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Kim Naver

Kim Naver

Karen-Margrethe (Kim) Naver (born 1940) went after her graduation in 1959 to Paris to study History of Art at Ecole de Louvre. In 1962, she took an apprenticeship, at one of the time most distinguished weavers, Lis Ahlmann, who represented the unique classic Danish tradition within this area of textile. Here she learned the basic handicraft and soon she showed a talent which extends beyond the acquired. After giving birth to her first child Morten in 1964, she got the opportunity to take her third semester as a weaver and a designer at the workshop Vibeke Klindt, from where she got her apprentice certificate in 1966 and that same year she established her own workshop.

Since 1963 Kim Naver has participated in all major exhibitions of Danish handicraft and textiles, and she had a few separate exhibitions, e.g. in the Kunstindustrimuseet 1975, which also have bought several of her weaved carpets and fabrics.

Kim Naver is one of the textile artists who really care about the classic traditions, which can lead back to her teacher Kaare Klint and his cooperation with the weaver Gerda Henning during the 1920s. This implies a respect for the quality of the material and the creation in which, accuracy towards variation and expression in pure geometric patterns, are directly related to the origin of the weaving techniques.

Kim Naver often takes inspiration from her travels and in nature, where the play of colours in the bark and the dead leaves can cause refraction of light and colour combination, which is transformed into the tight lines and geometrical patterns that characterise her work.  She has created several large decorations. Among her major works, we have to point out the Goblins for the Danish National Bank, where she has solved the difficult task both toeing the line and making a difference in the monumental hall of Arne Jacobsen. The five large Goblins with simple angle patterns are kept in cold and warm red colours; which together with the yellow colour depict a sunrise. Since the 1970s, Kim Naver has made designs for Georg Jensen Damask. Her primary designs have a wide range of the stylised, romantic designs to the more geometric lines.

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About Damask

Georg Jensen Damask is a culture bearer within Danish design tradition as well as the history of craft. Our history is built on proud weaving traditions since 1756, but members of the family behind Georg Jensen Damask have been weavers all the way back to the 1500s.  The weaving is based on a classic design with a focus on functionality and quality both back then and today.

Throughout times we have worked together with some of the most acknowledged weavers, designers and architects, for example Arne Jacobsen, Cecilie Manz, Andreas Engesvik, Margrethe Odgaard and Nanna Ditzel. Furthermore, we have been involved in several projects with the Royal Danish Court and we are proud to call ourselves Purveyor to Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark.

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