Malin Bobeck is a textile designer and artist, 30 years old, based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her works currently revolve around light emitting textiles, specializing in weaving with optical fibers. Malin has been studying and working in the textile field for the last 12 years and is educated at Tillskärarakademin, Uppsala University and latest The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, graduating in spring 2014 earning a Bachelor in fine arts, Textile Design. Since 2014 she has been running her own company, creating textiles with optical fiber and she has been awarded several art grants for her innovative work. In December 2015 she was awarded the “Encouragement of research” from the Sten A Olsson foundation, with the motivation: “For those who are accustomed to thinking of the woven fabric as something quiet and controlled, the encounter with Malin Bobeck’s work will be bewildering. Her textiles careen, sparkle and switch between different moods. They arouse curiosity and invite us to be tactile. In her still young artistic practice, Malin Bobeck aims to create changing spatial structures in which the latest lighting and interactive technology is combined with handicraft. She is part of a broad movement in craft and design that combines traditional methods with contemporary technology, in an inquiring and inclusive way. Her approach rejuvenates the craft and also creates a new and exciting context for the achievements of engineering science.” Profile photo: Kenn Bush
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