The Monster patterns by artist and illustrator Siri Carlén are playful exaggerations of markings found in nature. And fittingly, these boldly striped and ringed patterns adorn these largest rugs yet. The HEM Monster collection of floor coverings are made to the highest standards; they are painstakingly hand-knotted by skilled makers in soft new wool, meaning that your Monster will be around to offer deep comfort and vibrant colour for many years to come.
Born in 1986, Siri Carlén is an artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work is best described as tactile, playful, dynamic, and colorful. Throughout her practice – which spans many disciplines including sculpture, painting, textile, and illustration – there are clear signs of human touch, materiality, and production. Carlén is best known for her drawings in vibrant pastel crayons on black or colored paper, usually with motifs inspired by her everyday life, her family, nature, or classic still lives and patterns.