Jun 12, 2024
Helena Rohner x Teixits Vicens
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Blaire Dessent
Helena Rohner x Teixits Vicens
Jun 12, 2024
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Blaire Dessent
Helena Rohner x Teixits Vicens
Jun 12, 2024
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Blaire Dessent
Helena Rohner x Teixits Vicens
Jun 12, 2024
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Blaire Dessent
Helena Rohner x Teixits Vicens
Jun 12, 2024
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Blaire Dessent
Helena Rohner x Teixits Vicens
Jun 12, 2024
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Blaire Dessent
Helena Rohner, Photo: Lourdes Cabrera
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arlier this year, Teixits Vicens launched a new collaboration with Madrid-based jewellery designer Helena Rohner titled “Pink Lush”. The vibrant fabric, with its bold green and pop of pink, is based on the traditional telas de lenguas or ikat pattern that defines Mallorcan weaving, but has its own distinctive style, reflecting Rohner’s unique creative vision.


Rohner, who was born in the Canary Islands, has been designing jewellery for over 25 years. With a base in Madrid, her jewellery and homeware collections are sold around the world. She recently curated an important jewellery exhibition at the Museo de Traje, in Madrid, titled “Escultura timida” (Shy Sculpture), that presented a fascinating dialogue between historic and contemporary jewellery. Rohner’s contemporary jewellery, for men and women, often references elements of nature, such as organic forms or shapes, and she is also known for her use of clean, elegant lines, and the use of stones, wood, and colour.


The collaboration with the heritage brand, Teixits Vicens, which is celebrating 170 years in 2024, developed during the pandemic. Rohner was on the island and visited the workshop, where she was inspired by seeing the craftsmanship in action. In addition, she says, “I also knew well the telas de lenguas or ikat techniques of the company. My mother is a weaver and natural dyes expert, so textiles were an important part of my childhood”. Rohner has done other textile collaborations such as with Massimo Copenhagen, GAN in Valencia, as well as Teixidors in Barcelona, with whom she designed a series of cashmere scarves.

Pink Lush applied to a tote bag,. Photo: Irache Ocaña, Courtesy of Teixits Vicens
Photo: Irache Ocaña, Courtesy of Teixits Vicens

About the unique pattern of “Pink Lush”, Rohner notes, “It has been a challenge designing a lengua-based pattern that is the same but also different. The weaving technique limitations are high, but I still wanted to give it a different aura. The pink, I thought, would break up the cooler tones of greens, and though the pink has less overall presence, I think that stripe defines the design. I think the fact that there is more ‘air’ within the colour represented, also adds a new softer mood.”

The fabric captures a bright, Mediterranean style, offering a more contemporary interpretation and combination that feels fresh and new. In addition to the fabric, which can be ordered to measure, Rohner designed some carry-on bags, cushions, table accessories and applied it to the famous bkf chair designed by Antonio Bonet and edited by Isist. "We spent approximately 6 months making the fabric," notes Bartomeu Fuster, General Manager of Teixits Vicens. "We invited Helena to our workshop so that she could learn about the artisans and our ancestral technique. It was necessary for her to know our technique. The artisans had a lot of work to weave the fabric, because this fabric needs many color reserves to be able to make the motifs," he explains.


Pink Lush, which was recently presented at Xtant, is available through the Teixits Vicens shop in Pollensa and select pieces will soon be available in her shops in Madrid and Barcelona. For those who want to see her jewellery in person, visit La Principal shop in Palma.


https://www.teixitsvicens.com/


@teixitsvicens


https://helenarohner.com


@helenarohner

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