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Ute Ketelhake

Ute Ketelhake Textile designer
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German, English, French, Italian
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By appointment only
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+49 5041971526
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Sustainable, ethical rug making

  • • Ute upcycles textile remnants into rugs
  • • She has developed a unique technique
  • • Her work is ethically and ecologically sustainable

The sustainable use of resources and the longevity of products have always been key aspects of Ute Ketelhake’s design approach. “Already during my studies in 1983, I dealt with recycling, at that time a rather unpopular topic,” she says. However, it took two decades of working and gaining experience as a freelance designer, consultant, and lecturer until she felt it was the right time to fully focus on the question: why continue to launch more products with a limited lifespan when so much is already available? With that in mind Ute developed a unique technique to upcycle brand new pre-consumer waste material from the textile industry, combining it with traditional weaving techniques to create ecological, sustainable products.

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Works

  • © Karoline Ketelhake
  • © Karoline Ketelhake
  • © Karoline Ketelhake
  • © Karoline Ketelhake
  • © Karoline Ketelhake
Photo: © Karoline Ketelhake
Dolly Sheep

The Dolly Sheep cushion was hand knotted in two pieces on the loom from GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified merino wool. The soft, furry texture of this cuddly cushion makes it the perfect gift for young and old.

Height 45 cm
Width 70 cm
Thickness 25 cm

Ute Ketelhake Textile designer
Photo: © Karoline Ketelhake
Lana Cotta

Hand knotted on the loom from pure new organic merino wool, the Lana Cotta stool has a soft and comfortable seat.

Height 50 cm
Width 45 cm
Length 45 cm

Ute Ketelhake Textile designer
Photo: © Karoline Ketelhake
Coral

This floor cushion was hand knotted on the loom from pure new organic merino wool. It has a coral inspired shape and a soft, furry texture.

Height 25 cm
Width 65 cm
Length 50 cm

Ute Ketelhake Textile designer
Photo: © Karoline Ketelhake
Pebbles on River Bed

The Pebbles on River Bed rug was hand knotted on the loom from GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified merino wool. The fabric was shredded, boiled and converted into thick, soft fringes, giving the rug its warm and furry texture.

Height 5 cm
Width 150 cm
Length 200 cm

Ute Ketelhake Textile designer
Photo: © Karoline Ketelhake
Lana Calla

This meditation floor cushion was hand knotted on the loom from pure new organic merino wool. Each fringe has been individually shaped as a calla flower.

Height 25 cm
Width 90 cm
Length 60 cm

Ute Ketelhake Textile designer

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