Textile Icon Hanne Vedel Secures a Place in Danish Design History

Weaving artist Hanne Vedel of the celebrated Danish studio Spindegården. Photography by Marie Vedel Dall.

Even a pandemic can’t slow down this 87-year-old. In early September, weaving artist Hanne Vedel was a star presence at Copenhagen’s 3 Days of Design fair, one of the first industry events to go live—IRL—since COVID-19 hit. Her one-of-a-kind rugs were exhibited at a pop-up show mounted by Kjellerup Væveri, the mill that produces Vedel’s minimalist upholstery fabrics (including those covering the Finn Juhl chairs at the U.N. Trusteeship Council Chambers in New York). Not to mention the octogenarian still works the loom daily as creative chief of Spindegården, the studio founded by famed weaver Paula Trock in 1948 and helmed by Vedel since 1970. Over the decades, Vedel has main­tained the atelier’s celebrated legacy of handcraftsmanship and cemented its commercial success via industrially pro­duced textile collections. Along the way, she’s collaborated with some of

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Tech icon criticizes San Francisco, announces move to Florida: ‘Impossible to stay here’

Bay Area tech icon Keith Rabois announced he’s leaving San Francisco permanently — and he is criticizing the city on his way out.

Rabois, an early executive at PayPal, Square, LinkedIn and more, told Fortune he is “moving imminently” because he’s finding it “impossible to stay” in San Francisco. After living in the Bay Area for 20 years, he said he plans on moving to Florida.

“I think San Francisco is just so massively improperly run and managed that it’s impossible to stay here,” Rabois told Fortune. He told the publication other friends in his peer group have done the same, and a look at his Twitter account shows multiple tweets about the so-called San Francisco exodus.

Rabois is a legend in Silicon Valley as an investor and a tech exec. He rose to prominence as part of the PayPal Mafia,

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