Fransje Gimbrère creates a woven installation for Róhe Frames at Amsterdam Fashion Week

Amsterdam-based brand and studio Róhe Frames populated a showroom with curated vintage furniture and Crafted Columns, a woven installation by artist Fransje Gimbrère, to launch their latest collection during Amsterdam Fashion Week.

That raw frames The exhibition took place in the Jordaan district of central Amsterdam in a white-walled room, mostly lit by a barrel-vaulted skylight.

Róhe Frames used vintage and contemporary furniture to showcase its latest collection

Here, Róhe Frames has incorporated its latest collection of seasonal and knitted pieces into curated vintage and contemporary furniture pieces. In the corner of the room, Dutch artist Fransje Gimbrère created a large woven installation entitled Crafted Columns.

Gimbrère sought knitting techniques to inform her design of three volumes of black yarn, crafting the handcrafted installation using hundreds of ropes, cords, and yarns of varying thicknesses and weaves.

Image of the woven installation in the Róhe Frames pop-up
The installation consists of three columnar volumes

The yarn installation was suspended from the ceiling of the Róhe Frames room using hoop-shaped supports. Gimbrère wove and braided the yarn, cord and rope over the supports, then draped the volumes in the space like columns.

Much of the vintage furniture throughout the space has been wrapped and upholstered with excess yarn used in Gimbrère’s installation.

Image of the hand-woven installation in the pop-up
The material has been manipulated to create different shapes

“Hundreds of different cords made from natural materials create a three-dimensional play,” says the brand. “The art exhibition tells the story of a conscious and multidisciplinary approach that is characteristic of Róhe.”

“Crafted Columns explores the dialogue between fashion, craftsmanship, art and collaborations in a physical space where all of these disciplines can coexist,” added Rohé Frames.

Also on display was a steel chair and bench by the Dutch designer Paul Coenenwhich have been carefully placed between subtly curved clothes rails.

Solid wood pieces — like a 1970s lounge chair upholstered in Icelandic sheepskins — were loaned from a home furniture store foundation added a warmer touch to the room.

Inside view of Róhe Frames clothes on clothes rails
Vintage furniture was sourced from the brand

“Good things in life can’t be rushed, so we’re committed to sharing the beautiful stories of the handmade,” said Róhe Frames of the exhibition.

“By bringing light to the art of knitting, we hope to create a deeper connection between our customers and Róhe pieces.”

Image of a stool with a wicker seat next to shelves in the Róhe Frames pop-up
Vintage furniture has been upholstered with excess yarn from the woven installation

The brand also collaborated with a UK-based fashion designer Amy Powell to create a line of hand-knitted garments consisting of six experimental knit tops.

At this year’s Amsterdam Fashion Week, Francon presented his spring/summer 2023 collection at MVRDV’s Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, while 1/OFF presented a collection of vintage fabrics.

photography is over Stephanie Oonk.

Amsterdam Fashion Week took place from August 31st to September 4th, 2022 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. See the Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events taking place around the world.

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