles were especially popular with young urban women in the 1950s.


Viola Gråsten’s textile patterns often use stark abstraction and geometry, a design feature of traditional native Finnish rugs. Her textile design Raff won her a gold medal at the important 1951 Triennale in Milan. Throughout the mid-20th century Gråsten continued to design abstract patterns that were especially popular among young consumers for their modernist flair.


c. 1950

Viola Gråsten, Nordiska Kompaniet

(Swedish, born Finland, 1910–1994), (Swedish, est. 1902)
Sweden, 20th century

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