– We’re a little proud, it’s a prestigious job here.
The firm at Nordmoor has secured a new contract with the United Nations, which is renovating one of its most important rooms.
– We have been commissioned to make tapestry furniture for the United Nations Security Council. The Daily Leader says there are many big people who sit down and make big decisions Maria Spring.
Norwegian art and design
It may seem random that the textile mill at Tingvoll will weave the tapestry on which the members of the insurance board will sit. But this is part of a longer tradition.
Norway was commissioned to design the room in 1952. Norwegian architect Arnstein Arneberg was responsible for the design, and artist Per Krohg created the large mural.
Now FN will have new linen seat fabrics. The textile factory in Tingvoll is Norway’s only industrial linen-weaving factory.
So they are the only ones who can offer this?
– Yes, that’s enough, says Chairman of the Board Viktor Gotvik.
Nor is it the first time that the textile mill in Nordmoor has been run by the United Nations. 11 years ago they were weaving curtains and wallpaper for the same room.
Important for Norwegian design abroad
Ton Rush is the curator of the Art Museum in Oslo. She said that the textile industry was once big in Norway.
– The fact that the UN must have textiles from Norway means that Norway has a textile industry that can sponsor such a mission in a good way, says Rasch.
Since the 1970s, most of Norway’s textile industry has closed down, says the official. But there are still some who continue to do so.
– The fact that Norwegian industry can still handle this kind of task is remarkable and significant for the Norwegian design profile abroad.
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