Tokyo scarves

Helene Vonsild has designed new scarves, as part of her brand 1+1 Design, in moebius pipes, where she spent her own textile design ‘Tokyo’, and combined it with 100% wool in different colour combinations. The scarves are all different, and playing with detailing and embroidery.

“Biennale for Craft & Design 2015” 

Carlsberg City Copenhagen  on August 1 to 29.
Helene Vonsild participate in the prestigious exhibition

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Every two years since 1995 Biennale focused on the best of the latest in Danish craft and design by showing works by Denmark’s most scintillating talents, new and existing, in the field. The exhibition is one of the most important events for craft and design in Denmark and a strong international selection of Danish design.


Photographer:  Britta Egebjerg / Model:  Emilie Kathrine Vonsild Schou

Helene Vonsilds project “The four temperaments” is assumed as one in 28 among 139 projects submitted. She participates with her handwoven work that interprets the four temperaments into individual textile expression. Applied to human movement is formed an expressive, surprising and innovative artistic whole in which the 2-dimensional fabric and the 3-dimensional human expression is amplified in – in the conscious interaction.  

This was the third time that Helene Vonsild is assumed works for the prestigious Biennale, but it’s the first time she participates with a handwoven project. “Textilet and designed to be able to express textural, sensory and accurately in silence, but also accommodate the design, body and movement merge. The texture should enhance the movement and temperamentets characteristics. At the same time the movement must substantiate stoflighedens expression – and highlight the nature of the fabrics “- says Helene Vonsild on the challenge only gave herself when she decided to create the four body-worn temperaments.

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Weaver’s own rules

I challenged myself and set up my own rules to follow: The woven fabrics were each carried out in a rectangle in a proportion that relates to man, the colors should be black and white, material selection should be different and not least having basic pattern be the same. “That’s where the action is! When the black and white wires crossed! A small microscopic pattern, wherein the pattern only is communicating. Choleric, sangvisk, melancholic, phlegmatic. Right there – when tempers are expressed only by black and white wires crossed – then the magic begins! In the present moment scans I – yarn is one thing before being woven – and quite another when it is “merged” in a pattern in a texture that I have led and determined “- continues Helene Vonsild.

Yarn of true nature

“I am constantly preoccupied with how I can tell the yarn of true nature, use and convey the life it contains. It is there I find an ongoing challenge. I can sit quietly at the loom for endless hours and just immerse myself into the process – and all the countless threads that the basic principle only goes one way and the other way.

Single Silence strong expression

‘Simplicity’ is one of the key words for the aesthetics of her designs. I seek to find a simple expression as well as a challenge to reach a refined expression with few effects. She inspired often by the materials and the composition of materials – of what they can add another.

Nature inspires me – all the different colors and expressions that nature provide. I want to explore the possibilities inherent in the loom, two keys yarn the artisanal technique and simultaneously challenge and seize the opportunities that naturally occurs in the experimental process. 

Artistic intersection

The challenge in textilets own expression and fusion between design, body and movement gave a natural focus on the actual experience of design and body interact. I had a dancer to illustrate this interaction, which clarifies the term that is created in both the whole picture but also in the common artistic narrative – as each of us can expand on.

Exhibitions / Unique projects

“Process” in Skovhuset by Soendersoe 2014

In the autumn of 2014, I attended the exhibition “Process” at Forest with six other artists who showed some of their work from that year. The artists showed how they as artists and humans evolved in step with the times and the environment, and how a progressive process could develop in new directions. I exhibited my Twist Zoom textile, which was inspired by the classic Japanese origami techniques.

  • The collection is named ‘Twist’ because it reports directly to the cushion’s look. Here I have used my abilities to process and twist the traditional paper to create this new textile. ‘Twist’ show progresses from a small to large family, thereby creating new compositions.


In 2014, I participated in MiniTEX14 with my work “Black X White”.  The exhibition was shown both in Nicolai Art & Design in Kolding, and subsequently in the Round Tower in Copenhagen. The exhibition displayed over 98 juried works by 52 submitters, also both mini and maxi works by 11 invited guests – 7 from Denmark and four from Sweden.

Biennale for Craft and Design 

Helene Vonsild took part for the first time in the prestigious Biennale of Craft and Design in 2007, where she showed off its innovative pillows. In 2011, Helene was also represented at the Biennale, where she had a place among the 60 selected exhibitors. Here she showed off a tablecloth with a unique graphic design whose idiom unfolded between the classical and digital. The concept of Helene was a desire to manipulate the classic antique meanderbort in a new digital and graphic idiom. Based on the basic structures reformulated she pattern with a series of shifts that created new interesting coincidence.

Biennale wrote on the cloth:

“The opulent band at right angles in closed process has been broken by new open course. As if the Turkish river, the ornament is named after finally breaks its dams and flowing in new directions. ” 

Round Tower

In a period from 2001 to 2002 exhibited Helene Vonsild along with three jewelry designers and five other weavers under the theme FORMAT, the Round Tower in Copenhagen. Here you could experience large woven unique and Helene projects “Scale” and “Break”.


Helene Vonsild exhibited works of SAK Art Building in Svendborg in 2013 in a group exhibition with a total of 18 different artists and craftsmen. The exhibition named PROTEIN included many different genres with everything from painting, printmaking and ceramics for weaving and textile. Here you could include experience Helene Vonsilds special collection of green pillows. In addition, one might also experience Helene’s graduation from the School of Design with interpretations of the four elements Air, Fire, Water and Earth in the form of four large, dark suits in different weaves and structures.

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