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Ylva Sundin

Ylva Sundin



Year of birth: 1979

Place of birth: Härnösand

Contact: +46 (0) 76 339 98 65
y.sundin (at)

Credits: Gotlands Gummifabrik and Väveriet 

Add Chesterfield 

I use patterns and textiles in a spatial context, as mediators of stories and ideas. In my work I use various methods such as sampling and story‑telling. I’m interested in the way shapes, materials and things are loaded with different ideological values, memories and stories, and the way you can rework them to create new combinations.

In my degree project Add Chesterfield I use textile applications and the way they change the shape and meaning of an item of furniture. It’s about dressing and dressing up. The chesterfield is in many ways a bearer of power and status, and to this picture I add other furniture associated with completely different values and stories.