Three woven volumes were installaed at the Rohe Frames pop-up

Fransje Gimbrère inserts woven installation at Róhe Frames pop-up during Amsterdam Fashion Week

Amsterdam-based brand and studio Róhe Frames populated a show space with curated vintage furniture and Crafted Columns, a woven installation by artist Fransje Gimbrère, to launch its latest collection during Amsterdam Fashion Week.

The Róhe Frames exhibition took place in the Jordaan neighbourhood of central Amsterdam within a white-walled space that was largely lit by a barrel-vaulted skylight above.

Interior image of the Róhe Frames Crafted Columns instalaltion
Róhe Frames used vintage and contemporary furniture to display its latest collection

Here, Róhe Frames incorporated its latest collection of trans-seasonal and knitted pieces amongst curated pieces of vintage and contemporary furniture. In the corner of the room, Dutch artist Fransje Gimbrère created a large woven installation titled Crafted Columns.

Gimbrère looked to knitting techniques to inform her design of three black-yarn volumes, crafting the handmade installation using hundreds of ropes, cords and yarns of varying thicknesses and weaves.

Image of the woven installation at the Róhe Frames pop-up
The installation is comprised of three column-like volumes

The yarn installation was suspended across the ceiling of the Róhe Frames space via means of hoop-shaped supports. Gimbrère wove and braided the yarn, cord and rope across the supports in order to then drape the volumes in a column-like style within the space.

Many of the vintage furniture pieces incorporated throughout the space were wrapped and upholstered in excess yarn used in Gimbrère's installation.

Image of the hand-woven installation at the pop-up
The material was manipulated to create different forms

"Hundreds of different cords made of natural materials create a three-dimensional play," said the brand. "The art exhibition tells the story of a conscious and multidisciplinary approach, characteristic of Róhe."

"Crafted Columns explores the dialog between fashion, craftsmanship, art, and collaborations in a physical space where all of these disciplines can coexist," Rohé Frames added.

Also on show were a steel chair and bench by Dutch designer Paul Coenen, which were carefully placed between subtly waved clothing rails.

Solid wood pieces – such as a 1970s lounge chair upholstered in Icelandic sheep skins – lent by home furniture store Fundamente added a warmer touch to the space.

Interior image of Róhe Frames clothing on clothes rails
Vintage furniture was sourced by the brand

"Good things in life can't be rushed, that's why we are committed to sharing the beautiful stories of the handmade," said Róhe Frames of the exhibition.

"By shedding light on the art of knitting, we hope to spark a deeper connection between our customers and the Róhe pieces."

Image of a stool with a woven seat beside shelving at the Róhe Frames pop-up
Vintage furniture was upholstered in excess yarn from the woven installation

The brand also collaborated with UK-based fashion designer Amy Powell to create a line of hand-knitted garments comprised of six experimental knitted tops.

At this year's Amsterdam Fashion Week, Francon showcased its Spring Summer 2023 collection at MVRDV's Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen while 1/OFF presented a collection made from vintage fabrics.

Photography is by Stéphanie Oonk.

Amsterdam Fashion Week took place from 31 August to 4 September 2022 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. See Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events taking place around the world.

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