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Five years ago (2009) I went to Göteborgs Konstmuseum to visit one of the most striking exhibition I have ever visited, it was called ”Annan Konst” (Other Art). The exhibition showed works by self-taught artists from Sweden, Norway and Finland and included a series of photographs ​​by Lars Tunbjörk, who had photographed the artists in their environment. It was a overwhelming experience. Little did I know then that I would have the honor to visit one of the involved intendants’ home a couple of years after.

The exhibition really hit me and until this day still comes up in my mind. What strikes me when I’m visiting Håkan and Åsa, is that a sense of that exhibition lives in these walls as well.

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Home of Håkan and Åsa Wettre 8

More details from this great home are coming up. Hope you enjoy!

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The goodies never ends. In case you’ve missed earlier posts in this series, this is the home of Håkan and Åsa Wettre.

Åsa Wettre is a textile artist and author. Her latest book (second book about Swedish quilts) is called Spår av liv (Traces of life) and is about quilts and their history. Blogged here.

Håkan Wettre is a former curator at Gothenburg Art Museum, art critic, editor of the art magazine Paletten, art lecturer and co-author for the books Det Blå and Änglaboken.

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In the author couple Håkan and Åsa Wettre’s home aesthetics are everywhere you turn your head. The mirror wall in the hall and a wallpaper from Lim & Handtryck. The bubblegum vernissage card is Annika von Hausswolff’s photography. See it in the exhibition BETWEEN REALITIES Photography in Sweden 1970–2000 8 February–11 May 2014.

And of course, quilts. Don’t miss the book Spår av liv (Traces of life) about quilts and their history, by Åsa Wettre.

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In my eyes, Åsa Wettre’s own art are the most exquisite in the couple’s home. Like the great weave above, or the paintings below (photographed in Åsa’s binder where she keep pictures of her sold art).

Åsa made ​​the rug as a thesis when she studied textile design at HDK, School of Arts and Crafts.

The pillow below has a wonderful story. When Åsa’s mother died Åsa made it from her mother’s most beloved dresses. She also made one for each sibling.

Much of the aesthetics and color scheme in Håkan and Åsa’s home can be found in Åsa’s paintings.

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Home of Håkan and Åsa Wettre 4

Not only various items from different eras, but textiles are indeed present in this home. See a spectacular textile recycling at the bottom in this post.

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The quilt above is sewn by Håkan’s old shirts. Åsa made made it for him. Common memories collected in a bedspread. Love it.

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To visit the house of Wettre is not knowing which way to look because of all eye candy. Equally difficult is it to make a selection of pictures, because I want to show you everything. Therefore this cavalcade, I hope you enjoy.

The kitchen also contains an odyssey of blue –  from textiles, ceramics and porcelain to chair cushions and curtains.

As you can see above Åsa Wettre is an excellent painter. Unfortunately most of her paintings are long gone since they sold at exhibitions but Åsa kept most of them as pictures in binders. “Even though I sat the price high, they sold anyway”. I’ll show you a couple of more peeps of Åsa’s art in coming posts. As one can read in the book, Åsa has traveled all over the world with her quilts, and even in her paintings they are there.

The jeans quilt in the kitchen sofa below is made by Åsa, and the tasty salad by Håkan.

Åsa wove the NEJ! (No) patch when she participated in a protest march (against nuclear) in the 70′s. Åsa’s granddaughter wanted there to be a Yes as well to bring balance, so Åsa sewed a Yes patch as well.

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The second floor. A passionate collector and curator’s work room with books, collections and slides containing a lifetime.

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Bird, Rutig and Kakfat

A little break from the couple Wettre’s home to show you some news which has arrived to the shop. From the top Bird, Rutig and Kakfat.

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Home of Håkan and Åsa Wettre

Prepare for a picture marathon from one of the most inspiring and creative homes I’ve visited. The home of the couple Håkan and Åsa Wettre.

Åsa Wettre is a textile artist and author. Her latest book (second book about Swedish quilts) is called Spår av liv (Traces of life) and is about quilts and their history. Blogged here.

Håkan Wettre is a former curator at Gothenburg Art Museum, art critic, editor of the art magazine Paletten, art lecturer and co-author for the books Det Blå and Änglaboken.

Above a Swedish “Bonadsmålning” (tapestry painting). Several nice ones here and here.

Top weave, Åsa’s “Blue family”. Below painting by Mona Johansson, also blogged here.

In this home as well as in the quote from Håkan and Åsa’s book Det Blå “Blue is the most loved color in the West”.

Indeed there are tones of blue everywhere here. And even more coming up!

Pennants by artist Mia Olsson.

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