TEXTILE DESIGN

Charlotte Houman completed her textile design studies at the “Danmarks Design Skole” in Copenhagen in 1991. Shortly after, she set up her studio in Cuacos de Yuste, Extremadura, where she has designed textiles for prestigious Danish companies, such as Kvadrat and Faber, and created works for innumerable exhibitions in much of the world. Her creations have won many awards and prizes, and she has been awarded grants from Danish foundations on numerous occasions.

Charlotte works as an independent designer, creating designs for interior fabrics, such as curtains, blinds, screens and merino wool blankets. Her innovative and original works reflect the best of Scandinavian design, moving between design, craft and art.

In 2003, she moved to her new studio on the top floor of the Cantarranas Inn, which she owns with her husband.

In 2011 she changed course and got involved in local politics, and was elected councilor of culture in the municipality of Cuacos de Yuste, Extremadura. After two years in this role, she returned to the world of design, this time with the focus on sustainable design and the environment.

In 2014, she founded “Extremerinas” together with Concha Salguero, coordinator of projects in the Transhumance and Nature Association, based on their shared passion of working with the wonderful merino wool from the pastures of Extremadura. Since then, Charlotte’s work has focused on creating sustainable, aesthetic and functional products, such as wool blankets. For several years she has experimented with Extremaduran merino wool to obtain a superior quality for her blankets. Now, after a lot of work and research, she is ready to present the blankets to the public at the ‘Biocultura 2018’ fair in Madrid in November

The merino wool of the Extramaduran pastures remains at the centre of Charlotte’s, work, with the aim of refining the quality even more, and expanding the collection of blankets with other wool products.

SUSTAINABILITY IS A PRIORITY IN MY CREATIONS.
DESIGN FOR DESIGN’S SAKE DOES NOT INTEREST ME, THERE MUST BE A STORY BEHIND MY WORK.
MIES VAN DER ROHE’S FAMOUS PHRASE “LESS IS MORE” HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY MOTTO.

 

NEW PRODUCTS

Blanket collection of 100% natural merino wool, from Extremadura farms.

NEW AWARD 2018

Mention of honor  “IV Premio de innovación rural”

Award
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