Björk's remote Icelandic summerhouse inspires Klaus Haapaniemi & Co.'s Black Lake furniture and textile collection

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KH Black Lake Collection by Klaus Haapaniemi

Björk's Icelandic summer house inspires a patterned furniture and textile collection

London studio Klaus Haapaniemi & Co has designed a hand-engraved sofa, woven tapestry and circular carpet exclusively for Björk's remote summer house in Iceland.

The pieces feature a print called Black Lake, which Haapaniemi created after hearing the Icelandic singer and songwriter's description of the lava fields close to her house.

KH Black Lake Collection by Klaus Haapaniemi

The pattern has also been used on a collection of accessories including scarves and purses, that will be available commercially.

"Initiated by a personal order from iconic artist Björk, Klaus designed a set of bespoke furniture inspired by [Björk's] own description of the Icelandic fantasy landscapes, that he then dreamt of bringing back inside the house," said the studio's co-founder Mia Wallenius.

KH Black Lake Collection by Klaus Haapaniemi

The bespoke sofa with an angular timber frame features subtle hand engravings on its arms, back and feet, while chunky cushions are upholstered with the Black Lake print.

The woven tapestry is intended to be used as long rug that is draped over the sofa.

KH Black Lake Collection by Klaus Haapaniemi

Inspired by the dark, steaming lake described by Björk, the circular carpet is decorated with unusual foliage, water lilies and mysterious lava stones.

While the furniture is custom-built by Finnish furniture studio Nikari, the tapestry is woven in a British textile mill in Bristol, and Nally, the circular volcanic lake-inspired carpet, is printed on wool in the Netherlands.

KH Black Lake Collection by Klaus Haapaniemi

Before being sent to Björk's summerhouse, the Black Lake Collection will be shown publicly at Helsinki concept store and gallery Lokal.

The collection will be exhibited alongside other items made using the Black Lake print. The products, which include printed wool scarves and velvet clutches, will be sold exclusively at Lokal.

KH Black Lake Collection by Klaus Haapaniemi

Lokal will also show part of Klaus Haapaniemi's Xenia etching series made with master printmaker studio, Himmelblau.

KH Black Lake Collection by Klaus Haapaniemi

It is not the first time Björk has inspired a work of design, with Neri Oxman having previously produced a 3D-printed mask based on her musculoskeletal system.

Klaus Haapaniemi & Co was founded in 2010 by Klaus Haapaniemi and Mia Wallenius. The London-based Finnish design and lifestyle brand has since become known for its richly detailed, folklore-inspired patterns.