Sway is a throw which, with its simple visual expression and clean, honest materials, will last many years. It can easily be packed and used as a shawl when taken on a cool summer’s night. While in use the throw adopts a three dimensional form which has inspired me to twist the simple pattern into diagonal curves - like a sail drawing in the wind.The throw is jacquard-woven, a technique producing complicated patterns, which appear equally beautiful on both sides of the fabric.
Tina Ratzer is a Danish designer with a degree in textile design and weaving from the Design School Kolding in Denmark. In 1999 Tina founded her own studio, Ratzer, and since then her designs have been selected for several exhibitions.
Her work is characterized by geometric expressions and a balanced colour scheme with a twist or a surprising detail that lets the techniques of the craftsmanship step forward and become a key element of the work.