Butler Lindgård creates Tits N Ass textiles as "a bit of feminist fun" - architecture and design

Butler Lindgård creates Tits N Ass textiles as "a bit of feminist fun"



Swedish design duo Butler Lindgård has created textiles based on the female body, including carpets adorned with breasts and fabrics that look blood-stained.
The designers developed four figurative patterns for their Tits N Ass textiles: Nipple, Hairy, Traces and Stained. Each one relates to a supposedly provocative bodily issue such as breastfeeding, body hair, being overweight and menstruation.
The designers used their bodies to apply paint to produce the Traces pattern, seen here on a throw
Each design is applied to furnishings including rugs, linen throws, bolsters and cushions, as well as becoming textile wallhangings and prints.
Products include the hand-tufted Nipple rug produced with Swedish rug company Kasthall, the Traces linen throw, and by-the-metre hand-printed fabric in both designs, along with a further pattern called Hairy. The Nipple rug was produced with Swedish brand Kasthall
"The whole thing begun as a reaction to what we felt was a more conservative approach to breastfeeding in public spaces," explained the designers, Hanna Butler and Karin Olu Lindgård.
"We had both recently had our third child, and felt like breastfeeding all of a sudden was provocative to some people in a way we hadn't experienced before. Hanna even got thrown out from a museum for feeding her infant because no eating was allowed," added Olu Lindgård.
The Nipple and Hairy patterns are applied to by-the-metre textiles
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