Swedish designer Lina Rickardsson started out weaving linen rugs in her own basement and founded the company Pappelina in 1999. When she found a stock of plastic ribbons from the 60’s, at a small weavery in Sweden, an idea was born.
Along with the craftsmen of the weavery, Lina began developing the traditional plastic rug by improving the material, experimenting with production techniques, developing new colours and adding patterns. By combining genuine craftsmanship with modern design, she managed to make the classic Swedish rug into a contemporary high quality and functional piece of art for homes and projects around the globe.
The Pappelina rug began to take the world by storm. Today our products can be found in over 25 countries world-wide. Pappelina is still growing, yet at our core remains small-scale local Dalarna craftsmanship. Over the years, additional products have been added to the product range. However, the rug is still the heart of Pappelina’s business.
To us, even the smallest detail is important – from the choice of material and pattern, to the weaving, the finish, and our services. We never stop to improve. But we’re not just about colorful perfectionism; we want our products to bring you a burst of lasting joy! We like what we do, what we make – our aim is that you do too.