ARNE & CARLOS x TrondheimSolistene Collaboration

The collaboration 

The collaboration between the two artistic partners was first explored after meeting at the St Magnus Festival in the Orkney Islands in 2014 and again in 2017.  Having experienced each other’s work at the Festival, a shared understanding gradually revealed itself, and despite coming from different genres, our mutual focus on Norway´s unique folk heritage gave us many lines of synergy.

Our relationship with TrondheimSolistene was revived during the early months of lockdown in 2020, and after receiving a commission from them, we designed a series of patterns for mittens and fingerless gloves for them. These designs take inspiration from traditional Norwegian folk art known as  ‘rosemaling’. The beautiful spiral forms in both the mitten and fingerless glove also evoke elements of the bass key used in music, so the match is perfect!