One to Watch

Carolina Elias­son, tex­tile artist, Coastal Craft­work, Van­cou­ver

Western Living - - CONTENTS - Sam Nar See Elias­son’s work on dis­play at Kate Dun­can’s Ad­dress in Van­cou­ver, Septem­ber 21 to 23, ad­dres­sas­sem­

Tex­tile de­signer Carolina Elias­son weaves play­ful spirit into her cre­ations.

“I love the de­sign chal­lenge— whether it’s us­ing some­thing that would oth­er­wise be wasted or solv­ing a prob­lem,” says Van­cou­ver­based de­signer Carolina Elias­son. From tote bags to sig­na­ture bas­kets to small jew­ellery trays, each of her Coastal Craft­work cre­ations fea­tures an un­em­bel­lished look in­spired by Scan­di­na­vian aes­thet­ics. Elias­son’s artis­tic ap­proach show­cases a sim­ple, stacked pat­tern spi­ralled with colour­ful poly-core threads to em­pha­size the de­sign’s bal­ance of dura­bil­ity and longevity with fun.

Since launch­ing her new ca­reer and stun­ning craft­work just two years ago (for­merly, Elias­son worked as a doc­tor of tra­di­tional Chi­nese medicine), Elias­son al­ready has her hands set to un­veil new cre­ations this fall. “Craft­ing de­vel­oped from a cre­ative out­let that I would only be able to tap into on my off time into my job,” she says. “I’m so lucky I was able to move my pas­sion from the back­ground to the fore­ground.”—

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