Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s watercolour sketch to rug Tornet.

Märta Måås-Fjetterström's sketches for her rugs are retained at the Fundraising Foundation for the Preservation of Knowledge of Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s Rugs and Weaving. Click to see image of the rug.


Rya rug Tornet (the tower) designed by Märta Måås-Fjetterström.

In 1931, Carl Malmsten was commissioned to design the interiors for a number of suites at the new Hotel Waldorf Astoria in New York. Märta Måås-Fjetterström was asked to produce rugs for the suites.

She crossed the Atlantic and the city with its skyscrapers inspired her to design the rug that was displayed at the Swedish Exhibition of Industrial Art in
London the same year.

Click on the sketch to see the image of the rug.
Photo sketch: Anette Nilsson
Photo rug: Sanna Argus Tirén/Royalpalaces.se

Knotted Pile
Designed in 1931

Märta Måås-Fjetterström invariably painted the sketches for her rugs and weavings in watercolour. Thanks to her sketches, the craftsmanship and the cultural heritage live on.

"Look at the rugs – find me"

If you didn't had the opportunity to visit the exhibition at the Royal Palace, you can now explore the exhibition digitally from home! Go on a virtual tour via the link: