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Estelle Bourdet

Estelle Bourdet Weaver
Contact
French, English, Swedish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+46 705782964
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Timeless textiles made to last

  • • Traditional Swedish weaving processes influence Estelle's work
  • • She mixes analogue techniques with digitally processed patterns
  • • She often uses old sheets and fabrics as weft in her rugs

Born to a Swedish mother and a Swiss father, Estelle Bourdet was raised in a mountain village in French-speaking Switzerland and spent her childhood summers in the Swedish coastal region of Hälsingland. Her Swedish great grandmother was a weaver, and their summerhouse was filled with her handwoven rugs, curtains, napkins and blankets, as well as fishing nets and tools. This environment made a strong impact on Estelle as a child, which echoes in her artistic practice today. After four years working in events and communications, she applied to the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL), where she specialised in textiles. Further study followed at the Hochschule Luzern HSLU and the school for Craft and Design, Capellagården, Sweden.

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Works

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Domestic Surface IV

This woven wall piece is part of a series of five, created with recycled cotton threads and rags. The project, initiated for a gallery exhibition in Geneva, is called Domestic Surface and represents the different rooms within a house.

Height 170 cm
Width 115 cm

Estelle Bourdet Weaver
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Discussion I & Discussion II

These two works were created as a diptych. The colours of the weft and warp in each piece are inverted, representing the idea of a conversation between the two pieces.

Height 70 cm
Width 50 cm

Estelle Bourdet Weaver
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Composition de Balcon

Inspired by the sheets hanging on balconies during a hot summer, this wall piece was created using collected bedlinen.

Height 200 cm
Width 130 cm

Estelle Bourdet Weaver
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Domestic Surface III

This woven wall piece is part of a series of five, created with recycled cotton threads and rags. The project, initiated for a gallery exhibition in Geneva, is called Domestic Surface and represents the different rooms within a house.

Height 230 cm
Width 57 cm

Estelle Bourdet Weaver
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Domestic Surface I

This woven wall piece is part of a series of five, created with recycled cotton threads and rags. The project, initiated for a gallery exhibition in Geneva, is called Domestic Surface and represents the different rooms within a house.

Height 210 cm
Width 180 cm

Estelle Bourdet Weaver

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