In the autum of 2008 my textile collection from Kvadrat was beeing presented to the public at the Orgatec fair in Cologne.
The collection is called: the Karina Nielsen Rios´Collection. It consist of Checkpoint -upholstery, Zeze & Yoyo-curtains, Toto -acoustic. All is woven in Trevira CS and coated polyurethane.
Kvadrat is famous for very colourfull designs. In my collection I chose to weave in non-colours. The collection is about the structure of the yarn and the construction of the weave. I was so happy when Kvadrat chose to put my designs into production. For me this is one of the best things that has happend in my textile life. This and receiving the 3-year grant from the Danish State Art Foundation in 2007.
The Kvadrat stand from the outside, designed by Gunilla Allard.
The Kvadrat stand from the outside with some of the black-grey-white shades of my collection.
Kvadrat also had another stand at another place in Cologne. Here they have put up a more simple look with boxes. Again many of the black-grey-white shades is the collection made by me.
The variety in the Checkpoint collection.
Toto, the textile for acoustic.
It was a big honor when I found out that Moroso had chosen to put my whole collection into there own textile collection.
Here are two chairs with two different kinds of Checkpoint structures.



For some time ago I saw an aritcle on the blog Sri Threads about Boucherouite, also known as RAGS. The article was written by Gebhart Blazek who owns the Gallery Berber Arts in Graz, Switcherland. Blazek collects berber carpets and textiles from Morocco.
Last week I went to Malmø for shopping. There I always visit a shop; Marrakech which sells tiles, lamps, textiles and other interior items from Morocco.
This time they had three Boucherouite and I fell in love with this one, not so big. 152 x 92 cm. Today it lies in the bedroom with my blue/white japanese textiles and a big carpet I use as a room divider from India. The main color is also blue. Allthough they have different kinds of patterns, they still look fantastic together.

I like the way they have made the pattern and none of the Boucherouite looks the same.
A close-up. Here it is possible to see all the beautiful colors and different kinds of patterns in the rags used in the Boucherouite.
Even the bag is beautiful. It reminds me of the swedish "trasmattor", also made out of rags.
For further reading and purchasing.
Cavin Morris



When visiting a monastery in Peru, you will often find the most beautiful tiles. To me they are related to textiles because of there patterns and colors. These tiles are from Lima.