is a good example of the merger between craft and design: the artistic
process resulting in a one off artwork, which is then adapted to industrial
Charlotte Houman works as a freelance designer, creating interior textiles
for some of the most important textile and rollerblind companies in
Denmark and Spain. Her innovative and original works carry forward the
best features of the Scandinavian design tradition.
Working with architects, Charlotte Houman creates unique textile solutions
tailored to the conditions of each place, with the focus on the potential
of textiles as regards acoustics, shading light, dividing rooms, or
decoration. She works with a perfect balance of function, aesthetics
and sensory qualities.
Charlotte Houman has her workshop in Spain. This mixture between North
and South is clearly reflected in her works. Light plays a prominent
role in her textiles, but sometimes, even though light has a fantastic
power, we need to shut it out, and it is in this area of tension between
light and shadow that Charlotte Houman is working. She invents her own
techniques, re-working pre-fabricated rollerblind canvas, creating hole-patterns,
achieving original relief, light and shadow effects.
Photos Manolo Yllera